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What Makes FRP a Good Choice for Concrete Strengthening

Individually, carbon fibers are five times stronger than steel, and when those carbon fibers are impregnated with an epoxy resin, it forms a composite which makes anything it sticks to, considerably stronger. This obviously has some tremendous commercial applications, including tank leak repairs, concrete strengthening, water tank repairs in the Bay Area, and a great many construction applications. Anything in need of a low-weight, high-strength material to reinforce its natural qualities would benefit from having the CFRP composite applied to it. Here are some of the benefits of using CFRP for commercial purposes. Read more »

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It’s very important that storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry maintain structural soundness, both for the sake of public safety, and for environmental safety. The most common material used to build storage tanks is steel, primarily because of its tremendous strength, but that strength does not make it impervious to the damaging effects of corrosion. For that reason, it’s necessary for tank linings to be given protective coatings to help avoid corrosion. Read more »

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There are many factors to consider when choosing a steel  tank for your facility. You need to think about the volume of the tank, what exactly is going to be stored, and whether you can plan coatings or waterproofing to stave off tank leak repair needs. One factor that sometimes gets overlooked by those not in the know is how to waterproof tanks and prevent corrosion. Waterproofing a tank usually involves adding a protective coating to the inside of the tank. Since there isn’t one coating that will protect your tank from absolutely everything, you need to decide what kind of coating you will need. Read more »

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Proves an Effective Concrete Strengthening Solution

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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems have proved worthwhile in the strengthening of damaged concrete structures. They are also used for masonry structures that are scheduled for upgrading as well as for water tank repair. They were initially used in the automotive and civil industries to offer rigidity in a number of applications. FRPs are a blend of E-glass or carbon fibers and a polymer material. The reinforcement offers high-strength even though they are lightweight. Read more »

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Concrete Strengthening and Protection via FRP Lining and Waterproofing Coatings

Concrete is a wonderful building material, especially for water tanks. It is cost effective, relatively durable, and versatile. However, even concrete wears out over time. This article looks at what causes concrete to degrade, how to prevent that degradation from occurring in water tanks, and other considerations to keep in mind about water tank maintenance and concrete strengthening for water tanks. Read more »

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

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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 »

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 »