Solico provided the structural designs and delivered the construction drawings for several GRP flue gas ducts of coal powered power plants. 

Customer: Plasticon

GRP flue gas ducts

The size of these ducts are quite impressive, with typical diameters ranging from 7m to 12m and lengths up to 250m. The choice of composite material for producing these towers is straightforward as composite materials provide chemical and corrosion resistance and require minimal maintenance. 

Why are composites used here?

Chemical/corrosion resistance
Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.

Low maintenance
Steel structures typically require periodic maintenance such as conservation and paint systems to prevent corrosion. Composites are not susceptible to corrosion resulting in lower Life-cycle costs.

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