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FRP Ductwork Ideal for Corrosive Applications

Fiber-Glass-Reinforced plastics (FRP) are used for a large variety of applications across a huge number of industries; from boats to bathtubs to missiles chemical storage, FRP is creeping into every aspect of our lives. And there’s good reason for that! FRP offers a lot of advantages over traditional building materials. For one thing, traditional building materials […]

Corrosion Resistant FRP in Sulphuric Acid Processing Plants

Recently, Ashland Performance Materials put out an interesting white paper about the use of FRP in Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4) processing plants. G. Bruce Garret, John Recar, and Don Kelley’s “Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Applications in Gas Cleaning Systems of Sulfuric Acid Plants” looks at the benefits of using FRP in sulphuric acid processing plants, rather than […]

Reducing Material Costs with Corrosion Resistant FRP Solutions

Across a wide range of industries, material and metal costs are rising. Added to the increase in materials cost is the cost of damage caused by corrosion. A recent Owens Corning whitepaper, “How to Use FRP Material to Lower Corrosion Costs” by Mathew Lieser, discusses the application of fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) across industries to […]

Chemical Handling: Corrosion Resistant Tanks and Vessels

FRP are utilized worldwide for applications in chlorine, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, biological transformation, fertilizer, petrochemical, and mining and mineral plants. In general terms they have been employed successfully in many chemical processes such as separation, filtration, settling (sedimentation), extraction or leaching, distillation, recrystallization or precipitation, drying, and adsorption. In the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI) […]

Lime Slurry Piping Reduces Westar Plant Downtime

One of the many advantages of working with fiberglass is its versatility. Fiberglass can be used in abrasive and corrosive applications, but it can also be used to create custom parts to fit almost any need. Which is why we were so excited to help Westar Energy, the largest electrical power producer in Kansas, develop […]

FRP Applications for Common Fracking Chemicals

Within the Fracking Industry there are many opportunities for FRP applications.  For example, chemical storage, containment, handling, transport, and batching—to name a few.  Whether you are working with breakers, clay stabilizers, acids, corrosion inhibitors, acids, biocides, crosslinkers, friction reducers, scale inhibitors, pH adjusting agents or gelling agents—chances are FRP products (i.e. tanks, vessels, pipe etc.) […]

Fiberglass Pipes and Fittings for a Chlorine Processing Plant

When an international client came to us needing pipes and fittings for a chlorine processing facility, we knew could help them. In addition to intimate knowledge of the international industry standards, we needed to come up with a solution that could handle wet chlorine gas and other corrosive materials. One of the advantages of working […]

Uses of Fiberglass Pipe and Large Diameter Fiberglass Pipe

Applications and Key Benefits Since the mid to late 1980’s underground large-diameter composite piping has continued to grow in applications and usage. Technological advancements in the filament winding process, corrosion resistance, education and outreach, and strong market forces have contributed to the popularity of fiberglass pipe. Definitions of what constitutes large-diameter pipes can vary, but […]

What is an FRP Corrosion Barrier?

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) are well known for their abrasion and corrosion resistant properties. FRP are a composite material; they combine two or more different constituents into a one unique material; resins and fibers combine to yield a finished composite product. Fibers contribute the majority of the strength to finished product while resins provide corrosion […]

There’s a New Tank in Town

From the Bakken and Three Forks to the Eagle Ford Shale – There’s a New Tank in Town Maybe you’re sitting in small family owned diner in Williston, ND ordering breakfast.  It’s early, the sun is just coming up, but you can’t help noticing that the place is jam-packed—barely enough elbowroom for people to get their […]