Benefits to Choosing a Fiberglass Tank or Building vs. Metal

Benefits of Fiber Reinforced Plastic

In 1968, FRP/Mocoat specialized in double-walled, insulated shelters for metering and oil field wellhead stations. Since then, we’ve expanded our expertise to include a wide range of different functions, such as pump stations, instrumentation buildings, guardhouses, storage and waste water and contamination buildings to name a few. All of our buildings and tanks are carefully built from fiberglass reinforced plastics, but why is FRP our material of choice? Here’s why FRP can benefit your site so much more vs. a metal structure!

When you’re working in corrosive or harsh situations, traditional building materials might not stand up to the challenge. Steel has been used for many decades as a base for buildings and structures, but as we’ve seen through the test of time, it can’t hold up under all conditions. Where steel will rust when faced with prolonged moisture and oxidation, FRP is impervious to moisture and is corrosive resistant. Steel is a conductive material and conducts both heat and electricity where fiberglass reinforced plastics are good insulators with low thermal conductivity and high dielectric capabilities. FRP is also ridiculously light in comparison to steel and doesn’t require big machinery to maneuver. 

If you’re looking for a material with a lower overall cost, fiberglass reinforced plastics are a step ahead. FRP structures don’t require the same amount of maintenance and will often outlast steel structures, allowing for lower lifecycle costs. It pays to invest in FRP designs, and we’re here to help you with your next project! Get in touch with us for a quote on your project today!