Fiberglass reinforced plastic – or FRP – is a state-of-the-art material that has countless industrial applications. FRP wraps are highly resistant to corrosion and can be used as liners storage tanks, while an FRP duct can withstand extreme temperatures with little trouble. FRP also requires little maintenance and is relatively inexpensive compared to steel and similar materials. This also means that FRP repairs are simple and easy to complete. Let’s take a look at some of the more common industrial uses of FRP.
FRP wraps and tank linings can reinforce storage tanks that are used to store corrosive industrial materials. Naturally, they can also be applied to water tanks that are stored in elevated chloride environments or anywhere else where they may be subject to corrosion over time. These wraps can be molded to fit tanks of practically any size and shape, and they can be repaired if they are damaged. This versatility combined with high resistance to corrosion makes FRP the top choice for long-term industrial storage solutions.
Like FRP wraps, FRP ducts can be designed and manufactured for any specific use. FRP is just as heat-resistance as it is corrosion-resistant, which comes in handy for any FRP ducts that will be exposed to extreme temperatures or caustic materials. They can also be used above ground or below ground, which only adds to their versatility.
It should come as no surprise that FRP wraps, ducts, and tanks can be repaired relatively easily. Not only can FRP be molded into practically any shape, but molten FRP can be used to fill in cracks and gaps in ways that render them practically seamless when it hardens. This also makes FRP a great repair solution when you have damaged concrete or steel industrial structures. The plastic can fill in gaps while reinforcing the material itself.
Thanks to its versatility and resistance to heat and corrosion, fiberglass reinforced plastic has become the preferred choice for industrial storage. Whether you are in need of FRP wraps, ducts, storage tanks, or anything else that your business might need, don’t hesitate to contact Picon today. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about FRP and its many industrial applications.