FRP ducts

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) is a material that consists of glass fiber and industrial resins, making it strong and durable. FRP repairs are common in commercial water tanks and linings, but the material has many more applications across industrial commercial industries including FRP ducts. Because of its long service life, durability and design flexibility, FRP is widely used in sewage, oil and gas, urban water supply and the chemical industry. Read more »

tank linings repair

Fiberglass Tank Linings Improved with FRP

Over time, storage tank linings tend to face the issue of corrosion, and that becomes an issue even quicker for tanks storing harsh substances. But even water can be an issue: Water & Wastes Digest’s Bob Hummel writes that salt- and chloride-containing water settling in the bottom of a tank may eat away at it while spawning an electrolyte that exacerbates the problem. Read more »

water tank linings repairs

Is it Time to Refurbish Your Water Storage Tank Linings?

No commercial operation that relies on water storage tanks should want the disruption and expense of a water tank failure and yet, tanks naturally degrade over time. When a tank problem occurs, and preferably beforehand, call the experts in water storage tank linings and tank lining repairsIt is usually less expensive to repair and extend the life of a tank than to replace it. Read more »

tank leak repair

A tank leak repair may seem like a daunting prospect at first. Add the additional complication of a tank being underground, and the challenge can seem insurmountable to the untrained eye thanks to challenges like excavation. However, fiberglass tank repairs can quickly and effectively fix tanks up and get them back to full functionality—even tanks in hard-to-reach places. This article provides an overview of underground tanks and then discusses some repair methods relevant to them. Read more »

water tank repairs water tank linings

At Picon, we’re always excited to see people in the industries we serve doing good work. That’s why we’re taking a short break from writing about Bay Area tank linings and dedicating this post to highlighting some of the notable news related to Sherwin-Williams’s 2020 Water & Wastewater Impact Award. According to Sherwin-Williams, this award is meant to highlight “excellence in delivering long-term asset protection” in the area of “water and wastewater infrastructure.” Read more »

Fiberglass is a popular material used in boat hulls, sports equipment and industrial tanks. When you need fiberglass tank repair, it isn’t always just as easy as melding two pieces together. You have to be concerned with the adhesion, the surface and contaminants, and the type of bond needed to hold the pieces together. Read more »

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Tank Linings and Tank Leak Repair

Because of their light weight, high durability, and relatively inexpensive costs, FRP tanks are the choice of many municipalities and businesses. With these tanks, there are some maintenance and repair considerations to keep in mind. Doing so can greatly extend the usable life of FRP tanks and their accompanying infrastructure. Read more »

fiberglass repairs

A Lot Can Go Wrong with Fiberglass Repair Without Knowledge and Care

Repairing fiberglass can give it new life, but it is not as easy as sticking a patch on a crack. If the right care is not taken, it can result in further damage or an incorrect repair that has to be redone later on. Not only does this add to the time needed to take care of the repair, but wastes materials and effort, as well. Here are some things that can happen to cause problems with fiberglass repair. Read more »