3 Advantages of Fiberglass Fabrication
Custom Fiberglass Fabrication In The Industrial Industry
Since 1988, PlasTech Services has specialized in custom fabrication services for the industrial sector: Chemical Processing, Pulp and Paper, Defense and Space, Water Treatment, Waste Water Treatment, Food and Pharmaceutical, and Power Generation.
Regarding Fiberglass Fabrication, we have saved our service partners hundreds of thousands of dollars by custom fabricating equipment to keep their facilities running.
In one such case, a plant in Pennsylvania experienced corrosion on several pieces of its chemical processing equipment. The corroded equipment was located within a more extensive processing system, and unfortunately, it is the manufacturer's policy to replace the entire system rather than the single corroded item. The plant has several identical processing systems and similar corrosion within each system.
Instead of replacing the corroded section within the processing system, the manufacturer was only willing to replace the entire system, estimating about $150,000.00 per system. The chemical processing systems were out of warranty, so in order to keep their facility running, the plant was facing astronomical costs and downtime.
However, by leveraging our custom fabrication services, we were able to reduce their costs by 80+% and significantly reduce their downtime. As experienced industrial maintenance professionals, we've done the same for hundreds of facilities.
Fiberglass is a composite material made of glass fibers and a resin binder. It is known for its high strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. These characteristics make it an ideal material for use in industrial settings, where equipment and structures are exposed to harsh conditions and chemicals.
Advantage 1: Custom Fabrication
One primary and obvious advantage of custom fiberglass fabrication is the ability to shape the fiberglass to meet specified mold, temperature, and chemical thresholds. Fiberglass can assume whatever shape is needed, unlike steel, with little difficulty.
One of the main advantages of fiberglass is its ability to withstand high temperatures. This makes it a suitable material for use in power generation facilities, where the power generation process generates high heat. In addition, fiberglass is also resistant to chemicals, making it an ideal material for use in chemical processing plants and wastewater treatment facilities.
Advantage 2: Easy Installation
Another benefit of fiberglass is its lightweight nature. This allows for easy installation and transport of the fabricated parts, which can be a significant advantage in certain industrial settings. Custom Fiberglass fabrication doesn't require a hot permit for installation purposes and typically doesn't require heavy machinery. This reduces costs and complexity when it comes to installation.
Advantage 3: Flexible Design
At PlasTech Services, we have extensive experience in fiberglass custom fabrication. We can design, engineer, and fabricate a wide range of fiberglass parts, including tanks, vessels, ducts, and pipes, to meet the specific needs of our clients. Our skilled technicians use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that the finished product is of the highest quality and meets all industry standards.
In summary, fiberglass custom fabrication is a durable and cost-effective solution for industrial maintenance. It offers many
benefits, including high strength, durability, corrosion resistance, and resistance to high temperatures. At PlasTech Services, we have the expertise and experience to provide our clients with high-quality fiberglass parts that meet their specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your industrial maintenance needs.