In order to obtain the maximum benefit and service from fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) equipment, it is essential that the equipment be designed, fabricated, and installed correctly. Properly scheduled inspections of FRP equipment ensure the fabrication of a quality product and one that gives satisfactory service life. This paper suggests when to inspect FRP equipment, describes inspection procedures, and gives examples of common FRP defects that can occur. Some continuous monitoring techniques will also be discussed. The inforniation should be beneficial in developing process safety management programs for FRP equipment.
Keywords: FRP, inspection, fabrication, fiberglass reinforced plastic, process safety management