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Plasti-Fab Engineered Composite Flow Control Gates . . . . . There Is a Difference!

Article courtesy of Mike Keegan with Plasti-Fab, Inc. Referring to a Plasti-Fab gate or stop log as FIBERGLASS  is like stating a Porsche Carrera GT is just a CAR.  They both might fit the basic definition, but that is where the similarities end!  Conventional fiberglass molding and fabrication techniques (spray-up or chopper gun processing) are…

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Japan’s Public Works Research Institute’s Findings on FRP Gate Evaluation

Japan’s Public Works Research Institute performed an evaluation of 53 fiberglass reinforced plastic hydraulic gates that have been in use for over 30 years with little maintenance.  Their evaluation included visual inspection of in-service FRP gates, tensile tests on one FRP gate in use for 35 years, and accelerated weather weathering tests on hand lay…

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