What is the difference between a stainless steel filter and a fiber tank?
Chromium is a base element found in stainless steel that prevents corrosion. To resist the corrosive effects of salty sea water, harsh acids and the like, the chemical element molybdenum needs to also be added. Molybdenum is found in the 316 Stainless Steel and is used in surgical instruments and stainless steel implants.
Fiber glass tanks is made up of gel coat resin and element called Isophthalic acid. The material is not a metal so it will not rust, this is what makes it considerable than stainless steel filter which Corrodes.
Stainless steel filter tank is a ductile material so it is very strong when choosing a right material, fiber glass tank is a brittle material so it cracks easily when it is being struck with a hammer.
STAINLESS STEEL TANK
ADVANTAGES OF STEEL FILTER TANK
- It has corrosion protection
and resist oxidation by water
- It has durability and
longevity, it remains ductile through high temperature and pressure
- It is a safe metal alloy and it is environmental friendly
DISADVANTAGES OF STEEL FILTER TANK
- They are generally heavier
- They are ductile
- It does not have a exterior color to reduce UV penetration
ADVANTAGES OF FIBER GLASS TANK
- It has a long service life and does not fade
- It is safe and reliable and has a good performance
- It is non combustion and not conductive
DISADVANTAGES OF FIBER GLASS TANK
- It cracks easily if its
struck by a hammer
- It needs to be re gel coated
in every 5years
- It can result in airborne fibers which may be an issue to asthma patients