“Large-length vessels represent a potentially new market for composites,” says Comer. “It’s certainly an interesting market when you consider the vast amount of materials that would be required for vessels of this size.”

The Corrosive Chronicles
During NACE International’s CORROSION conference April 15-19, 2018, in Phoenix, ACMA will host the “Corrosive Chronicles.” The presentation will outline the use of FRP in corrosion applications, including marine industry corrosion, which accounts for $50 billion -$80 billion every year. The presentation will cover workforce safety, training and selection criteria for FRP, and workforce challenges faced by technical employees specifying FRP products. Learn more at www.acmanet.org/events-calendar.