FRP sheet piles
Glass fiber composite sheet piles are made by pultrusion process, and have the characteristics of structural stability, high strength, corrosion resistance, impact resistance, maintenance-free, and UV resistance. Fiberglass reinforced composite (FRP) sheet piles solve the corrosion problems of traditional reinforced concrete and steel revetment layouts, reduce layout maintenance costs, and enhance layout durability and safety
Fiberglass composite sheet piles are produced by the pultrusion process and designed for the harsh marine environment. FRP sheet pile can replace steel sheet piles perfectly, even in harshest conditions, like super long length, very heavy top load, contaminated soils. Project owners choose FRP sheet piles instead of steel sheet piling due to its structural integrity. Heavy weight FRP sheet piles present a huge opportunity to make a project cost less, last long and create a lower environmental impact than steel. FRP sheet piles have been used widely for retaining walls, seawalls, cut-off wall projects, containment and cofferdams. Fiberglass reinforced polymer sheet piles have many advantages compared with traditional steel sheet piles, concrete sheet piles, wood sheet piles.
FRP sheet piles Advantages
1. FRP sheet piling are non-corrosive, the service life of FRP products longer than most products. With the current abnormal PH level, Steel will rust quickly.
2. FRP sheet piles have similar structural intergrity to steel, which means tie back system can be used with FRP sheet piles.
3. The installation of composite sheet piles are same with steel sheet piles. no extra equipments are needed.
4.More affordable: FRP materials have been recognized for their light weight and strong strength, which offers a very high strength to weight ratio. Lower weight means the costs of handling, labor, transpiration use less equipment and manpower, thus saving costs.
5. Nowadays FRP sheet piling systems are already available on the market, like FRP caps, FRP pipes. FRP tie rods, FRP anchoring. FRP sheet piles itself also have box profile, Z profiles etc.