Case Study: Fiberglass Baffles Continue to Out-Perform Traditional Materials

Keegans Bayou Baffle SystemIn the summer of 2002, the Keegan’s Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant in Houston, Texas installed a new baffle system using Strongwell’s pultruded fiberglass baffles and EXTREN® structural shapes. Strongwell’s products were selected over traditional materials because fiberglass reinforced polymer shapes have extended product life cycles, especially in highly corrosive, chlorine contact chambers.

Product: Fiberglass Baffle System
Process: Pultrusion, Fabrication
Materials: Fiberglass Baffle Panels,
EXTREN® Series 500 Structural Shapes
Sizes: EXTREN® Structural Shapes:

  • 14" x 3-1/2" x 3/4" channel
  • 9" x 6" rectangular tube
  • 3" x 3" x 3/8" angle
For: Keegan's Bayou Plant
Houston, TX

With over six years of exposure, the Strongwell baffles have proven resistant to the chlorine-rich environment. Glass Steel, a supplier of Strongwell products and designer of the Keegan’s Bayou Plant’s baffle system, recently reported that the 6-year-old project was holding up very well. Glass Steel added that the fiberglass baffle system has had no problems or maintenance issues. Even as the 2008 hurricane season brought Hurricane Ike tromping thru Houston, the baffle system exceeded expectations.

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