Top 3 benefits of FRP Structural fabrications
FRP Structural fabrications are made from FRP profiles which are available in a range of shapes e.g., C channels, I beam, tubes etc. As well as custom shaped profiles for specific applications.
The profiles can be turned into a large array of assemblies for a range of applications. Some examples of the types are applications are:
- Pedestrian bridges
- Tank access platforms and stairs
- Maintenance platforms
- Ladders and cages
The above examples are only a tiny fraction of what can be built using FRP products.
Here are the top 3 benefits to using structural FRP fabrications:
Corrosion and Chemical Resistant
In the examples of structural fabrications, you can see that many of them are industrial or exposed to the elements. This where FRP profiles come in to their own, being corrosion and chemical resistant, they are well suited to industrial settings where chemicals are present.
Being corrosion resistant they are ideal for outdoor environments, even marine environments where traditional building materials would deteriorate very quickly.
Lightweight and Durable
One big advantage of FRP products in that they are lightweight compared to traditional building materials. The lightweight nature of the products means that they are easier to transport and install. They also have a high strength to weight ratio delivering a weight saving final structure without any compromise in performance.
Maintenance costs both time and money, which is a why FRP structural fabrications should be a consideration for your next project. Traditional materials like steel need to be maintained to keep them in a serviceable condition. FRP products are virtually maintenance free and do not need to be coated or painted to remain in a serviceable condition.