Composites tanks for basic sanitation applications in Brazil

With the approval of the new regulatory framework for sanitation in Brazil, the supply chain in this sector rubbed their hands. After all, the total investment forecast is US$ 150 billion by 2033, with intense participation from the private sector. Tecniplas is ready to meet this new demand, based both on its history – operating for decades in sanitation – as well as the advantages of composites over steel and concrete.

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”.

Companies: TECNIPLAS

Industries: Pipe & Tanks

Terms: Applications, Business

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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