RPS Composites’ expertise in manufacturing high performance composite tanks, vessels, and piping systems spans more than five decades. Hundreds of installations in 20 countries around the world speak to our experience providing composite solutions for corrosive fluid handling, processing, storage, and infrastructure challenges.
Today we operate FRP and dual laminate manufacturing, inspection, distribution, and service centers near Halifax Nova Scotia, Toronto Ontario, Washington DC, Columbus Ohio, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Salt Lake City Utah, Birmingham Alabama, Mobile Alabama, Lafayette Louisiana, Baton Rouge Louisiana, and Houston Texas.
Composite tanks, vessels, and piping systems, both fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) and dual laminate (thermoplastic lined FRP) offer many advantages over other pipe and vessel materials including rubber lined carbon steel (RLCS), stainless steel (SS), alloys, concrete, and thermoplastics.
FRP and dual laminates are suitable for a wide range of process streams including strong acids and bases such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, chlorine gas (wet and dry), chlorine dioxide, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, and solvent extraction solutions. In addition to chemical resistance, FRP is 1/6th the weight of steel and 1/20th the weight of concrete, easing site location considerations, and lifting / installation concerns. Because FRP manufacturing begins with a mold, it offers high design flexibility, easily accommodating irregular shapes. But what really sets composite equipment apart from other materials is its lower life cycle costs. Since FRP is naturally corrosion-resistant, it requires very little maintenance compared to RLCS, SS, and alloys.
You can trust RPS Composites to give you the best advice, product, and service on your next project. From our high performance pre-engineered standard pipe systems, to our custom ASME RTP-1 tanks and vessels, you’ve come to the right place.
At RPS Composites, we partner with our clients to make their facilities safer and more reliable.
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