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South

Augusta Fiberglass

augusta fiberglass has
fabricated thousands of
small- and large-diameter
tanks and vessels.

and attention to detail in fabrication and its ability to produce quality
stack liners. The partnership between
the power companies and Augusta
Fiberglass resulted in the field production of more than 11 miles of stack
liners for coal-fired power plants.
Augusta Fiberglass is a pioneer in
the economical delivery of large-diameter tanks to job sites across the
United States and into Canada, Mexico and beyond through the oblation
process. To oblate a tank, the large
diameter shells are pulled together
into an oblong shape, dramatically reducing their shipping diameter. When
delivered, the tension is released and
the tanks are returned to their pre-oblation manufactured size. Tops, bottoms, nozzles and appurtenances are
then added at the customer's job site.
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For projects that require large diameter vessels and duct that cannot
be oblated, Augusta sets up complete
remote fabrication units complete
with buildings, mandrels and all of the
equipment needed to complete the
project and assemble all elements at
the customer's site. This field fabrication and field assembly capability
with RTP-1 Code Stamp authorization makes Augusta Fiberglass virtually unique in the industry.
Another unique attribute of Augusta Fiberglass/B&D Plastics offerings
are the field service units that can be,
and frequently are, dispatched within hours to any part of the world to
inspect and repair fiberglass or dual
laminate vessels. This is a critical
service in emergency situations. The
crews who respond by company air-

plane, if necessary, are experienced
and skilled and have the necessary
safety equipment readily at hand for
confined space or other potentially
hazardous conditions.

Master Workmanship
The company employs more than 200
skilled workers and supervisors at
its 200-acre headquarters in Blackville. B&D Plastics and the Augusta
Fiberglass team - AFC South - have
more than 75 additional employees in
Ocean Springs, Miss.
Augusta Fiberglass' staff includes
nine engineers capable of complex
finite element analysis and complex
computer and manual calculations, as
well as five experienced drafters who
use the AutoCad and Solid Works 3-D
software platforms.


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