First developed during World War II, fiberglass reinforced plastic laminates have evolved into today's sophisticated corrosion resistant fiberglass (CR FRP) and abrasion resistant fiberglass (AR FRP) laminate systems. In the tank fabrication industry, these composite vessels now rival and in certain environments, surpass stainless steel and other thermoset plastic vessels for the containment of various corrosive liquids.
Fiberglass Chemical Storage Tank Before Lining
Interior of FRP chemical storage tank displaying wear. AmTech's field crew relining the fiberglass tank.
FRP Chemical Storage Tank After Lining
Chemical Storage Tank after being re-lined with fiberglass.
When the need arises to switch the use of an existing tank from one contained product to another, we offer many product specific corrosion layer systems, compatible with products the tank may not have been originally designed to contain.
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCI) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) are two aggressive chemicals stored in FRP vessels. Each year, AmTech refurbishes hundreds of fiberglass tanks used by the water, waste-water and chemical processing industries.
AmTech offers in-place upgrade tank lining services for older fiberglass tanks used to store chemicals, waste streams, gasoline, alcohol blended fuels, oil and the new Biodiesel fuels. Many of the older fiberglass tanks are not compatible with newer chemical and fuel blends, and can fail when used to store these products.