The Definitive Guide to Acquiring FRP Panel Tanks: A Step-by-Step Process Flow

30 Apr 2024

Unlocking the Acquisition Process of FRP Panel Tanks: Your Ultimate Guide

Welcome to the definitive guide on acquiring FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) panel tanks, presented by Mui Fatt, a trusted industry leader with over 40 years of experience. In this comprehensive resource, we'll walk you through each step of the acquisition process, empowering you to make informed decisions and secure the ideal FRP tank for your needs.

Understanding FRP Panel Tanks: Unveiling the Versatility and Advantages

What are FRP Panel Tanks?

Worker Installing FRP Sectional Panel Water TankFRP panel tanks, also known as fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks, are a type of storage tank made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels that are assembled on-site to form a complete tank structure. Widely used across various industries for storing liquids such as water, chemicals, and other fluids, these tanks offer a lightweight yet durable solution. The panels provide excellent resistance to corrosion, chemicals, and environmental factors. Crafted from high-quality fiberglass materials, they offer exceptional durability, corrosion resistance, and longevity compared to traditional alternatives. FRP sectional panel tanks are renowned for their versatility, as they can be customized to different sizes and configurations to suit specific storage requirements. Additionally, they are relatively easy to install and maintain, making them a popular choice for various storage applications.

Assessing Your Requirements: Navigating the Initial Steps Towards Tank Acquisition

Before diving into the acquisition process, it's crucial to assess your specific requirements for an FRP panel tank. Start by evaluating the purpose of the tank and the environment in which it will be installed. Consider factors such as:

  • Capacity and Dimensions: Determine the required capacity of the tank based on your storage needs. Consider the available space for installation and any size limitations.

  • Location and Environment: Assess the location where the tank will be installed, taking into account factors such as temperature variations, exposure to sunlight, and potential corrosive elements.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Familiarize yourself with local regulations and standards governing the installation and operation of FRP tanks. Ensure that your tank meets all necessary compliance requirements.

By thoroughly evaluating these aspects, you can establish clear objectives for your FRP tank acquisition and lay the groundwork for a successful procurement process.

Researching Suppliers: Finding the Perfect Partner for Your FRP Tank Needs

With your requirements defined, the next step is to research and identify potential suppliers of FRP panel tanks. Here's how to find the perfect partner for your needs:

By conducting thorough research and due diligence, you can narrow down your list of potential suppliers and identify those best suited to meet your requirements.

After evaluating your requirements and researching potential suppliers, it’s time to navigate through the acquisition process. Below is our company’s panel tank acquisition flow chart, illustrating the step-by-step journey from initial assessment to installation and maintenance. This visual representation will serve as a helpful reference as you proceed with acquiring your FRP panel tank.Mui Fatt FRP Panel Tank Buying Process, panel tank acquisition guides

  1. Sales inquiry initiated by Customer.
  2. Mui Fatt provides the latest product certifications – SIRIM and SPAN - as a complementary service.
  3. Customers provide basic tank information, such as tank size, tank capacity, project location, and project status (urgent/tender/on-going), or a bill of quantities (BQ) for detailed quotation.
  4. Mui Fatt prepares the official quotation.
  5. Customer issues a Purchase Order (PO) upon acceptance of quotation; a deposit payment slip is to be provided.
  6. Confirmation of tank drawing, plinth type, and tank opening location is done jointly by the customer and Mui Fatt.
  7. FRP Panels Delivery next to Concrete PlinthThe customer is responsible for ensuring site readiness, including the availability of a concrete plinth and space for goods storage.
  8. Full payment must be made before delivery. Customer is required to provide site contact information.
  9. Delivery will be arranged by Mui Fatt.
  10. Unloading and hoisting of goods at the site are the responsibility of the customers.
  11. Please ensure that the goods are delivered and securely placed next to the plinth prior to the installer’s arrival.
  12. Installation is conducted by Mui Fatt’s appointed subcontractor.
  13. Commissioning and testing are carried out by the customer.
  14. Mui Fatt will provide the warranty certificate upon delivery
  15. The procurement process is completed.
  16. Please contact our respective Sales Personnel for after-sales follow-up or to address any complaints.

Referencing this flow chart alongside the detailed explanations provided in this guide will ensure a comprehensive understanding of the acquisition process, empowering you to make informed decisions at every stage of the journey.

Consultation and Customization: Tailoring Your FRP Tank to Perfection

Once you've identified potential suppliers, it's time to initiate consultations and discuss customization options for your FRP panel tank. Here's how to tailor your tank to perfection:

  • Initial Consultation: Schedule meetings or calls with shortlisted suppliers to discuss your project requirements in detail. Provide information about your storage needs, site conditions, and any specific preferences.

  • Customization Options: Explore customization options offered by suppliers, such as tank dimensions, fittings, reinforcements, and additional features. Work closely with the supplier to design a tank that meets your exact specifications.

  • Expert Advice: Seek advice from suppliers on design considerations, material selection, and any technical aspects relevant to your project. Leverage their expertise to ensure optimal tank performance and longevity.

By collaborating closely with your chosen supplier and leveraging their expertise, you can customize your FRP panel tank to perfectly suit your needs.

Quotation and Proposal: Negotiating the Best Deal for Your Project

Once the customization details are finalized, it's time to request quotations and proposals from your chosen supplier. Here's how to negotiate the best deal for your project:

  • FRP Sectional Panel Tank, Customized Panel Tank, Suction Tank InstallationDetailed Quotations: Request detailed quotations from suppliers, including pricing for the customized tank, delivery timelines, and any additional services or charges.

  • Proposal Review: Review proposals carefully, comparing the offerings of different suppliers in terms of pricing, quality, and value-added services.

