September 23, 2021

How Can We Reduce the Cost of Corrosion with FRP Material?

Every year the US allocates hundreds of billions of dollars in huge sums of money to combat the damage caused by ongoing corrosion. This is a large chunk of change that FRP pipes and equipment can help reduce.

The main causes of corrosion

Often, those who work with large equipment in construction or heavy industrial enterprises reluctantly accept corrosion as a by-product of their work. The main causes most people think of are simply time, wear and tear. However, it is important to understand the specific conditions that can exacerbate and accelerate the possible adverse effects of a corrosive environment.

Harmful compounds

Compounds that are an unavoidable side effect of industrial processes, such as sulphuric acid and methane gas, can diffuse and penetrate traditional materials such as aluminium and steel, gradually reacting with molecules on the surface and leading to various forms of degradation.

Waste water

When glass fibre products come into contact with metal coverings over a long period of time, the chemical contaminants in the waste water begin to eat away at the composite structure, giving the surface a heavily rusted appearance. If left untreated, rusting can lead to structural problems which can cause serious health and safety issues.

Environmental elements

When exposed to wind, rain, sunlight and cyclic temperatures, classic materials exhibit the adverse effects of their ever-changing atmosphere and structure.

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Save money with FRP products

Wastewater removal is a serious but unavoidable task. frp pipes significantly reduce some of the concerns about the discharge of wastewater into areas of your facility that can cause incalculable and irreversible damage and production delays.

The decision to switch to "fibre reinforced plastic (FRP)" coverings and surfaces is a long-term and reliable solution for a corrosion-resistant future. In line with globally respected and recognised regulations and standards, forward-thinking companies are beginning to see FRP as a viable and versatile solution, known for its robust construction and corrosion resistance.

FRP process pipes offer excellent properties unmatched by other traditional pipes (metal, concrete, plastic) and are resistant to corrosion, abrasion and heat. WEITONG FRP produces fibreglass pipes for a wide range of applications such as desulphurisation, denitrification and desalination. Manufacturers realise that they can save millions of dollars in after-sales service and maintenance costs thanks to high-performance and wear-resistant FRP solutions.

Our FRP pipes and water storage towers are lighter and easier to assemble, so parts can be prefabricated or assembled on site or off site. This eliminates the need for complex construction plans, streamlines delivery schedules and removes the need for welding protocols to be implemented.

Contact us to learn about the many FRP materials available.