FRP Fans | Fiberglass Fans – Types & Applications

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) fans are specifically designed to capture, move, clean, and vent moist or corrosive air. Combining the best features of fiberglass and thermoset polymers, their composition is ideal for harsh industrial applications.

Learn more about the benefits, applications, and types of FRP exhaust fans, including the fans we offer here at VPC Fiberglass.



Benefits of Using Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

FRP fans play a crucial role in keeping the air in industrial environments clean and safe for workers. Here is a look at the main benefits of using FRP fans:

  • Corrosion resistance: FRP fans combine glass fibers and thermoset polymers to produce a higher level of corrosion resistance than present in the individual materials. These fans are comparable to stainless steel fans in terms of resisting chemically corrosive air and perform even better at handling air that is corrosive to certain alloys.
  • Fire retardance: CFT fans are all constructed with fire retardant resins which greatly reduces the risk of fire.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Compared to stainless steel and exotic metal fans, FRP fans are an effective and affordable alternative. Coupled with the long life of fiberglass, these fans are a worthy long-term investment.


Fiberglass Fans – Types & Applications


Industrial Applications of FRP Fans

Fiberglass exhaust fans have seen significant adoption in the industrial sector due to their corrosion resistance. Both private and public sector organizations—including the U.S. departments of health and defense—utilize these fans to exhaust caustic environments. These are the main applications for FRP fans:

  • Oil and petroleum refineries
  • Power generation units
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Textile mills
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Cement facilities
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Fume scrubber systems
  • Aquariums


Axial vs. Centrifugal Fans

There are two types of industrial FRP fans: axial and centrifugal fans. Axial fans have blades that rotate around a central axis, drawing and pushing air outward—parallel to the axis. They can achieve high flow rates, but airflows are low pressure.

Centrifugal fans blow air at right angles to the fan’s intake. The fan wheel uses centrifugal force to pull in and increase the pressure of the incoming air, producing a steady, high-pressure airflow.

Your specific application will determine whether you require axial or centrifugal FRP fans.


Premium FRP Fans at VPC

At VPC fiberglass, we supply premium, high-quality fiberglass products, including fiberglass reinforced plastic fans. FRP fans from Composite Fan Technology are the ideal solution for commercial environments. They are highly corrosion-resistant, rugged, efficient, and low maintenance. Here is an overview of our axial and centrifugal fiberglass fans:

  • Upblast Centrifugal (CV) Fan: This comes in five size options, a capacity of up to 15,000 cubic ft./min., and static pressure of up to 2 in. It is mainly used in the HVAC, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, and wastewater industries.
  • Inline Centrifugal (IL) Fan: This product features an inline casing design with a backward curved blade. The fan comes in six standard sizes, a capacity of 20,000 cubic ft./min., and static pressure of up to 9 in.
  • Radial Blade Centrifugal (RB) Fan: The fan comes in 12 standard sizes and features a radial blade with a fiberglass housing. It has a capacity of up to 20,000 cubic ft./min. and static pressure of up to 20 in.
  • Wall Box (WB) Fan: The WB fan comes in 13 different sizes with a capacity of up to 90,000 cubic ft./min. and static pressure of 2 in. It has a wall box mounting, and custom resin formulations are available.
  • Tube Axial (TA) Fan: This axial fan is available in sizes from 12 to 60 in. It has a capacity of up to 90,000 cubic ft./min. and static pressure of 2 in. It features a C-glass surface veil, fiberglass motor mount, and heavy-duty bearings.
  • Tube Axial Hooded (TAHD) Fan: With 13 available sizing options, these fans have a 316 stainless steel shaft. Capacity goes up to 90,000 cubic ft./min.
  • Tube Axial Upblast (TAUB) Fan: These fans have 13 sizes available, an adjustable motor plate for belt tensioning, a stack cap with curb cap and butterfly dampers, a fiberglass weather cover, and heavy-duty flange mount bearings.

Contact the Experts at VPC Fiberglass for Your Industrial Fan Needs

Fiberglass fans are a cost-effective, durable long-term solution for exhaust applications across critical industries. Contact us to learn more about our industrial fans, or request a quote to get started on your solution.