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Strengthening Concrete and Repairing Water Tanks with FRP

For the past two decades and more, fiber-reinforced polymers (FPR) have been used in the U.S. for concrete strengthening, as well as in its capacity as a standard construction material. It has steadily been gaining broader acceptance among professionals who are becoming aware of its outstanding properties, especially when compared to conventional strengthening processes and techniques. That being so, FRP composites are now being used in many more applications requiring strengthening, such as in water tank repair and in tank linings in general. Read more »

Water Tank Repairs Cost Trillions Every Year, But There’s a More Affordable Option

From above ground tanks to in-ground pipes, corrosion is a huge infrastructure problem for businesses, the military and municipal and state governments. It affects all parts of the equation, from handling the tank maintenance, water tank repair, and tank replacement to preventing interruptions in service. Read more »

Tank Lining Repairs FRPMunicipal and commercial water storage tanks represent a big investment for your company or city, so it makes sense to maximize tank lifecycles and get the best possible ROI. Steel water tanks are inevitably subject to corrosion over time, but with the right tank lining repairs you can avoid costly water tank replacement and full tank bottom replacements. Read more »

tank repairs and linings in confined spacesOn-site storage tank repairs can be tricky under the best of circumstances, but they can be particularly difficult when you take confined spaces into account. OSHA has recently put safety rules and regulation regarding confined spaces into effect, but working to repair tank liners or otherwise address important issues from inside a storage tank is still a dangerous prospect. The Chemical Safety Board has stated that there have been over 60 fatalities since 1990 that were caused by fires and explosions from hot work activities in tanks, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has reported 160 fatalities associated with working in confined spaces since 1982. Read more »

firewater tank lining repairsIf you’re in the market for a liquid storage tank for your project, you need to understand that you can’t just have any kind of tank installed. Some storage tanks are intended for potable water, while others are best for wastewater or other chemicals that might be more corrosive or hazardous, requiring different types of tank liners. Constructing a firewater or other liquid storage tank for your facility takes a lot of planning if it is going to be done right. Read more »

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Maintenance and firewater tank repairs are much more complicated than many people realize. You need to make sure that your firewater tank will perform properly in case there is a fire, that there are no leaks in your tank liner, and that it remains filled to capacity if it is ever needed. All of this means that you cannot just call any contractor to complete your firewater tank repairs. You need to contact a qualified professional who specializes in water tank repairs and maintenance to take care of this job. Read more »

Facilities Managers Choose FRP Tank Liners For Many Reasons

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These days, more and more facility owners are choosing to make their tank liners out of fiberglass reinforced plastic, or FRP. FRP is a polymer that is supported with fibers to give it increased strength and longevity. Not only do these fibers help the tank linings better resist corrosion and prevent stress fractures in the tanks themselves, but the liners last far longer than those composed of other materials. When they are installed properly, FRP linings can last for up to 20 years, which of course drastically cuts down on the number of tank repairs that your company will face. Read more »

Common Water Tank Types and Liners

frp water tank fabricationNo matter what type of water tank you are using even small leaks must be addressed quickly to prevent waste and worsening problems. The good news is that a schedule of regular inspections and maintenance can prevent most water tank repairs. Even better news is that most water tanks and water tank liners are designed to last for many years with little or no maintenance. Read more »