What Gives FRP Tanks Their Strength?

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Working with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic tanks can be one of the most beneficial decisions you can make for your worksite, not just for the advantages FRP has over most other commercial materials, but because FRP tanks are some of the most tensile and durable storage options on the market. FRP has been making a name for itself over the years against steel or concrete counterparts and quickly became the industry standard across a range of different industries. But what is it about FRP tanks that makes them so strong? Here’s what you need to know about FRP tanks and what gives them their strength!

Tank requirements are specific to each individual job, but overall, you need a tank that can safely hold and maintain heavy, large amounts of materials without falling apart or corroding. The resin composites and glass fibers used in production will dictate the use of the tank, but every tank is built with the same attention to detail and many layers of fiberglass and resin composites. As soon as the resin dries, the unit becomes one flexible, incredibly durable and long-lasting storage option. What makes FRP so sought after is the customization that can happen for your particular job requirements. For example, industries that require fertilizer or oilfield wastewater storage will need a more flame and corrosion-resistant ratio than potable water storage. FRP has more tensile strength than timber and can hold up against the same conditions as aluminum or steel, outperforming these materials with their lightweight design. Because they’re constructed as a unit with very few seams, FRP tanks have the advantage of being watertight as well!

FRP tanks are also able to be constructed into shapes you might not be able to achieve with traditional building materials, giving you more freedom in your design needs. They can withstand the elements, including sun damage if a UV-resistant coating is applied, and are simple to maintain and repair when needed. Their strength-to-weight ratio makes them an ideal option for many industries that employ storage units above and below ground and you can trust you’re using a quality product as FRP tanks have been used by the experts in the oil and gas industries for decades.

Here at FRP Mocoat, we’re ready to bring your storage needs to life! Get in touch with us and we’ll get started on making a strong, resilient fiberglass reinforced tank that will last you for years.

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