5 Reasons to Invest in FRP Tanks
Water is the source of life and we all deserve access to clean drinking water. Providing drinking water to rural areas can prove difficult, but at LANDYOUNG we are committed to providing solutions! For rural communities and remote areas or farms, drinking water is still a daily necessity and many people have found creative ways to store it. However, when it comes to how we store water, you want to choose a storage unit that is durable and will stand the test of time, while keeping your water safe. That's why choosing an FRP tank may be the best choice for you!
FRP or glass fibre-reinforced plastic storage tanks offer significant advantages over other commercial materials. Over the years, various materials have been used to construct industrial water tanks. Many integrated systems consist of unreinforced concrete or polyethene and steel, but they do not necessarily offer the same advantages as FRP. So, what are the advantages of fibreglass?
1. High strength-to-weight ratio
FRP is not only durable but also lightweight. On average, FRP is approximately 5.5 times lighter than similar steel parts and 75% lighter than comparable aluminium parts. This lightweight property of FRP products makes installation easier. (Easier installation means lower installation costs!)
A considerable advantage of FRP is its low cost. FRP is almost one-sixth the price of stainless steel or carbon steel. In many cases, FRP offers both a satisfactory solution to corrosion problems and the lowest cost of material options. Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, FRP can save over 70% in maintenance costs.
3. Non-conductive/EMI and RFI transparency
When you have equipment or instruments that depend on accurate readings, electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI) is critical. FRP materials are transparent to EMI and RFI. In addition, FRP is non-conductive and therefore works well as an electrical insulator.
4. Corrosion resistance
The main reason for using glass fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) is its inherent resistance to corrosion. Suppose you need a product that will be exposed to the high salt content of fresh water, salt water, sanitary water or even the air near the sea. In this case, corrosion-resistant FRP is the material for you. In combination with the right resin, FRP can withstand the most corrosive environments.
Compared to metal, fibreglass can be made into many different shapes and sizes with relative ease. It is most suitable for many applications because you can do things with it that cannot be done economically with other materials. You can shape almost any configuration or device. You can even use FRP to arrange existing structures.
As far as water storage systems are concerned, FRP water tanks are at the top of the list. It is second to none in terms of economy, customisation and strength compared to other products in the industry.
At LANDYOUNG, we want to help you find a solution for your drinking water needs. We take the time to ensure that we understand all the details and requirements of your project to find the most suitable option. Contact us today for a quote and we'll help you find the right drinking water tank for you!
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