Storage Tank Protective Coatings
Approximately 2500 different types of liquids are stored in storage tanks around the world. 52 liquids make up 80% of the liquids in storage. Most commonly these are water, oils, chemicals, solvents, alcoholic beverages and fuels. The coating selection is critical to ensure the correct coating is applied for the material that is being stored. A leak or failure due to corrosion can have a catastrophic result. There is a chance of fatalities and environmental damage plus the huge cost of the downtime and lost productivity.
A study calculated the cost of downtime for two separate storage tanks:
Shell – Coating & corrosion problems in Crude Oil Tank
Size: 48 m diameter
Coating failure with severe pitting of floor plates
Downtime Cost: US$ 67,000/day
BP – Crude Oil Tank
Size: 78 m diameter
Coating failure with pitting of the floor plates
Downtime Cost: US$ 58,000/day
Chemcote have a total range of tank lining systems for your requirements. Your system will be designed to suit your tank type and surface condition. We will consider your expected lifetime to first maintenance. Other things to consider are, what is the product being stored. What is the temperature to be stored at. What is the duration of the storage. If the product to be stored is an aggressive chemical, we will specify a system to suit the pH level. If the product is an alcoholic beverage we have a coating specially formulated to protect this liquid asset for you.
Solvent-free glassflake epoxy.
Novolac epoxy glassflake
Fast cure, solvent free epoxy
Novolac epoxy with glassflake
High Temperature tank lining epoxy
Chemcote has developed a range of vinylester coatings for long-term tank lining solutions. For over 30 years Chem-tect™ 300 series has proved itself as an outstanding choice for a storage tank lining. The Chem-tect™ range is 100% solid and reinforced with glassflake for fast-curing protective coating. Our range consists of:
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