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                    Field Inspection of                     Aboveground Chemical Bulk Storage Tanks

This four (4) day thirty-two (32) hour live hands on seminar provides a comprehensive review and discussion of essential information pertaining to tank inspection.  Course topics spanning 2 of 4 days also applies to pressure vessels, piping, ductwork, odor/air pollution control vessels, underground storage tanks plus other related process equipment.  Subjects include industry tank standards, laminate identification, visual imperfections, damage mechanisms, integrity and leak testing plus inspection processes.  The course is for inspectors, maintenance planners, designers and engineers of FRP equipment.  It provides essential exam information for prequalified individuals seeking to become FRPI certified 8310 and/or 8210 inspectors, where junior inspectors can develop a broad knowledge base for seeding experience.  PDH credit is also available for licensed engineers.

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Intro to Inspection of
Aboveground Storage Tanks In Operation

This eight (8) hour live hands on seminar provides a condensed review of the FRP831 course for those that may consider themselves a junior inspector.  Subjects enable insight essential to immediately begin condition assessment work and build up experience required for becoming credentialed as a certified FRPI 8310 Inspector.  PDH credit is also available for licensed engineers.

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Intro to Design, Manufacturing,
Inspection, Standards and Specifications

This two (2) day sixteen (16) hour live hands on seminar with PDH credit for licensed engineers provides a detailed look at how FRP laminates used in the fabrication of chemical storage tanks plus odor and air pollution control equipment are designed and manufactured, what their properties are and how premature failure occurs. ASTM, ASME, UL, FM, AMCA, FDA, NSF and other standards are discussed.  Both theory and practical experience are blended together with case histories to demonstrate how equipment reliability risks can be mitigated through prescriptive specification writing, submittal auditing plus implementing inspection and test plans. This course is for designers, engineers, specifiers, project managers, planners, purchasing agents, sales people and those new to the FRP industry.

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Intro to Design and Condition Assessment 

This eight (8) hour live hands on seminar with PDH credit for licensed engineers and discussion quiz provides a hands on detailed look at how fiberglass reinforced plastics used in the fabrication of chemical process equipment are designed, manufactured, inspected and tested, what their properties are, how they typically fail in service as fabricated structures, damage mechanisms, and basic repair methods.

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The Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Institute (“FRPI”) conducts seminars for everyone interested in longer life and reduced cost equipment plus preventing hardships that may otherwise arise during procurement and ownership of equipment.  FRPI seminars focus on all aspects of custom manufactured equipment designed to handle corrosive chemical processing applications.  Beginners through advanced are welcome and encouraged to participate.  FRPI will also provide custom seminars to suit your learning objectives.  Simply click Custom Seminar Request link, fill in the form and email it to us.

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