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Corrosion is a chemical reaction that occurs on the surface of different materials, especially metals. Most people are familiar with rust, which is probably the most common type of corrosion. Corrosion is considered a natural process that transforms the metal into undesirable substances. When you have storage tanks, rust is an enemy. Fiberglass liner repair and fiberglass tank liners can help prevent corrosion and keep your equipment in service longer. Read more »

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A Domestic Water Tank in San Francisco Needs Proper Lining

There are hundreds of domestic water tank in the San Francisco area and thousands in use across the great state of California. And it is no wonder. There are many uses for water storage tanks including potable water, stormwater, wastewater, and fire protection. Commercial applications for water tanks include agriculture, petrochemical, wineries and vineyards, and food processing. Thus, San Francisco domestic water tank maintenance and repair work is an important business enterprise.  Read more »

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Hidden Commercial Water Tanks in San Francisco – Fire Fighting

Residents of San Francisco and visitors to the city might be surprised by what lies unseen beneath their feet. The clue is some interesting brick or stone circles (or rectangles) found in intersections within the city. Underneath those circles or rectangles are 170 to 200 water cisterns (the number reported isn’t consistent) which function as emergency water cisterns. The reason for the cisterns is found in one word: fire.  Read more »

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San Francisco Water Tank Repairs

Commercial steel tanks have a limited lifespan. Whether it’s from corrosion, performance failure, or unexpected damage, steel tanks often require tank leak repair. Making repairs to steel tanks can be expensive, time-consuming and expensive, especially when steel tanks are buried underground. Whatever type of repairs your steel tank needs, consider fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) as an efficient way to get back to normal. Here are three common types of San Francisco water tank repairs. Read more »

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FRP Tank Repairs, Linings and Now FRP Rebar for Concrete Strengthening

Fiber-reinforced plastics or polymers (FRPs) have many industrial uses. We’ve used it in steel tank repairs, concrete reinforcement of old buildings, and tanker and trailer linings. Steel is especially prone to corrosion, but concrete, too, can fail under harsh conditions such as high salinity or high temperatures. It’s forced the industry to look for other options to maintain infrastructure. Read more »

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Why Corrosive Environments Are Perfect for FRP Duct Applications

“Corrosion” is not a word that a contractor, building owner, or business owner wants to hear. Corrosion means that a chemical reaction has taken place which has damaged or destroyed a structure or some of its components. FRP wraps, FRP duct, and FRP repairs are good ways to prevent or remedy the effects of corrosion.  Read more »

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Why Choose FRP for Water Tank Liners and Tank Repairs

Metal storage tanks are extremely susceptible to corrosion, and there will come a time when they will need to be repaired or replaced. Replacing a storage tank is sometimes unavoidable, but it is also a much more costly option. In most cases, it’s best to stick with water tank repair unless the bottom of a tank is no longer salvageable. This usually involves installing new water tank liners, which have evolved over the years to be far stronger and more resistant to heat and corrosion than they’ve been in the past. This is largely thanks to FRP. Read more »

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Fiberglass Tank Repairs Made Simpler

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 587,000 underground storage tanks were being used to contain petroleum and other potentially hazardous materials as of March 2012. These tanks have an expected lifespan of 30 years, but many will only last around 20 years before they start to leak or show other signs of wear and tear  and require fiberglass tank repairs. The EPA began to implement strict regulations on underground storage tanks in 1984, and many of the tanks in use are double-walled to prevent leaks. Unfortunately, not even the most stringent regulations will prevent leaking and other signs of damage completely. Even the sturdiest and most secure water tank liners need to be repaired or replaced eventually, which used to always involve a complicated and costly excavation process. Read more »

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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 »