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In pumping stations one of the choices for the material of water tanks is fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP). What are the advantages associated with this kind of material?

There are two main advantages for FRP water tanks:

(i) It possesses high strength to weight ratio and this leads to the ease of site handling.

(ii) It is highly resistant to corrosion and thus it is more durable than steel water tank.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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