Fiberglass tanks absorb sound. When filling or mixing the process is
very quiet. Any sounds tend to be soft and muffled not hard or
ringing. The lower decibel levels in mixing room are easier on
employees hearing. This reduces the risk of future workman's
compensation claims for hearing loss. Plant noise is reduced which is
less offensive to local neighbors.
Fiberglass tanks are non-conductive of electrical or magnetic forces.
Inexpensive proximity switches are used for sensing liquid levels in a
tank. Mounted on the tanks exterior wall, proximity switches sense the
liquid level through the tank wall either electrically or
This saves on incorporating expensive sensing wells. Lower overall
maintenance cost is realized. For corrosive liquids this can amount to
large dollar savings.
Liquid level can be monitored at a glance because fiberglass tanks are
translucent, thus creating a natural built in sight gauge. Calibrated
marks in gals or liters are available.
Monitor tank levels at a glance without climbing up to peer inside.
Translucent tank walls provide visual condition monitoring of liquid
See what's happening -
Avoid chemistry problems.
Fibreglass tanks weigh between 4 to 8 times less than steel tanks.
This can save on shipping costs. A 1500 gal steel tank can weight up
to 4500 lbs vs an FRP tank at 500 lbs
Saving 4000 lbs of freight cost.
Two men can easily handle a 500 lb tank without special equipment.
Steel tank requires lift truck and cranes to move around. Moving an
FRP tank doesn't take a small army of guys to muscle into place on the
Budget hours not days to position FRP tanks in awkward locations. Use
a lift truck vs a $300 / hr. crane for moving FRP tanks.