Why GRP or Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic, can no longer be ignored when it comes to storage systems? GRP has several properties, which provide clear benefits compared to traditional materials like concrete, aluminium, steel and stainless steel.
GRP IS CORROSION RESISTANT
GRP does not rust or corrode like steel and other metals. It is impervious to water, vapours and gases and is resistant to most chemicals. Where necessary, different types of liners are available, which can make the GRP tank resistant to the full range of aggressive chemicals.
GRP HAS A LIGHT WEIGHT
GRP is about 60-75 % lighter than steel, but is many times stronger. The glass resin ratio produces a light material, which has extremely high stiffness and tensile strength and is capable of withstanding high impact weights. Moreover, the lighter weight considerably reduces the transport and installation costs. We make the tank or silo in our factory complete, so that the installation time can stay very short.
GRP NEEDS VIRTUALLY NO MAINTENANCE
Because GRP does not rust, the tanks or silos in GRP need hardly any maintenance, apart from conventional cleaning. Thanks to their UV resistant coating, the tanks and silos also do not require periodic painting and withstand the effects of the weather well.
GRP IS IMPACT PROOF
In contrast to steel, thanks to its advanced elastic properties, GRP returns to its original shape following impact. Tests have shown that GRP resists a greater, blunt, impact without lasting deformation.
GRP STORAGE SYSTEMS DO NOT REQUIRE HIGH INSTALLATION COSTS
GRP is light so that a simple crane truck is usually sufficient for unloading and siting. This can save on transport and installation costs considerably. Furthermore, GRP requires no specialist cutting and welding equipment and can usually be installed using basic tools. The installation time is short, because everything is pre-installed in the factory.
GRP IS ANTISTATIC AND NON-SPARKING
GRP eliminates static electricity and is non-sparking and so highly suitable in sensitive surroundings. Static dissipation is very important in industrial settings. Moreover, GRP is the ideal choice in explosion sensitive surroundings, since it will not spark if a tool accidentally falls on it, a real hazard with metal.
GRP IS INSENSITIVE TO CONDENSATION
The high thermal insulation value makes GRP silos less sensitive to condensation forming on inner or outer wall. This means that foodstuffs and animal feed will not tend to rot and that building materials like cement will not harden and become lumpy in the silo. This guarantees product quality and perfect product outflow.
Wherever moisture and condensation affects the product, we have additional solutions to prevent moisture forming.
GRP HAS EXCELLENT TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE
GRP is resistant to continuous temperatures of 60-65 °C, while retaining the full structural integrity of the tank or silo.
GRP IS FREE IN ITS SHAPING
GRP storage systems, chimneys and pipes are produced on moulds and can therefore be fabricated in any shape or design. In addition, GRP can be modelled manually in any shape and adapted during its service life too. New applications are being developed GRP daily!