All about FRP tanks

In this article we’ll look at what an FRP tank is, what it is used for and its various applications in industry. It is important to understand that FRP tanks are manufactured to very strict safety and mechanical resistance standards.

At TECNIUM we produce high quality plastic industrial tanks, rectangular plastic tanks, and storage tanks for plastic and chemical use. TECNIUM is a plastic tank fabricator and manufacturer of FRP tanks of all different sizes.

What is an FRP tank?

An FRP (Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic) tank is a vessel made for construction in chemical plants and the pharmaceutical industry. FRP is the construction material and the tanks can range in size from less than meter to more than 20 meters.

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What is an FRP tank used for?

FRP tanks are largely used in chemical plants and in the pharmaceutical industry. FRP tanks are widely used in the chemical industry in the following areas: chlor-alkali manufacturers, fertilizer, wood pulp and paper, metal extraction, refining, electroplating, brine, vinegar, food processing, and in air pollution control equipment, especially at municipal wastewater treatment plants and water treatment plants.

FRP tanks are made to very strict standards in terms of safety and mechanical resistance.

Types of FRP tanks

FRP tanks are used in various commercial and industrial applications, including chemical, water & wastewater, food and beverage, mining and metals, power, energy, and high-purity applications.

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FRP scrubbers

FRP scrubbers are used for washing fluids. In air pollution control technology, scrubbers come in three varieties, Dry Media, Wet Media, and Biological. 

  • Dry media scrubbers. Dry media scrubbers typically involve dry, solid media (such as activated carbon) which controls pollutant concentration by using adsorption and absorption techniques.

    Dry media scrubbers should be designed for unloading and reloading the media, corrosive effects of the fluid to be treated, internal and external pressure, environmental loads, lifting and installing the vessel, regenerating the media inside the vessel, demisting to remove liquids that degrade the dry media, and to remove any liquid that condenses inside the vessel.

  • Wet media scrubbers. Wet media scrubbers typically soak the polluted fluid in a scrubbing solution. Wet media tanks must be designed more strictly. The design constraints for wet media scrubbers typically include:the corrosive effects of the polluted fluid and the scrubbing solution, the high pressures and loading of spray systems, aerodynamics of the internal media to ensure that there is no bypass, internal support systems, environmental loads, lifting and installing the vessel, plumbing of the scrubbing fluid to the vessel, and draining to remove vessel sump fluids.

  • Biological scrubbers. Biological scrubbers are structurally similar to wet media scrubbers, but vary in their design. The vessel is designed to be larger, so the air moves slower through the vessel. The media is designed to encourage biological growth, and the water that sprays through the vessel is filled with nutrients to allow bacteria to grow.
    In these scrubbing tanks, the bacteria scrubs the pollutant. There are multiple stages of media support that can change the design requirements of the vessel with biological scrubbers.

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TECNIUM provides all the best quality FRP tanks for your company’s needs. All our FRP tanks are corrosion resistant. The tank capacities are between 500L to 200,000L. The pressure available is up to 6 bar and vacuum up to 750 tor. We provide standard tanks, reactors and vessels, silos, decanters and thickeners. TECNIUM uses the following materials in tank construction:

  • Thermoplastics: Polypropylene, PVDF, PVC, PFA, E-CTFE

  • FRP: Bisphenolic/estervynilic polyester resins,of high chemical resistance.

TECNIUM’s FRP tank models are available in vertical, horizontal and rectangular sizes.