When you’re in the market for equipment that can be on the pricier side at the initial purchase point, you want to make sure you really understand the construction and function of the product and how long it will be able to work for you. The thing to keep in mind when you’re shopping for an FRP tank, whether for personal fertilizer storage or for commercial wastewater management sites, is that its design offers exceptional chemical and corrosion resistance while maintaining incredible durability and resilience to extreme environments. But the real question any potential buyer wants to know is, “how long will an FRP tank last me?”
The lifespan of a Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic tank can vary depending on the materials and products you intend to store in the unit. For example, an FRP tank employed to store potable water on a very rural homestead will have a longer life than an FRP tank used to store a highly caustic substance, like gasoline, on a refining site. The tank will stand up to the job and do it well, but definitely won’t outlive that potable water tank. Though the ticket price at the time of purchase may seem heftier than another material, like wood or steel, FRP products need almost no maintenance and repairs are so minimal that you’ll be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run!
A selling point for folks working in industries that require products that can withstand corrosive materials is that FRP will outlast the competing materials of concrete and steel by several years and won’t shed into the product being stored. Any site that deals with high pressure and high heat environments will be tough on tanks regardless of their make, but FRP can withstand a great deal more before replacement is required. Tanks in caustic fields will last anywhere from ten to twenty years, unless your site deals directly with acids or metal reaction tanks which shortens the lifespan to five to ten years. Keeping up with frequent inspections, especially in adverse weather situations or when dealing with highly corrosive substances, will absolutely extend the life of the product and the need for a replacement won’t ever sneak up on you.
In less unfriendly environments, such as that rural homestead, an FRP tank designed for potable water storage can live as long as thirty to forty years if cared for properly. Whatever the tank is utilized to store, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic tanks are quickly becoming a leading material for affordability, minimal need for maintenance and lifespan against competitor materials. The environmental impact is therefore lessened thanks to the infrequent need to replace and repair, especially if installed and designed correctly.
That’s where we come in. FRP Mocoat has been in the business of fiberglass reinforced plastic since 2010, supplying oilfield, agricultural, commercial and personal customers with reliable products built to last. Expect to be working with your FRP tank or other FRP product for a good many years. Get in touch with us and we’ll get started on a quote for your project today!