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    May 12, 2021

    An Introduction to FRP Materials & Manufacturing Methods at CCG

    In recent years, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) has become a widely accepted alternative to traditional building materials like metal and wood. The composite consists of a polymer resin matrix reinforced with fibers, which...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, vacuum infusion, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, pultrusion, hand lamination

    May 04, 2021

    FRP Repair Checklist

    Whether you subscribe to Murphy’s Law (which cynically states that when something can go wrong, it probably will) or lean toward a more objective statistical analysis, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it...

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    Topics: Corrosion and Maintenance, field service

    April 28, 2021

    FRP Composite Pipe Pilings: Long Term Solution for Docks and Marinas

    In a Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The novel’s opening lines could be used to summarize 2020 for marine manufacturers. According to Vicky Yu, director of...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    April 21, 2021

    Real Time Protection For Waterfront Infrastructure

    Image courtesy of Getty ImagesWind, salinity, balance between directional stability and instability, currents and harbor water depth, are just a few of the factors maritime pilots and captains have to juggle when docking a...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    April 14, 2021

    FRP Installation and Repair Field Services: 3 Things to Look For

    Onsite fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) repairs by field service technicians is important in emergency and non-emergency situations. Technical expertise is critical for installation of new tanks, liners, platforms, and...

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    Topics: FRP, Installation, field service

    April 07, 2021

    World’s Most Efficient Cooling Tower

    Tower Tech, Inc. (TT) is the supplier of the world's most efficient cooling tower. Tower Tech supplies a modular cooling tower design that provides customers with easy installations, low life-cycle costs, and industry-leading...

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    Topics: Tower Tech, Cooling Towers

    April 01, 2021

    Teamwork

    I have always been an advocate of TEAMWORK over my entire life. This concept is a vital foundation of what I try to accomplish daily. My mother instilled this value in my mindset from day one and this was reinforced by several...

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    March 29, 2021

    Heavy Lifting For Lightweight FRP Structures

    From the earliest historical accounts, structures were built from locally available materials. Rudimentary steel production can be traced to the 13th century BC [and earlier] where it was used to create basic shapes for...

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    Topics: Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, frp stairs, standard structurals, structural fabrication, pultrusion

    March 17, 2021

    Bermuda, We Have Lift Off

    Last week, we introduced you to the longest pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) clear span bridge in the world. The 152-ft.-long, 8-ft.-wide structure is a jewel in the Friends of Bermuda Railway Trail’s project to...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures

    March 11, 2021

    The Long, Long FRP Bridge

    Bermuda is just 21 miles long and 1.75 miles wide. Yet its iconic pink sand beaches, crystal and fantasy caves, historic settlements and striking coves draw close to 650,000 visitors a year. In 2012, Dr. Tucker Murphy and his...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures