Fiber Reinforced Composites Benefits and Challenges

By MTI Admin posted 02-07-2024 10:07 AM


In this episode, industry veteran Dale Keeler, Associate Director at MTI, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss fiber-reinforced composites (FRP). The three chat about: fabrication methods; the types of fiber, resin and additives; differences in design standards and practices around the globe; how material properties used in design are determined and validated; inspection and life assessment techniques; flange design; and thermal shock.

Show notes

Public bookstore – Guide for Repair and Alteration of FRP Equipment:


Members bookstore – Guide for Repair and Alteration of FRP Equipment:


Embedded RFID Sensor Technology


Risk Based Inspection for FRP Tanks


Global FRP Standards Comparative Report


Accelerated Testing of FRP


Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook.

Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University.

Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site.

Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products.