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What are Dual Laminate Tanks?

Jul 3, 2023

Dual Laminate Tanks are storage tanks made from a combination of two materials: thermoplastic and FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic). These tanks offer several benefits over traditional storage tanks made from materials such as steel and concrete.

Here, we’ll explore how these tanks are made and the advantages they offer over other tank materials.

Dual Laminate Tank Manufacturing Process:

The manufacturing process involves combining the best properties of two materials. Key advantages and benefits are in the creation of a tank that is resistant to chemicals and other harsh environments. Here’s an overview of the typical manufacturing process:

1. Design and Engineering:

The first step in manufacturing is designing and engineering the tank to meet the specific application requirements. This involves selecting the appropriate thermoplastic and FRP materials, as well as the thickness of the laminate.

2. Mold Making:

Once the design is finalized, a mold is made based on the tank’s dimensions and shape. The mold can be made from various materials such as wood, metal, or plastic.

3. Thermoplastic Layering:

The next step is to layer the thermoplastic onto the reinforced mold. The thermoplastic provides a chemical-resistant inner lining for the tank.

4. Laminate Layering:

The next step is to layer the FRP onto the thermoplastic. These layers are built up over time, with each layer being allowed to cure before the next is added.

5. Curing:

The final step is to cure the FRP laminate. The curing process involves applying heat and pressure to the laminate to ensure that it hardens and cures properly.

Materials Used:

Dual Laminate Tanks are made from a combination of thermoplastic and FRP materials. The thermoplastic provides a chemical-resistant inner lining for the tank, while the FRP provides strength and durability.

The thermoplastic layer is typically made from materials such as PVC, CPVC, PolyPropylene, PVDF, FEP, PFA, ECTFE.

The FRP layer is made from a combination of fiberglass and resin, typically VE (vinyl ester).

Troy Dualam - FRP and Dual Laminate Tanks

Advantages of Dual Laminate Tanks:

Dual Laminate offers several advantages over traditional storage tanks made from materials such as steel and concrete. Some of these advantages include:

1. Chemical Resistance:

It is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them ideal for use in harsh chemical environments.

2. Lightweight:

It is lightweight, which makes their products easy to install and transport.

3. Design Flexibility:

It can be designed to meet specific application requirements, including shape, size, and capacity.

4. Low Maintenance:

It requires minimal maintenance and have a long service life, reducing maintenance costs over time.

Comparison to FRP Tanks:

Both Dual Laminate and FRP offer corrosion resistance, but there are certain situations where Dual Laminate may be a better choice.

Dual Laminate Tanks offer superior chemical resistance compared to FRP tanks. In applications where the tank will be exposed to aggressive chemicals or high temperatures, Dual Laminate Tanks are the better option. This is because Dual Laminate provides an inner layer of thermoplastic material that provides extra protection against chemical attacks.

It also offers better design flexibility than FRP tanks. Dual Laminate Tanks can be designed to meet specific application requirements, including size, shape, and capacity. This flexibility means that it can be customized to meet the specific needs of each application.

Another advantage of Dual Laminate Tanks over FRP tanks is their lightweight design. Dual Laminate Tanks are easier to transport and install, and so they can be installed in hard-to-reach areas.

Furthermore, Dual Laminate products require minimal maintenance and have a long service life, reducing maintenance costs over time. Dual Laminate Tanks are also less prone to cracking or damage than concrete or steel tanks. These alternatives can be susceptible to damage from extreme temperatures or seismic activity.

Why Choose Troy Dualam for Dual Laminate Tanks?

Dual Laminate Tanks offer superior chemical resistance, design flexibility, and low maintenance compared to traditional FRP tanks. If you need a tank that can resist chemicals or meet specific needs, go for Dual Laminate Tanks. If you’re looking for a high-quality Tank, consider Troy Dualam for your manufacturing needs. Our commitment to quality and customer service ensures that you’ll get the best possible product and support.

Troy Dualam has been a leading manufacturer of Dual Laminate Tanks for over 30 years. Our tanks are designed and engineered to meet the specific needs of each application. We use only the highest quality materials in our manufacturing process.

At Troy Dualam, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and support. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians work closely with our customers to design and build the perfect tank for their application. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility allows us to produce tanks quickly and efficiently, reducing lead times and ensuring on-time delivery. Contact us today to get a FREE Quote on your next project!

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