Luís Gustavo Rossi, director of Tecniplas, summarized:
“Composites are ideal for applications in the basic sanitation sector.”
Among the main advantages of the material, he highlighted the greater durability, thanks to the chemical resistance superior than concrete and steel against the attack of chemical compounds present in industrial or sanitary effluents.
In this way, the frequent leaks noticed in metallic or concrete tanks do not happen, avoiding contamination of the soil and water bodies. “Other differentials of the composites reservoirs are the lightness, which reduces the expenses with foundations, and the greater speed of manufacture compared to competing materials”.
Largest tank in Brazil
It is also possible to manufacture composites tanks of gigantic dimensions, interesting alternatives mainly for water storage. Tecniplas, for example, produced the largest reservoir of its kind in Brazil – it is 15 meters high and has a capacity for 3 million liters.
“Our mega-tanks can store up to 4.5 million liters and, compared to concrete reservoirs, have greater watertightness and a longer useful life”.
Industries: Pipe & Tanks