If you’ve ever had to store anything in a quantity large enough to merit a massive industrial tank as the storage unit, then you’ve probably heard of or worked with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic tanks. These tanks have become the industry standard for many trades, including oil and gas, refining and chemical. FRP has continued to rise in popularity due to the incredible versatility and reliability of the product as opposed to other materials used for large storage tanks. Here’s why FRP tanks are more reliable than other storage options!
Traditional vs. FRP
Traditional construction materials for storage tanks come with drawbacks, including wearing away in harsh environments, corrosion and aging quickly. Where steel will experience rust and aluminum will undergo corrosion, a tank made of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic will hold strong in the face of both, meaning less maintenance and less upkeep. FRP doesn’t crumble away like concrete and it can withstand temperatures other materials would simply break down under. The lifespan of an FRP tank far outlives that of steel, concrete and aluminum and these tanks can face extreme temperature fluctuation, making them a valuable asset to industries that work through severe weather. Tanks made with FRP are ideal in situations with liquids as fiberglass reinforced plastic is known for its watertight and leakproof qualities, perfect for situations where you’re requiring potable water storage.
Lightweight and easy to transport, FRP tanks cost a fraction to ship in comparison to heavy tanks made of steel or concrete. They are so durable you hardly have to worry about them during the shipping process and they can be assembled easily without a ton of hands. Part of the draw to using FRP tanks is that you don’t need to hire a big crew to install and maintenance can be done with minimal staff. FRP is considerably practical for very rural areas and worksites that are difficult to access, which is especially important if you want as low maintenance as possible.
FRP Will Do The Job!
When you install a fiberglass reinforced plastic tank constructed by a trusted vendor, you know the quality and durability of the product will be unmatched. FRP tanks are non-corrosive, non-conductive and fire-resistant, making them a safer option compared to other materials. Another perk to working with FRP tanks is how customizable they are. From size to tank thickness, the units can be equipped and altered to suit your needs. Ladders, railings, valves, a slope inside the tank itself and many other customizations are available, making FRP a product for every field.
We at FRP Manufacturing pride ourselves on providing you with an effective, reliable FRP tank, one that can outlast competitors and save you money in the long run. You can rely on us to keep up with the latest technologies and techniques! We’re always looking for ways to improve and enhance our tanks and other products to better serve our customers. Get in touch with us if you’ve been on the hunt for a solution – we just might have one for you!