FRP Panel Tanks
Robust, Eco-Friendly, Modular and Affordable Liquid Containment for:
Drinking Water | Commercial Mining | Food and Factory Production | Air Conditioning MAU's | Fire Protection
Industrial Liquids | Rainwater Harvesting | Sea water and Waste water Storage
WHY CHOOSE A FIBRE-REINFORCED POLYMER (FRP) TANK?
Conventional concrete and mild steel water storage tanks are prone to aging, wear, and corrosion. Concrete can crack when exposed to erosion and natural disasters, leading to water contamination and leakage – and usually can’t be repaired. Mild steel rusts and easily conducts heat, making it a poor performer in hot climates.
Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP/GRP) is a strong but lightweight glass fibre-reinforced plastic composite used in the aerospace, automotive, marine and construction industries. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio, an extremely long lifespan, and is easy to maintain and heat-resistant.
FRP sectional panel tanks eliminate the drawbacks of other liquid storage methods. They’re durable, leak-free, highly cost-effective over their lifecycles, easy to install, reconfigure and relocate, and sanitary - making them ideal for a wide range of uses including drinking water storage, commercial mining, food and factory production, air conditioning MAUs, fire protection, industrial liquids, rainwater harvesting, seawater storage, and wastewater storage.
How Do FRP Panel Tanks Work?
Sunnik FRP panel tanks are custom-designed and constructed on-site from individual panels, which come in a range of sizes to enable the most efficient build for the specific location. There are also specially configured panels for the tank roof, sides and walls. FRP tanks can be used indoors or outdoors.
BETTER Hygiene, Less Contaminant
FREE FROM CHEMICAL AND ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
Since FRP retains its integrity over time it doesn’t release contaminants into stored water. Panels undergo an SMC hot-pressing process that eliminates any possibility of styrene residue and creates a mirror surface that organic matter can’t adhere to. And unlike other plastic tanks, they have zero light penetration, preventing algae and bacteria growth.
Sunnik FRP Sectional Panels comply fully with the UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) standard BS6920-1:2000 governing the use of nonmetallic materials for storage of water meant for human consumption.
DESIGNED TO STAY STRONG THROUGH DISASTERS AND EXTREME WEATHER
Sunnik’s FRP Sectional Panels are computer-designed using finite element analysis to model performance during earthquakes, high winds and extreme temperature changes. With a factor of safety (FoS) of six times the maximum anticipated loads, the panels are strong enough to withstand the most catastrophic natural disasters and challenging conditions – when access to safe drinking water is top priority.
WITHSTANDS UV RADIATION
UV radiation can potentially degrade any material, especially over time. As part of research and development, our FRP panels were subjected to 3000 hours of analysis using a QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester, which simulates the effects of long-term UV exposure and other weather conditions.
HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INSULATION
FRP’s thermal conductivity is 240 times lower than that of steel, vastly reducing the chance of stored water freezing or overheating in extreme climates over long periods.
To augment insulation, customers have the option to add 25 or 50 millimetre polyurethane foam induction sheets to external FRP panels – eliminating the need to heat or chill water prior to use in extreme temperatures.
MS 1390:2010/SS 245:2014
|After 3000 hours
|Tensile Strength||min 70 MN/m2||109 MN/m2|
|Bending Strength||min 100 MN/m2||193 MN/m2|
|Elastic Modulus in Bend||min 6,000 MN/m2||min 17,000 MN/m2|
|Glass Content||min 25%||72%|
|Barcol Hardness||30% or 90% of the resin
|Water Absorption||max 1.0%||0.10%|