Real Safety’s construction industry FRP solutions are used in both new and refurb construction projects.
GRP or FRP Structural pultruded profiles are manufactured by combining a resin matrix with a fibre reinforcement. This is formed and cured in a continuous process creating a product of extraordinary strength and resilience. FRP Profiles provide a variety of benefits and mechanical properties matching or exceeding steel equivalents.
Known risks in the construction industry by using conventional materials like steel are:
- Oxidation and corrosion
- High electrical and thermal conductivity
- High installation costs due to material weight and galvanization
- High maintenance costs
These risks can be avoided by using Real Safety FRP solutions. The advantages are:
- Unaffected by water and resistant to chemicals
- Will not deform under impact
- Non-conductive and insulator to thermal conductivity
- Low installation costs – no use of torches
- Low weight – 1/3 of steel
- Long product life
- Low or no maintenance costs
As a result, these composites are gaining more popularity than traditional materials due to their several benefits and durable performance in challenging environments.
The Ministry of Environment of Saudi Arabia is building sea water desalination plants in many cities in order to meet daily water needs. The project consists of eight SWRO desalination plants, spanning the western coast of the Kingdom across a distance of 1,800 km. The consortium, led by Advanced Water Technology Company consisting of four companies: AWT, Rawafid, Al-Fatah and SETE, was chosen to design and implement the project owned by the ‘Saline Water Conversion Corporation’.
Obviously, when processing saltwater to water which is suitable for human consumption (desalination), the environment in the processing plant is very humid and facilities are very exposed to corrosion issues. Damp and the chemical Brine are present, both of which have a highly corrosive impact on steel structures.
Real Safety’s FRP solutions were chosen for the 8 plants in Haql, Duba, Al-Wajh, Umluj, Al Shuqaiq, Al–Qunfudhah, Al-Leith and Fursan. Specifically, our FPR I-Beams, C-Channels, angles and roofing products were used in the project.
The total production capacity of all the stations in the project is 238,000 cubic meters per day
The project was completed in 9 months and offers alternative technologies and systems that contributed to the project’s unprecedented achievement by reducing electrical consumption to 3kWh/m3.
For more information about this case and our construction industry FRP solutions, see our case study on Saudi Arabia West Coast.
Construction Industry Risk Areas:
FRP Gratings – stair treads – stairway and ladder systems – Cable trays and ladders – Profiles