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Fiberglass Chemical Storage Tanks – Corrosion Proof Tanks that last for a Lifetime

Feb 24th 2015 at 2:20 AM

Fiberglass is an innovative material used for chemical plant equipments like storage tanks. They are manufactured in a wide range of sizes starting from 1 meter to more than 20 meters. The tanks and Vessels are strong but weighs much less than the plastic ones.

This is achieved by the glass cloth that is present within the walls of the tank. Fiberglass chemical storage tanks may not only be used for above ground level purposes but it can also be used for buried equipments. The manufacturer custom designs the tanks according to the requirements of the customers. The resins used for manufacturing these tanks can be varied according to the thermal resistance of the application.

The fiberglass tanks are made up of different layers. The innermost layer is a protective coating which is algae proof. This is surrounded by woven glass cloth and then the fiberglass material. The outermost layer is made up of gel coating to protect the content which is inside the tank.

Fiberglass manufacturers Saudi Arabia create flexible yet strong tanks which prevents leaking and cracking even during temperature changes. The algae proof coating prevents the algae growth even if the content inside the tank is stale for a long period of time. The tanks which are buried under the ground are made using rib technology in order to provide structural strength.

The outer coat is a smooth gel finish which can be self maintained and it does not need any extra care such as painting and cleaning. The tanks are covered using a push in lid which opens wide enough for a man to enter. Most of the fiberglass tank suppliers SA provide structural warranty for more than 20 years.

There are many advantages in buying fiberglass tanks over plastic storage tanks.

  • The cost of the fiberglass tanks may be similar to the price range of the plastic tanks, but the former can be custom made according to the size and shape preferred by the customers.
  • These tanks are highly durable and are resistant to corrosion and rust. As the tanks are placed outside in the sun, they are manufactured to be UV resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures. The material is rigid and hence it is easy to move from one place to another as the walls are thin.
  • As the fiberglass material can be easily moulded, the tanks are available in various sizes and shapes.
  • The tanks are lined with food grade coating in order to prevent contamination of the contents. This coating also prevents sunlight from entering into the tank which can cause the growth of algae.

Fiber Glass Factory Saudi Arabia tanks are widely used in storage all over the world. Even though the tanks cannot be recycled, they can be reused as storage sheds due to the structural integrity that they provide.

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