Frequently Asked Question

An FTC FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) modular water tank is a type of water storage tank made from high-strength fiberglass materials. These tanks are modular, meaning they are field erected on site from individual panels, allowing for flexibility in size and capacity.

Installation involves assembling the individual fiberglass panels on-site. The panels are bolted together using external stainless-steel hardware and SEBS seal. The installation process is straightforward and can be completed relatively quickly compared to traditional concrete or steel tanks.

Yes, FTC FRP modular tanks are highly customizable. They can be designed to meet specific dimensions, capacities, and configurations based on the site requirements and the intended application.

FTC FRP tanks are very durable. They are resistant to corrosion, UV rays, and harsh environmental conditions. FTC panels are stronger than steel per weight ratio.

Maintenance is minimal but should include regular inspections for any signs of damage, checking seals and bolts for integrity, and cleaning the interior to prevent sediment buildup and ensure water quality.

Yes, FTC FRP modular tanks are NSF 61 & NSF 372 certified for potable water storage.

Yes, FTC FRP modular tanks complies with NFPA22 – Fire Protection Standard for Water Tanks.

The modular design allows for a wide range of sizes. Tanks can be assembled to meet virtually any capacity requirement from 260 Gallons to 3.3 Million Gallons, from small residential tanks to large industrial or municipal water storage systems.

Tank Volume: Tank volume refers to the total volume enclosed by the tank’s walls, based on its dimensions (height, diameter, etc.). It includes all the space inside the tank, from the bottom to the top edge, and is usually measured in cubic meters (m³) or gallons. This represents the theoretical maximum storage space.

Full Capacity: Full capacity is the maximum volume of liquid the tank can safely hold, accounting for design and safety considerations. This figure is the total tank volume minus the freeboard.

Usable Capacity: Usable capacity is the portion of the tank’s total volume that can be practically used for storing liquid. It excludes any space that is not practically usable for storage, such as freeboard (space left at the top of the tank to prevent overflow), dead space (space at the bottom of the tank that may not be usable outlet positioning), and other safety margins. Usable capacity provides a realistic measure of the tank’s effective storage capability.

Freeboard is the vertical distance between the maximum water level and the top edge of the tank. It is included in the tank design to prevent overflow, accommodate wave action, and ensure safe operation. Typically, freeboard is about 12 inches but can be as low as 6 inches in some cases. In seismic areas, the freeboard may be increased to provide additional safety.

Dead space in a tank refers to the portion of the tank’s volume that is not practically usable for storing liquid. This area is usually found at the bottom of the tank and can be caused by sediment accumulation, outlet positioning, or specific design features that prevent the full use of the tank’s capacity. Dead space is also known as mud level or vortex plate level.

FTC FRP tanks are designed to accommodate a wide range of temperatures for stored liquids. The maximum temperature for stored liquids is 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, our tanks are built to withstand freezing conditions, ensuring they can function effectively in a variety of environments, including those with sub-zero temperatures.

FTC FRP tanks are designed to store liquids with a pH range between 5 and 9. They are suitable for non-aggressive chemicals, ensuring safe and reliable storage without damaging the tank material.

The lead time for receiving a tank after purchase ranges from 2 weeks to 16 weeks. This timeframe depends on various factors such as the size of the tank, customization requirements, and current production schedules.