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Top 5 Benefits of GRP Water Tanks

Dewey waters are a market leader in the manufacturing and supply of GRP water storage tanks. 

Top 5 benefits to GRP glass reinforced plastics

Here are the top 5 benefits to GRP tanks compared to traditional materials used in the industry.

Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), otherwise known as Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP), offers manufacturers many advantages over alternative materials, especially when compared with steel equivalents.

1. GRP Corrosion resistant

GRP material is the ideal solution for water storage tanks that need to be weather resistant, Dewey waters install water tanks all over the world and needed a material that could withstand highly aggressive weather (cold/hot) in comparison to Steel which has a low corrosion resistance properties, as the material is subject to oxidation and corrosion requiring painting or galvanizing. Aluminium tanks are also subject to corrosion, requiring anodizing or other coatings. GRP also offers corrosion resistance to chemicals and wastewater and sewage.

2. High strength factor vs alternatives

GRP’s superior strength is far greater than equivalent steel profiles. Despite its lightweight properties, GRP offers impressive strength-to-weight load-bearing performance. The high glass-to-resin ratios used in our technically advanced formulation ensure our GRP products outperform and outlast traditional materials. Steel is necessarily heavy in weight to achieve its high strength properties. Aluminum does not offer this property, offering low-strength capabilities.

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3. Maintenance of GRP

GRP has a design life of 25 years, together with the corrosion properties this material is maintenance free compared to steel & aluminium which can rust, corrode and need to be coated or repainted over the same period as the design life of GRP. GRP is extremely durable will not distort under impact compared to other traditional materials.

4. Lightweight capabilities vs alternatives

GRP material is a low-cost option due to its lightweight capabilities; it is 70% – 80% lighter than steel, transport cost is dramatically reduced as no heavy lifting equipment is required to on/offload. GRP can be easily manoeuvred from factory to site reducing the overall installation costs significantly.

5. Lower production, installation, maintenance & transport Cost

GRP material, compared to steel and aluminium which have a lower initial material cost, however, is more costly to maintain and has a lower life cycle. High tensile strength and non-conductive properties, combine to deliver a highly cost-effective, durable, and sustainable product.

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Cold Water Storage Tank Range

Dewey Waters has gained an established reputation for manufacturing large and small-scale cold water storage tanks for their customers at home in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.

HOT PRESS SECTIONAL  

SUITABLE FOR LARGER PROJECTS UP TO 4 METERS HIGH

Dewey Waters specialise in hot press compression moulding at our manufacturing locations. This is a cost effective modular solution which is Water Regulations UK approved and suitable for the storage of wholesome & potable water. We can cater for all water tank specifications for Export projects or domestically here in the UK.

TIF SECTIONAL TANKS

IDEAL FOR MAXIMIZING CAPACITY IN RESTRICTED SPACES

Our range of totally internally flanged (TIF) sectional water storage tanks suit all applications and are ideal where space is restricted. Due to its internally flanged design, this tank can be installed against walls and into corners thereby maximizing water storage capacity. 

ONE PIECE TANKS 

 STOCK OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR COST EFFECTIVE WATER STORAGE 

Dewey Waters manufacture and supply one piece water tanks. Our new range offers taller and narrower tanks for common plantroom space issues. Our tanks are approved and certified in accordance with current regulations. Water Regulations UK (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)

FIRE SPRINKLER TANKS

TANKS FOR COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Dewey Waters is a certified supplier of sprinkler tanks which are trusted by businesses, municipalities and their insurers who rely on the availability of an emergency water supply to sprinkler systems in the event of a fire.

DEWEY WATERS FEATURES

Specialising in the manufacture of both one piece and sectional cold water storage tanks, our experience ensures that we are able to accommodate virtually all client requirements.

On time Delivery

Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

Technical Advice

We provide high levels of technical knowledge, product choice and customer service.

Fully Certified

Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

On Time Delivery

Placing and receiving your order is a straightforward, hassle-free process.

Technical Advice

We provide high levels of technical knowledge, product choice and customer service.

Fully Certified

Dewey Waters is an accredited & certified GRP water tank manufacturer.

Experts Installation

60 years’ industry experience in both Water Storage and GRP industries.

TANKS CAPACITY 

CALCULATOR

We offer a water tanks calculator tool that will assist you in finding out the exact tank sizes and capacity required for your job.