Although fiberglass was invented in 1938, it took 30 more years for it to capture the general public’s imagination. These days, almost every other water tank or other commercial grade chemical storing tank is made of the famed fiberglass. But besides regular tank inspection services, what else do we need to do to increase its lifespan and service? And what are the things to avoid that may damage it, maybe even permanently?
As the leading provider of fiberglass inspection services in Lake City, FL, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about using fiberglass tanks right. Let’s get started:
The Dos of Using a Fiberglass Tank
1. Careful Usage
First things first—always treat your fiberglass tank with respect. It’s a powerful liquid storage device that can even store hazardous & dangerous chemicals. So it must always be handled with utmost care.
2. Knowing Your Tank
This is something that we recommend to every new fiberglass tank buyer. You need a thorough fiberglass tank inspection when you’re buying a tank. This also includes the tank’s accessories.
Familiarize yourself with not just the tank but all the FRP pipes that are connected to it. This will also make you aware of the design limitations of your fiberglass tank.
3. Regular Inspections
Fiberglass tanks are quite sturdy, but they still need regular inspections to ensure you catch any problems in time. If you find a leak during an inspection, determine its source and call professionals such as the Hudson Fiberglass team to fix it.
The Don’ts of Using a Fiberglass Tank
1. Design Limitations
Remember never to use your tank outside its design limitations. This may seriously damage it and might even cause a fatal accident as well.
2. No Welding
If you see any leaks or damage to your tank, never try to weld it. You might damage the tank beyond repair. If buying a used fiberglass tank, talk to the professionals first.
3. No Stacking
Another thing that can damage a tank and its base is stacking or piling up stuff over it. Your FRP tank is designed for storage, but always use it for its intended purpose.
Hudson Fiberglass offers everything related to fiberglass tanks, whether it’s field welding for tank, fiberglass tank inspection, FRP pipe inspections or even just a consultation about fiberglass.
Our team of experts always has your back—from finding a leak to changing the coatings to even surveying the best place to put the tank in. Send us a message today or call us at (386) 758-0057 for more information about custom fiberglass repair and other services.