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Breaking the Mold: Innovations in Fiberglass Tank Inspection and Repair

Fiberglass tanks have become a popular choice for storing various liquids due to their durability, corrosion resistance, and lightweight nature. However, like any other storage system, fiberglass tanks require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure their optimal performance and longevity. In recent years, several innovative technologies and techniques have emerged that are revolutionizing the way fiberglass inspection and repair are conducted.

This blog will delve into these advancements and explore how they are breaking the mold in the industry.

Non-Destructive Testing

Traditionally, inspecting fiberglass tanks involved draining them and conducting visual inspections, which often led to downtime and additional costs. However, the advent of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods has transformed the inspection process. NDT techniques, such as ultrasound testing, radiography, and thermography, allow for the evaluation of tank integrity without the need for tank shutdown or invasive procedures. These methods enable inspectors to detect hidden defects, such as delamination, corrosion, and voids, in a non-intrusive manner, saving time and resources.

Remote Inspection

One of the most significant breakthroughs in fiberglass tank inspection is the ability to conduct remote inspections using advanced technologies. Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) equipped with cameras and sensors can now access confined spaces within tanks, providing real-time video feeds and data to inspectors. This eliminates the need for human entry, ensuring safety and reducing the risk of accidents.

Robotic Repairs

When it comes to repairing fiberglass tanks, traditional methods often involved draining the tank, removing the damaged section, and applying patches or liners. However, the introduction of robotic repair systems has revolutionized this process. Robotic systems equipped with specialized tools can now access and repair damaged areas within tanks without the need for human intervention.

Advanced Coating Systems

Coating systems have long been utilized to protect and maintain the integrity of fiberglass tanks. However, advancements in coating technology have led to the development of highly effective and durable solutions. These advanced coatings provide superior resistance to corrosion, chemicals, and UV degradation, enhancing the tank’s lifespan.

Interested in Replacing Your Old Plastic Tank With FRP Tank?

Looking for a company that can help you with fiberglass inspection? Don’t worry, Hudson Fiberglass can help you out.

We have over 50 years of experience in FRP tank installation, repairs, inspection and modification in the North Florida area. We guarantee the best services at the best prices. Contact us today for a free service quote.