Fiberglass has proven to be an excellent material for the construction of storage tanks of all varieties. The combination of lightweight, low cost, corrosion resistance, flexibility, and strength make it superior to materials such as steel or aluminum in many applications.
Strong Yet Lightweight
Fiberglass has a strength-to-weight ratio that far exceeds most metals. And since it is a composite,it can be structurally engineered so that the glass fibers are oriented with the loads. Fiberglass is also over 70% lighter than steel. This makes it easier and cheaper to deliver and install-saving you money in the long run.
When formulated to match your application, fiberglass is highly resistant to the corrosive materials often stored in tanks. Unlike steel or aluminum, fiberglass will not rust or corrode-which means that it will not need to be replaced as often.
Fiberglass tanks, due to their strength and corrosion resistance, have an average life span of well over 35 years. Not having to replace a rusted or corroded tank every few years will SAVE YOU MONEY!
Easily Repaired or Upgraded
Because of its composite nature, fiberglass is easily repaired in the field. Additional fittings can also be installed after the tank has been manufactured, allowing you to change the configuration of your tank as needed.