Trust us to provide strong, durable, and corrosion-resistant FRP products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Our team will work closely with you to develop FRP solutions that meet your unique needs, providing turnkey solutions from design and engineering to manufacturing, installation, and field-services.
Our field-service team can perform on-site inspections, repairs, and maintenance services to keep your FRP products in top condition and extend their lifespan. We also offer inspections for expansion joints, dampers, and fans in your FRP piping or ductwork system, and adjacent systems to ensure everything functions seamlessly together.
At INTEREP, we are committed to delivering high-quality, safe, and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about our industrial FRP fabrication and field-services for acid plants, chemical plants, and scrubber systems. Trust us to meet your industrial needs.
Download the INTEREP Industrial Chemical Cheat Sheet
It includes chemical formulas for the top 20 most common industrial chemicals in North America, as well as what industrial application they are used in, and who makes them in what state!
Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) resins are the backbone of heavy industrial applications, providing essential corrosion resistance and strength. The proper specification of these resins is critical to ensuring that they can withstand the demands placed upon them. Not all resins are created equal, however. While commercial resins are widely available, high-grade resins like the INEOS Derakane family offer extreme service and are specifically engineered to withstand harsh environments.
As a global manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, INEOS is a leader in the chemical industry, and the Derakane family of resins represents their commitment to producing high-quality resins for demanding applications. From the high-temperature applications of Derakane 510A/B/C and Derakane 510N, to the general-purpose Derakane 411, to the high-strength Derakane 470, INEOS offers a variety of resins that can withstand a wide range of operating conditions.
Selecting the correct Derakane resin for a particular application depends on several factors, including the chemicals that will be stored or transported and the operating conditions. For example, Derakane 441 is an intermediate-strength resin that is often used in pulp and paper applications, while Derakane 455 is designed specifically for the transportation and storage of gasoline and other fuels. Derakane 451, on the other hand, is a high-strength resin that is used in oil and gas applications.
Download our INEOS Derakane Resin Selection Guide
It includes info on chemical constituents of each resin, what their service temperatures are, their abrasion resistance, elastic modulus, chemical resistance, coefficient of thermal growth, flame spread rating, and even average relative cost.
Industries that rely on FRP resins tend to be very profitable and cannot tolerate unplanned plant shutdowns or downtime. As a result, they demand products that can withstand extreme conditions for extended periods. For example, with the growing demand for lithium production, the demand for high-strength FRP resins is expected to increase. Lithium is a critical component of many electronic components and technologies, including electric vehicles and grid-scale energy storage. As the production of these technologies increases, so too will the demand for high-strength FRP resins.
However, selecting the right FRP resin is just the beginning. Proper installation is critical to ensuring optimal performance and avoiding costly unplanned downtime. Even when the correct Derakane resin is selected, improper installation can compromise its performance and lead to corrosion and other issues. Having an on-site technical expert present during installation can help ensure that everything goes smoothly and that all procedures are followed.
Selecting the right FRP resin for heavy industrial applications is crucial to ensuring proper performance and avoiding costly unplanned downtime. The INEOS Derakane family of resins offers extreme service and is specifically engineered to withstand harsh environments. The selection of the proper resin depends on several factors, including the chemicals and operating conditions. With the growing demand for renewable energy sources such as lithium production, the demand for high-strength FRP resins is expected to increase. Proper installation is also critical, and the presence of an on-site technical expert can help ensure success.
- “Selecting the Right Resin for Your Corrosion-Resistant FRP Piping and Duct Systems” by Michael Legault, published in Chemical Engineering Progress (2019)
- “High-Strength Resins for Industrial Applications” by Andrew S. Novak, published in Composites World (2020)
- “FRP Composites in the Oil and Gas Industry” by Catherine Lebrun and Tarun Mathur, published in Reinforced Plastics (2019)
- “Advancements in Composite Materials for Energy Applications” by Tyler J. Algeo and Amir Gholizadeh, published in Advanced Materials & Processes (2019)
- “The Role of Composites in the Future of Electric Vehicles” by Will Sellenraad, published in Reinforced Plastics (2020)