Operation & Maintenance Technical Information

FRP tank care and operation inspection
  • On installation of your tanks, Cradotex recommends that regular routine inspection and maintenance are carried out as part of your company’s preventative maintenance program.
  • Cradotex recommend following care and operation instructions for our FRP tanks as to maximize tank usage:-
    • Carry out a thorough check of tank upon arrival at site.
    • During unloading and installation of tank, to follow Cradotex Handling and Installation Technical information.
    • Recommended that before putting the tank into service, to rinse with water and detergent.
    • During operation, keep the tank clean so as to detect damages if occurances during operation and to maintain an overall good tank apperance.
    • Recommended to conduct an inspection of the tank internally and externally every 6 months.
FRP tank for food application

Cradotex can build tanks to comply with customer’s requirements or meeting the required Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act.

  • These tanks can be used for intended repeat storage of food products, subject to regulations.
  • Recommend that customer before putting tank in service, to follow the below procedure:
    • To remove all residual styrene from the internal tank laminate surface by steam or hot water treatment for 8 to 16 hours at 160° to 180°F
    • To wash the tank with detergent and rinse it thoroughly.
    • Recommended that before putting the tank into service, to rinse with water and detergent.
    • Customer to check for further local required compliance in addition to item (a) and (b).
    • Compressed air loading of tanks is not recommended by Cradotex except in cases where the tank is designed and constructed as a pressure vessel.
  • Cradotex design each tank for a specific chemical usage.
  • If there is a need to change the chemical type, please consult Cradotex or your warranty may be null and void.
  • Cradotex standard tanks are not designed for pressure or vacuum use therefore ensure the tanks are property vented as not to build up pressure or vacuum.