Diameters up to 30 meters

Field Fabrication and Field Installation

The field-fabricated fiberglass tanks of Plasticon Composites are the best option when the products cannot be transported due to product size and transport limitations. The climate at the site is not an issue: Plasticon Composites already has experience working at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +50 °C. Plasticon Composites has designed a mobile plant equipped with highly sophisticated winding machines or the manufacture of FRP stacks, ducts, apparatus, tanks and vessels on site.
 
Highly sophisticated winding machines developed by Plasticon Composites using a variable mold Field fabricated fiberglass tanks for gypsum slurry (1,000 m3) produced on site in Romania. Depending on the required tank diameter, Plasticon Composites uses its vertical winding machine for diameters up to 30 meters and its horizontal winding machine for diameters up to 10 meters.
 
The mechanical properties of the laminate produced with the on-site winding equipment are identical to the properties of laminates produced in the workshop.

Innovation: The expandable mold

To guarantee our clients an economical advantage for projects that require a wide variety of (large diameter) storage tanks, Plasticon Composites in 2015 introduced an innovation, the patented « expandable mold », to the market. Rather than produce one dedicated mold for each different diameter, Plasticon Composites use a variable mold that enables the various diameters to be adjusted with the same mold. This is made possible by the use of a construction of flexible carbon fiber panels that form the surface of the mold.

The variable mold is available in two versions: version A covers diameters from 7.0 meters to 12.5 meters and version B covers diameters from 12.0 meters to 20.0 meters. The variable mold can be adjusted in just a few hours. 

Read more about field fabrication of FRP Ducts or Chimneys at the Corporate Plasticon Composites Website.

The production time of this type of project would be: two months after mobilization of the Plasticon Composites mobile facility at site. Depending on the diameter, wall construction, heights we can give an indication of the time. In case you do not have a specific tank design, feel free to send us a description of the medium, process, temperature and conditions. Together we can design a safe and reliable solution for your plant, feel free to request an indication for your plant.  

It only takes one week of mobilization and one week of de-mobilization (time of transport from the storage to site depends on the location of the site). All equipment and raw materials can be transported in ISO Containers. 

Plasticon Composites offers the manufacturing and assembling of FFFT anywhere in the world where an industrial site is (being) build. Even in extreme climates or rugged terrains. Plasticon Composites specially offers seismc designed storage tanksWe apply the ASCE 7-10 for the seismic design of the FRP storage tanks.

Contact us to request for information at your location!

Depending on the type of medium, Plasticon Composites' FRP tanks can be designed for an operational temperature of 120° Celsius. Feel free to send us the specifications of the medium you handle and/or your processes. 

  • chemical resistant material (suitable for storing acids or brines)
  • corrosion resistant material
  • manufacturing of complete tank farms in a short time
  • low costs
  • long lasting solution (50 years)
  • significantly low transportation costs
  • quick mobilisation, manufacturing and assembling
  • high safety factors
  • high service level
  • low in maintenance
  • fire retardent
  • seismic design possibilities
  • different diameters up to 30 meter DN, read more about the dimensions
  • experienced and skilled supplier

Click here to download the FFFT Brochure, or contact us for a hard copy. Aways feel free to contact us for any further questions. 

Visit the corporate home page for more information about FRP material or Dual Laminate material

 

 

Yes, we executed several succesful FFFT projects the past few years. The FFFT innovation is designed to operate in difficult environments and particularly to be able to manufacture complete tank farms (tanks varying in diameter) within a short time for low cost. We have done several projects in in 

For decades, Plasticon Composites already executed projects with the On Site Winding Machine (OSWM) at a variety of plants around the globe for over decades, mainly manufacturing and assembling FRP Ducts or FRP Chimneys (read more information on the Plasticon Composites corporate website). Design, manufacturing, assembly and installation of FRP and Dual Laminate process- or storage tanks is our core competence.

All types of chemical fluids can be stored in FRP tanks, as FRP contains excellent corrosion resistant properties. Read on this page the list of mediums you can store in Field Fabricated Fiberglass Tanks and feel free to contact us for questions.

Not only do we provide FFFT for Chemical and Mining industries, FFFT is very suitable for the Food Industry as well. Plasticon Composites manufactures FRP tanks in compliance with different standards from the food industry. Oils in particular can be stored in FRP storage tanks, as the inner wall of a Plasticon Compoasites storage tank is 100% seamless, making it easy to clean and providing an optimum flow of the medium. High hygiene standards are met using FRP products. Contact our team to see reference projects for the food industry.