Experience has demonstrated and studies conducted have quantified that 45% of causes of failure associated with 754 cases involved faulty fabrication, damage in transit and poor field assembly. Basic performance testing typically conducted in the field upon receipt of new equipment addresses a very small percentage of the risks associated with these causes of failure. Most Owners/End Users and Specifying Engineers responsible for accepting FRP equipment on a job site are unaware of what specifically to look for when equipment arrives and initially installed. Consequently, a majority of the issues go undetected, escape the manufacturer’s one (1) year warranty period incident free and many turn into significant future investment in repair or replacement. FRPI Equipment Certification requires qualified Manufacturer representative inspection of equipment installations prior to startup in an effort to help eliminate risk of premature failure resulting from damage in transit and poor field assembly.