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Chemical Storage Facility Benefits from FRP

For decades, FRP tanks have been used as the material of choice for the containment of chemicals, whether that be storage in the form of tanks or transmission in the form of pipes, that are used in the water treatment and waste water treatment industries.

The ability to tailor a specific resin blend to suit different chemicals and the cost effective manufacturing process mean that it is hard to go past FRP as the most appropriate option. Why then would you design the infrastructure in these areas from materials that don’t have the same level of corrosion resistance.

The advances in manufacturing processes have now meant that “structural composites” are becoming more common place in highly corrosive environments.


For more information, please contact FRP Engineering.

Lightweight FRP Platforms The Main Difference

FRP Engineering was contacted by a client with what appeared to be a pretty straight forward job on first look. A platform, walkway and stairs were required to replace a rotted timber structure and to provide access down a step bank to a river below. It had to be designed to met the relevant Australian standards (AS1657-2013 & AS 1170).

Where the job became a little more involved was the location. It was in the middle of nowhere and access was limited to “whatever you can carry in by hand”. For years, the job was put on hold while a suitable solution could be found by which time the existing timber platform was well past its used by date.

Steel was considered but proven to be far to heavy to carry down the steep bank and over the dam wall. Aluminium was then looked at however the cost of fabrication meant the client had to keep looking.

After much deliberation, FRP Engineering provided a solution that ticked all the boxes.

The lightweight nature of the FRP structural elements coupled with the design meant that components were easily carried to the site and assembled without the use of any specialised lifting equipment.


For more information, please contact FRP Engineering.