PIPECO AFRICA GROUP

Why GRP Water Tank

GRP Sectional Water Storage Tanks’ panels are obtained from the process of chopped fiberglass and unsaturated polyester resin under high pressure and temperature.

Panels are manufactured at a high tonnage press which molders heated up to 150 oC. Smooth, highly resistant, and cured panels are obtained through high molding and manufacturing technology.

PIPECO GRP panels are WRAS approved, which represents the highest global standards. Panels are also tested by TSE, in terms of health and nutrition regulations. GRP Panels are UV stabilized; therefore do not allow algae to grow inside the tank.

 

Features of GRP Water Tanks

GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) offers numerous advantages, as it is both non-adhesive and easy to handle, providing convenience during the manufacturing process. Moreover, GRP can be effectively molded on high-temperature molds, enabling the production of products with smooth surfaces and remarkable strength, achieved through the application of high pressure from a large hydraulic press. The clean and versatile nature of GRP makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.
 
GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) exhibits consistent glass fiber content, with fibers of uniform length, resulting in a material with balanced mechanical strength and exceptional flexibility and fluidity. The surface of GRP is characterized by its smooth and elegant appearance, while its excellent coating capabilities allow for a streamlined finishing process, reducing the overall time required for completion.
 
Unlike the traditional use of RFP (Reinforced Fiberglass Plastic), GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) offers the advantage of easily correcting deformities through the use of rib, boss, and insert. Additionally, GRP allows for the formation of molds with varying thicknesses while maintaining high mechanical strength. This versatility and strength make GRP an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.

General Specification

Standard : BS EN 13280:2001 and British Standard BS 7491 Part 3:1994

Materials :

  • Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) consists of below specification
  • Resin – Isophthalic unsaturated polyester resin conforming to BS 3532 specification
  • Fiber Glass – Low alkali fiberglass conforming to JIS R3411 to R3417 or BS 3396, BS 3496, and BS 3749 specifications.

Testing Method : BS2782

Manufacturing Process : Hot pressed SMC compression moulding

Tank Structural Support :

  • External: Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel
  • Internal: SS316
  • Roof Support: GRP Pipes

Sealant : Non-toxic PVC

Bolt, Nuts, Washers :

  • External Standard: SS316 A4 Grade (Optional SS304)
  • Internal Standard: SS316 (In-contact with water)
  • Roof : Standard: SS316 (Optional SS304)

Ladder :

  • External: Standard Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel, 300mm width
  • Internal: Standard GRP
  • Optional : SS 304 and 316, 300mm width

Water Level Indicator :

  • Standard: Direct Reading Clear Tube Type
  • Optional: Reversed Reading Mechanical Ball Float Type (Cat & Mouse)

Nozzle Panel : Flat panels will be provided on request

External Braced System :

  • External: Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel Internal None (metal free inside, non-partitioned tank only)
  • Roof Support: GRP Poles

Types of GRP Water Tanks

Non Insulated GRP Water Tank

Insulated GRP Water Tank

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