FRP tanks being inspected

FRP Tank Inspection: Why and How Often Do You Need It?

Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a new fiberglass tank for your business or already have one, it’s important to make sure that the tank meets all safety requirements. You can’t be confident in your purchase if you haven’t had a recent inspection by professionals.

This article will go over a few reasons why you should hire a professional inspector for your FRP tank.

Leaks causing serious property damage

Especially when it happens overnight. That’s right! The less you know about how your tank is performing, the less aware you’ll be if there is a leak or leaky areas where water could get into.

And it’s not just the fiberglass tank that has to be examined for this either. Your piping, connections, fill valves, and other components must be checked as well. For example, if you’re checking for leaks in your tank but don’t check your piping or your fill valve, how are you going to know that water is leaking out?

Inspection is recommended when buying a used tank

When you buy a used tank from someone else, there’s no guarantee that the tank is still in the best condition or will remain in optimal condition without regular maintenance. Even tanks with little damage can cost you a lot of money over time because of the repairs needed. That’s why you must call for a professional FRP tank inspection before finalizing the purchase.

FRP tank after inspection

Regular inspections ensure safe business practices

Not only could regular inspections save your business time and money by catching any problems before they get out of hand, but they will also help your employees and customers feel safe at work. A worker not feeling safe while working could lead to unhealthy feelings of resentment, and you might start seeing increased turnover rates.

They need to know that you’re watching out for their health and safety so that they can work efficiently and safely. And inspectors are the ones who will tell them just that!

What Should Be Inspected?

Since fiberglass tanks are generally only made of one material, the only place for leaks to occur is where the tank meets its seams. You can check for this by lightly inspecting all your seams. This includes the weld spot welds, where your seams are connected, as well as any other areas that need to be connected.

These include all gaskets or bands that hold one part of the tank together. You should also check for any cracks in the seam at interior joints between shells, which are welded differently than exterior joints. Any leaky spots should be repaired right away.

You need to get your FRP tank inspected at least every five years if it contains hazardous substances. If you’re looking for professional FRP tank inspection services, we’ve got you covered. At Hudson Fiberglass, we offer FRP tank inspection services, fiberglass Piping, FRP tank repair, fiberglass piper inspections, field welding for tank, and much more.

Contact us to learn more!