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tank leak repair

Storage tanks are used in a number of industries, and while they are durable enough to last for years, they are still subject to corrosion and will need to be repaired at some point. This can seem daunting for some businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on the kinds of storage tanks you have, you might have several options available when it comes to tank leak repair. Read more »

FRP Tank Linings Inspection Report

Tank Name/Contents- Sodium Hypochlorite FRP Tank Linings

Table of Contents

1 Definitions 3

2 Scope and methods 3

3 Summary of Issues & Recommendations 4

4 Barcol Hardness Measurements (ASTM D 2583) 11

5 Appendix A: General Information on FRP 13

6 Appendix B: Conversion Curves for Barcol Values 18

7 Appendix C: Drawings, Name Plate, Labels 19

8 Appendix D: Additional Pictures from the inspection 21

9 Appendix E: Repair Methods to reline FRP Tank surfaces (i.e. replace 100 mil thick corrosion barrier) – a brief outline 23

10 Appendix F: Detailed Repair Procedure to reline FRP Tank surfaces 24

11 Appendix G: Severe Cases of Chemical permeation and resin degradation 27

12 Appendix H: In-place Dome Replacement with Structural MRM layers 31 Read more »

frp wraps, water tank repairs bay area

Water Tank liners  Using FRP for Tank Repairs & Protection

Steel and concrete tanks have always been used to store potable water and other liquids, which means corrosion has always been an issue. In the past, companies have tried to prevent corrosion and avoid costly water tank repairs by lining tanks with materials such as lead-based paint, vinyl, and coal tar epoxies. These days, most companies use fiberglass-reinforced polymer, or FRP, for their water tank liners. FRP was introduced in the 1950s as a way to repair tank bottoms that had corroded. The material could not only bridge gaps that had formed in the bottoms of tanks, but they provided protection from internal corrosion as well. This made FRP wraps useful in tanks that were being used to contain more caustic chemicals. Read more »

frp repairs

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) is a composite material that is composed of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. The composite material can be high-strength fibers like glass or carbon, or steel wires that are embedded in a polymer matrix. The FRP repairs use fibers to provide strength, and the polymer matrix serves as a binder, protects the fibers, and shares the load among the fibers. FRP composites have been in use in the United States for over 30 years. Today, FRP is widely used in many industries and in many applications including FRP ducts, FRP wraps, and FRP repairs.  Read more »

fiberglass tank repairs

Fiberglass Tank Repairs Are Possible With The Right Tools and Techniques

Fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) is a popular material that is often used in chemical and storage tanks. Fiberglass tanks are sturdy and durable, but they can break down over time. The sun’s UV rays can damage the surface over time. Certain harsh chemicals can compromise the tank. Bumps and scratches to the outside layer can damage the tank. FRP tank repairs can be made to the outside of the tank or to the inside, but the repairs needed depend on the type of damage. Read more »