Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) is impact and abrasion-resistant. Even so, it’s susceptible to external deterioration as it ages. You need to schedule a fiberglass inspection to prevent early depreciation.
If your business relies on fiberglass tanks, you need to consider fiberglass inspection services. Here are some of the things you should know about fiberglass inspection and what it entails.
Fiberglass Tank Inspection
A routine fiberglass inspection reduces the risk of containment loss. It also protects the environment and people from injuries. Our expert tank inspectors can help detect potential problems early on to mitigate the damage before they cause a major disaster.
Things To Keep in Mind
You should know when to schedule the inspection, the tank inspection’s objective, and what the preventive inspection involves.
1. The Objective of Fiberglass Tank Inspection
The purpose of quality assurance inspection is to assure maximum reliability and safety of FRP equipment. The inspection confirms that the tank and pipes have been manufactured according to purchase document requirements and specifications.
The inspection services review the internal quality of the manufacturer’s control program and directly inspects the equipment. Inspection services need to be familiar with FRP characteristics and know the ins and outs of specialized tools used for inspection.
2. Preventive Inspection
Another type of inspection includes preventive maintenance inspection that aims to reduce the cost and safety risks by preventing potential problems. The tank can be prone to an unexpected failure, but a preventive inspection can reduce the safety threats and maintenance costs.
The inspection company accurately assesses the condition of the FRP equipment and rates its deterioration time so that you can repair or replace the tank on time. Whatever inspection service you choose, ensure they understand the difference between FRP and metal tanks for long-term reliability and safety.
3. Inspection Schedule
You should schedule a fiberglass tank inspection every five years externally. Field-erected tanks (tanks constructed on-site) must be inspected every ten years internally. Remember that fiberglass tanks can last 30–40 years if constructed using quality material. If your FRP manufacturer meets industry standards, the longevity of the FRP tanks will be inevitable.
4. Routine Inspection
You can also assure the longevity of your fiberglass tanks with regular inspections. Routine tank inspection reduces the risk. For instance, our tank inspectors are trained to plan routine inspections for the tank and vessels.
We understand that you want to maximize the useful life of your FRP tanks. Hudson Fiberglass takes pride in offering reliable fiberglass solutions. Our solutions include fiberglass inspection services, fiberglass tank repair, and FRP pipe repair. We also offer coating and third-party consulting services. Request a quote today!