Strongwell Products Solve Chemical Processing Plant’s Corrosion Issues

A chemical processing plant in Charleston, West Virginia was looking to replace deteriorating process vessels, tanks, covers, access walkways and railings that were becoming a safety hazard and Strongwell’s distributor, GEF Incorporated, had the answer.

Due to its corrosion resistance, light weight and ease-of-installation, Strongwell’s FRP grating, handrail and structural products were suggested as the ideal replacements. GEF Incorporated designed, built, and installed two new process vessels to replace old wooden tanks, and provided new access walkways, railings, and covers for the two existing vessels.

For the access walkways, Strongwell’s square SAFRAIL™ industrial handrail and DURADEK® I-6000 fiberglass grating were the products of choice. EXTREN® channels and angles were also selected to support the platforms and COMPOSOLITE® was chosen to be used both as a cover and walkway over the vessels due to its ability to fulfill the span requirements.

Fiberglass products exhibit unequaled corrosion resistance to meet the conditions found in chemical facilities. FRP also provides savings on labor and frequent maintenance, resulting in long term savings and the elimination of cost and inconvenience of downtime for repairs.