About Us

Our Mission

The Institute's Mission is to provide a forum through which the fiberglass reinforced thermoset plastic ("RTP") industry can work together effectively toward the common goal of advancing the use of certain fiberglass products substantially used in the underground tank and piping marketplace, coordinate market studies, gather statistics and combine talents and resources to provide standard-setting organizations with superior technical data and disseminate information to the government, industry and the public.

Typical Membership Profile

The Institute was incorporated in 1987 as a non-profit organization. Member companies must meet certain criteria. Underwriters Laboratories Listing is a requirement for member-manufactured underground fiberglass tanks and piping used for flammable and combustible liquids. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Certification (RTP-1) and American Water Works Association (AWWA D120) are requirements for member-manufactured aboveground fiberglass tanks in chemical, industrial or water service. AWWA C950 and American Society for Testing and Materials Standards (ASTM) D3794, D3517, D3262 pipe or ASTM D3753 are requirements for member-manufactured pipe or manholes and wet wells.