Why use FRP products over steel products?
Many would wonder why FRP profiles are gaining such popularity among industrial makers. With cheaper price one could manufacture similar products using steel. Below are some advantages or benefits provided by FRP products over steel?
FRP products are manufactured to withstand deterioration from industrial chemicals and harsh environmental factors. Unlike steel, FRP will not corrode and therefore maintaining low costs in long term. FRP tanks for instance can be exposed to submersions, spills and splashes of chemical substances and maintain integrity.
Low Installation Costs
FRP profiles offer easy installation and wide applications. They come in light weight and therefore reduce costs on installation, transportation, labor and even removal processes. The ease of installation is further proved true where simple hand tools are the only essential for installation.
FRP products will not rust over time, corrode or fade even under harsh circumstances. Therefore no painting, sandblasting or other maintenance works is needed to patch things up. Special UV inhibitors are integrated into FRP products so it works well in Malaysia.
Worry no more on deformation. The impact resistance among FRP materials allows deflection without permanent deformation. FRP products are capable to return to its original form after several reflections unlike other steel gratings.
FRP weighs only ¼ as much as steel and yet producing superior properties over conventional metals. The light weight property allows reduction on fabrication, transportation and installation costs.
FRP gratings and surface are coated and cured to ensure non slip properties are integrated with angular particles to ensure maximum safety in risky environments. The range of Aceon FRP safety products ae rated to some of the highest slip resistance ever measured by global industrial standards.
The superior glass-to-resin ratio of FRP products is extremely strong and durable with excellent loading capabilities. Combined with other properties, FRP products are designed to outlast competitions.
Many wouldn't know about FRP products excellent fire resistance properties. FRP products can be specially designed for underground and off shore purposes, due to the properties of maximum fire resistance as well as the low toxic fumes and smoke emission.
The elasticity on FRP materials is superior to steel and other conventional metal materials. That being said it could withstand loads causing deflections without risking permanent structural damage. It gives a significant advantage in terms of design over steel and aluminum.
While FRP is an excellent electrical inhibitor, it is possible to allow a small degree of conductivity for static dissipation. This is particularly important in underground and offshore applications.