Fibreglass (FRP) tanks are manufactured as a completely sealed unit. Penetrations through the walls are made in the factory with compatible materials. There are no joints in the unit which are required to be sealed on site. This makes the tanks 100% watertight.
Being watertight has two distinct advantages. First, it prevents the ingress of other fluids and gases into the tank. There by avoiding contamination or dilution of the stored product. Second, it prevents the contamination of the surrounding area with chemicals leaking out of the storage tank.
Fibreglass (FRP) was recognised early in its development as having a high resistance to chemical attack. GRP Tank Solutions carefully selects the most appropriate resin system for the required applications to ensure it meets the asset owners expectations.
Due to the smoothness of the glass resin interior surface of the Fibreglass (FRP) units, particles have difficulty adhering to the sides. The smooth walls of the Fibreglass (FRP) station mean the time taken and frequency of washing down the tanks and build-up of product on the tank walls is significantly reduced. Thereby reducing the operator’s maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
As part of GRP Tank Solutions quality control system, its FRP products are designed and certified by a practising Composite Materials Engineer to be suitable for the proposed application.
The Fibreglass (FRP) Chemical Tanks are manufactured as complete units under controlled conditions in a factory.
Prior to the commencement of manufacture of any FRP components, project specific working drawings are produced for the item. During the drafting process dimensions and clearances are checked to ensure the tank will perform as designed. As the units are customized for each project these drawings include all the necessary details for their manufacture.
The drawings are submitted to the client for approval prior to manufacture. As part of the Quality Control process the Fibreglass (FRP) units are checked at the various stages of manufacture for compliance with the working drawings.
Our tanks can be constructed in many configurations and are designed and constructed to AS2634-1983, BS4994-1987 and ASME RTP-1 – 2011.