Wabash National and Poly-Coat Systems Announce New Brenner FRP Unit for Sulfuric Acid
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sept. 21, 2015 — Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced the launch of a new Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tank trailer designed to transport sulfuric acid in concentrations up to 98 percent.
Sulfuric acid is one of the most common corrosives, yet historically has been a difficult product to transport. Previously, FRP tank inner surfaces were only qualified to handle dilute sulfuric acid at concentrations below 93 percent. The unique ability to transport higher concentrations of sulfuric acid in a lightweight FRP tank trailer design provides a competitive alternative to traditional stainless steel tank trailers, allowing for increased payload and an extended asset lifecycle.
The new FRP unit was developed in conjunction with Poly-Coat Systems, Inc., a leading industry provider of non-metallic vessels for corrosive products based in Liverpool, Texas.
Wabash National’s Brenner Tank and Poly-Coat Systems have worked together for more than 12 years to deliver FRP tank trailers to North American customers transporting bleach, hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride, oilfield chemicals, corrosive wastes and other hazardous cargoes.
The new Brenner brand sulfuric acid FRP tank trailer will be on display at the National Tank Truck Carriers’ (NTTC) Tank Truck Week in Houston, November 11–13. Customers are invited to stop by Wabash National’s tank trailer booth to learn how the new Brenner FRP tank trailer could benefit their operations.
Learn more about Brenner solutions for hauling hazardous liquids at www.brennertank.com.
Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company manufactures a diverse range of products including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn more.