How FRP Tanks Keep your Facility Safe From Fires

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A fire on the job site can cause catastrophic damage and put workers and property at high risk, particularly if you work with flammable materials. If you’re storing ignitable goods, you need to trust the storage solution will keep those goods safe and properly contained without the hazard of leakage, corrosion, or conductivity. Fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks have been employed across a wide range of industries that work with hazardous and flammable materials and continue to be reliable, durable storage options for these industries. Here’s how an FRP tank keeps your facility safe from fires!

Designed to be Fire Resistant

FRP tanks have been a trusted part of the oil and gas field for decades and were designed with fire suppression and corrosion resistance in mind. The construction of a fiberglass-reinforced plastic tank includes the chopped, braided or woven glass fibers mixed with resins and then hand-laid or spun to build a sturdy, flexible and lightweight tank with a resistance to fire or chemical erosion. The tanks are also non-conductive, which is necessary for certain worksites that deal with combustible goods. FRP tanks are made with minimal seams, meaning less risk of leakage, and resins can be mixed to fit the required needs of any chemical substances being stored. The tanks are extremely customizable and can be equipped to fit individual site needs, including sloped bottoms, pump attachments, ladders, walkways and more. They can be put together on site, though they are easily shipped because of how little they weigh in comparison to a tank made of steel, aluminum or concrete. FRP tanks will keep the flammable materials contained while continuing to be fire-repellent and maintaining corrosion resistance, all while costing you less in repairs and maintenance in comparison to other building materials. 

As Fire Suppression Storage

FRP tanks are a reliable source of fire suppression needs, with the ability to store massive amounts of water in a watertight container that can be stored easily above or below ground. The tanks are more economical than most other storage designs because they last so much longer, particularly when faced with harsh environments and subzero temperatures, and they require much less in the way of repair and maintenance work than a concrete tank of equivalent size would need in order to function. They also require less manpower to produce and don’t need heavy machinery to install, meaning FRP tanks are favourable for rural areas because of how easy they are to transport.

Not only will FRP tanks contain flammable materials, but large-scale and rural fire suppression operations rely on FRP tanks to keep those water stores at capacity. You can trust the quality, durability and versatile design of an FRP tank and continue to trust it for many years. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options for your next project that needs a fire-resistant storage option.

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