With so many materials out there, it can be difficult to choose what kind of storage tank to purchase or to build. Probably one of the most common question you would often ask when it comes to tanks is: “metal or fiberglass?” Though metal is often thought of as the traditional, usual and classic tank material, FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics or Composite) tanks should also be highly considered because FRP tanks offer many benefits that make them a smarter choice over the traditional choice.....
STRENGTH TO WEIGHT RATIO
FRP tanks are incredibly strong, especially given how lightweight they are in comparison to other offerings in the market. This is because we always base on the material’s “strength to weight ratio”, as lighter weight tanks could spring board so many more possibilities. Practically, the more lightweight the tank is, the easier and cheaper it will be to transport and install the said tank. Lighter weight Fiberglass water tanks significantly cuts down on logistics and freight costs, while still generally being strong enough to hold up against being stored underground.
FRP tanks are not simply light weight, they can also withstand cruel chemicals and site conditions. FRP tanks are corrosion resistant, which is a very important feature to look out for when containing corrosive or harsh chemicals. Unlike metal tanks, FRP tanks are not good conductors of electricity. This is a big bonus for your safety. Generally, you have substantially diminished unwanted “shock hazards” by using FRP tanks.
GOOD WEATHERING RESISTANCE
When we talk about durability, this goes beyond features of electrical safety, leaks, and good corrosion resistance. Yes, all of these benefits and advantages are important. However, there is another stressor on tanks and it is the never predictable “W” word - The Weather. The changing weather conditions can put a toll on any tank and can negatively affect the tank’s life span and performance. FRP tanks are a great choice for tanks that are subject to extreme weather conditions because of their UV resistant properties.
Now with reduced overall costs, assurance of safety and functionality. You don’t have to look further than making sure that your FRP storage tanks are made with Polyklear Fiberglass and Resin. With over 35 years of experience in the composite business, we have the widest assortment or resin grades befitting your needs. At Polyklear, high quality is our standard and customer service is our specialty If you are in the Luzon region, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in the Visayas and Mindanao region, send us your query at email@example.com.