Structural Uses for FRP
At Beetle we offer structural FRP products that provide a cost-effective solution and long lasting performance for many industrial applications. FRP structural products provide the strength of steel at a fraction of the weights— so it’s easy to transport and install. They won’t corrode, rust or spark. They can be enhanced (i.e. fire resistance) and designed to meet industry specifications.
From small scale projects to massive complex industrial structures; we have precision capabilities and the capacity to generate high quality turnkey solutions. We are confident that our molded and pultruded products will outperform the competition.
- Oil and Gas
- Mining and Minerals
- Water and Wastewater
- Chemical Processing
- Pulp and Paper
- Food and Beverage
- Electric Utility
- Water Purification
We offer a wide range of structural composite products including grating, decking, platforms, to name a few, as well as, structural shapes such as channels, beams, bars, and angles. Key benefits of our FRP structural products include corrosion resistance, slip resistance, impact absorbent, nonconductive, ergonomic design, light weight and strong, durable, ease of installation, and low maintenance.
Key FRP Benefits
- Strong, lightweight and durable, will not rot or decay
- Corrosion resistant, slip resistant, ultraviolet resistant, and non-conductive
- Pre-engineered, modularized design or custom
- Long-term maintenance costs are reduced
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Impact absorbent
- Ergonomic design
Beetle Composites offers pre-engineered and custom composite products that will enhance the functionality, safety, and aesthetics of your project/structure. Our fiberglass components are lightweight and durable. Similarly, our simple, clean design offers quick and easy installation. At Beetle Composites we take pride in our work and feel confident in providing high quality structural fiberglass components for a multitude of applications.
- Ladder and cage systems
We offer pultruded structural components including channels, beams, angles, bars, rods, toe plate, flat sheets, and threaded rods and nuts. Structural shapes are used in a broad array of applications, providing a unique combination of corrosion resistance, high strength, dimensional stability and light weight, along with thermal and electric non-conductivity.
Fiber Reinforced Polymers, which have been widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, cooling tower, waste water management, and chemical processing, are now being sought after extensively for the structural upgrade/repair of steel and concrete structures. Throughout many markets, including offshore oil and gas, repair and structural upgrades of steel and concrete can be accomplished cost-effectively.
Retrofit for FRP Structural Applications
There are many FRP attributes that should be considered, for repair and strengthening in structural retrofit applications; high strength to weight ratio, durability, high tensile strength, good dimensional stability, corrosion resistance, eases of installation, and low cost relative to demolition and reconstruction.
Key Retrofit Consideration for FRP Structural Applications
- Increased load capabilities without adding substantial weight or obstruction
- Seismic retrofitting of steel concrete and masonry structures
- Adds protection-shields structural integrity
- Strengthens structural elements- provides alternative load paths
- Prevents progressive collapse and offers debris control
- Cost-effective solution
- Minimum change to existing dimensions and weight of strengthened elements
Beetle Provides Solutions
Using composites is a unique way to solve your design challenges — one that can reduce costs and improves performance, over time. To maximize these benefits you’ll want us on your team. Our customers benefit from our experience because we know how to meet your specifications and exceed your expectations for project timing, design and integration, and finished product quality. Contact us.