  • Negotiation: Negotiate terms and conditions with your preferred supplier to ensure a mutually beneficial agreement. Discuss payment terms, delivery schedules, and any other relevant aspects of the contract.

By engaging in open and transparent communication with your supplier, you can negotiate a deal that meets your budgetary constraints while ensuring high-quality products and services.

Manufacturing and Delivery: From Blueprint to Reality, Ensuring Quality Production

With the contract finalized, the supplier will proceed with manufacturing your customized FRP panel tank. Here's how to ensure quality production and timely delivery:

  • Manufacturing Progress: Stay informed about the progress of tank manufacturing through regular updates from the supplier. Monitor key milestones and address any concerns or deviations from the agreed specifications.

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that the tank is manufactured in accordance with industry standards, such as SIRIM and SPAN certification, and your specified requirements. Conduct quality inspections at various stages of production to verify compliance.

  • Delivery Coordination: Coordinate delivery logistics with the supplier to ensure timely transportation of the tank to your site. Provide any necessary support or access arrangements to facilitate smooth delivery and installation.

By maintaining open communication with your supplier and closely monitoring the manufacturing and delivery process, you can ensure that your FRP panel tank is delivered on schedule and meets your expectations in terms of quality and performance.

Installation and Commissioning: Bringing Your FRP Tank Online, Installation Essentials

With the tank delivered to your site, it's time to proceed with installation and commissioning. Here's how to bring your FRP tank online:

  • Installation Planning: Develop a detailed installation plan in collaboration with your supplier, taking into account site conditions, safety requirements, and any special considerations.

  • Professional Installation: Hire experienced professionals to install the FRP panel tank according to manufacturer guidelines and industry best practices. Ensure proper alignment, anchoring, and sealing to prevent leaks or structural issues.

  • Commissioning and Testing: Commission the tank and conduct performance tests to verify its functionality and integrity. Check for leaks, pressure variations, and other indicators of proper operation before putting the tank into service.

By following a systematic approach to installation and commissioning, you can ensure that your FRP panel tank is installed correctly and ready to meet your storage needs.

Maintenance and After-Sales Support: Sustaining Optimal Performance, Care, and Support for Your FRP Tank

Once the FRP panel tank is installed and operational, it's essential to establish a maintenance regimen to sustain optimal performance over time. Here's how to care for and support your tank:

  • Mui Fatt Rooftop FRP Sectional Panel Tank 12000LMaintenance Schedule: Develop a regular maintenance schedule based on manufacturer recommendations and industry best practices. Include tasks such as cleaning, inspection, and preventive maintenance to prevent issues and prolong the tank's lifespan.

  • Personnel Training: Train personnel responsible for tank maintenance on proper procedures, safety protocols, and emergency response measures. Ensure that they understand how to identify and address common issues that may arise.

  • After-Sales Support: Leverage after-sales support from your supplier for troubleshooting, repairs, and technical assistance. Stay in touch with your supplier for any warranty claims, spare parts, or upgrades that may be required.

By prioritizing maintenance and leveraging after-sales support, you can maximize the longevity and performance of your FRP panel tank, ensuring reliable storage for years to come.

Closing Thoughts: Your Journey to FRP Tank Acquisition

Congratulations on completing your journey to acquiring an FRP panel tank! By following the step-by-step process outlined in this guide, you've gained the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions and secure the ideal tank for your needs. Remember, at Mui Fatt, we're here to support you every step of the way, from initial consultation to after-sales service. Trust in our expertise and commitment to quality for all your FRP tank requirements. Talk to us about your project today! WhatsApp or email –

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mui Fatt provide Plumbing Services?

No, all pipe work/plumbing or connections from the inlet to the tank are excluded from our job scope.

How to differentiate between Pressed Steel or GFRP Sectional Panel Tank?

Two kinds of sectional panel tanks are available: Pressed Steel made from mild steel or Composite GFRP Sectional Panel tank. Our tanks are usually 1m x 1m, while mild steel is 4ft x 4ft. Read more from the Comparison Table for Different Types of Panel Tanks

By converting the concrete plinth, you can convert the MS Sectional Tank to a GFRP Tank.

How to conduct a leak test of GFRP Sectional Panel Tank?

Leak tests are self-explanatory. After the tank is installed and connected to water sources, the client is advised to conduct testing to check for any leakage and report to us within 1 month of the installation date. The cost of water for testing is borne by customers.

What is the maintenance requirement for GFRP Sectional Panel Tank?

We advise clients to do tank cleaning every 4-5 years. This tank is not an automatic cleaning tank, foreign particles or dirt from the water source can be trapped in FRP tank, causing the water become dirty.

What is the warranty period for the Mui Fatt FRP Sectional Panel Tank?

The tank comes with a 10-years manufacturing warranty and 1-year leaking warranty.

Can Mui Fatt do installations on an island or East Malaysia?

Yes, installations are available within Malaysia; however, additional installation costs apply. Please liaise with our Sales Representative for details.

Loss of accessories at the site?

In the event of any lost accessories after delivery, please note that they will need to be repurchased at the customer's expense. We kindly advise customers to ensure the secure storage of all accessories until the arrival of our installation team.

Does Mui Fatt GFRP Sectional Panel Tank come with flanges?

Our tank excludes all pipework and valves, ball float valves, flanges, or nozzles; we only provide panels with openings.

What is Mui Fatt's scope of supply?

Manhole cover, Air Vent, Steel Skid Base (primer coat), GFRP Sectional Tank Accessories;

For tank above 1.5m(H) – inclusive 1 set* of painted FRP mechanical level indicator, 1 set* of internal & external aluminum ladder

*2 sets for partition panel tanks

Is all the above information applicable to all sizes of Sectional Panel Tank?

For panel tanks longer than 7m, we suggest a short partition, please talk to us for more details.


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