Protective Storage Tank Coatings and Re-Coating For All Types Of Storage Tanks
Storage tanks, as well as fuel and oil level switches, and pipeline systems will corrode, leak, or fail if your protective coatings are not applied properly or aren’t maintained and are wearing away.
Maintaining the integrity of your storage tanks and pipeline systems is critical to the safety and efficiency of your operation. Especially, if your storage tanks are holding items like jet fuel. A jet fuel leak can be catastrophic. Not only is the fuel rendered useless but it is detrimental to the environment. Your storage tanks are valuable and All Kote Lining, Inc is here to you protect your investment.
Storage Tank Protection – Internal & External Coating Applications
To protect your water storage tanks, cooling towers, and more from avoid catastrophic incidents such as the one above, you need to have your storage tanks coated with a protective epoxy coating such as the Belzona 1321 coating. This coating will shield the metal and concrete surfaces in your cooling tower. Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you. Let our company help you make your cooling towers last as long as possible.
External Storage Tank Protection and Repair
Belzona’s coatings and epoxy repair composites are designed to protect process storage tanks and vessels and can be applied in hot equipment or in-situation applications. Belzona materials provide effective bond strength.
Whether you need to protect your fuel storage tanks or water cooling towers, All Kote Lining, Inc can handle whatever application you need. Call us when your need storage tank coatings or re-coatings.
We provide external storage tank coatings for cooling towers, water towers, wastewater treatment facilities, containment tanks, fueling stations, steel holding tanks and more.
Protection & Repair Internal Storage Tanks
Over time storage tanks are affected internally by corrosion, erosion, and chemical attack. We use Belzona Polymeric coating and repair materials that bond to many materials including, steel, concrete, FRP, and GRP.
With a wealth of professional experience repairing and protecting internal storage tanks, All Kote Lining, Inc can safely repair and protect your storage tank internals.
We provide internal storage tank coatings for water towers, wastewater treatment, containment tanks, cooling towers, fueling stations, steel holding tanks and more.
Chemical Storage Tank Coating Considerations
Every type of liquid including wastewater, chemicals, potable water, and others are aggressive and deteriorate the tanks they are stored in. The primary concern is corrosion, it is the most common and aggressive type of damage a chemical tank can face. Chemical storage tank coatings are the best line of defense against corrosion. They protect the tank and extends its useful life.
The majority of liquid and chemical storage tanks are purchased for use as reservoirs, standpipes, or secondary containment tanks. The coating inside these tanks is one of the most important factors in choosing a storage tank, and their regular maintenance. Modern chemistry has developed increasingly effective chemical storage tank coatings. These coatings protect the tank, the facility, and the environment.
Interior Chemical Storage Tank Coatings
The coatings inside your storage tanks provide protection for the submerged sections of the tank. The coating does more than simply protect your tank, but it also helps protect the contents of the tank from becoming contaminated from weather or other environmental conditions. Appropriate coatings for each tank take into consideration the particular type of liquid or chemicals the tank will be used for. There are specialized coatings for acids, bases, and other harsh liquid chemicals.
Some owners think that if it holds liquid it’ll work for any type of liquid. While many tanks share the same types of construction materials, they are not created, or coated equally. Whether the tank be constructed of concrete, aluminum, fiberglass, carbon steel, or even stainless steel it is the coating that does the heavy lifting when it comes to longevity and durability against corrosion. The most technologically advanced coatings we have today are made with epoxy. It is usually applied electrostatically or as a liquid or powder. After they are applied and left to cure properly the coating will bend without breaking or tearing. Exterior coatings protect the outside of the tank from the harsh weather conditions and may be use in conjunction with urethane topcoats for further weather resistance.
Tank Coating Standards And Certifications
Choosing a tank coating involves weighing several different factors. The most important factor for choosing the coating is that it has been proven to be effective. The coating should have a long term track record that shows it protects against corrosion. While you’d think that this goes without saying the best tank coatings are patented chemical technology. While other coatings might look alike, the highest quality chemical storage tank coatings will have testing data available to back up their durability.
All potable water storage tanks intended for municipal purposes must meet the ANSI/NSF Standard 61. Tanks that have this certification have had an extraction test of the coating after it has been applied and has cured according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Harsh chemicals and other materials cannot leech out of the coating beyond the maximum allowable level when exposed to air. These certifications are generated based on a minimum tank size. This means larger tanks need to compensate for their size and ensure that the type of coating and application method is sufficient for their individual purposes.
The most important factor when choosing a coating is that it is designed specifically for the type of chemical that is going to be stored in the tank. Wastewater and potable water tanks need to have coatings that are specifically engineered to resist oxidizing and disinfecting chemical agents like ozone and chlorine. In wastewater applications there is the wastewater and wastewater sludge. The coating in these applications needs to be designed to resist the hydrogen sulfide and fatty acids.
Failing to take into account the intended contents affect on your selected storage tank will mean potential safety hazards, corrosion, shorter tank lifespan and higher maintenance cost.
Chemical Storage Tank Coating Safety
Coatings play a critical role in storage tank safety. Each type of coating is application specific. Some types of coatings have the potential to react in an unsafe and even dangerous way if exposed to chemicals that were not part of the design criteria. Because of this fact it is unsafe to reuse tanks for different purposes than their original design parameters. While it is possible to recycle storage tanks a professional maintenance company must evaluate the used tank for the new intended purpose. The coating’s condition and the general condition of the tank will be assessed. In addition the original coating will be judged to see if it will be appropriate for the new purpose. Severe and accelerated corrosion is possible if the wrong chemical is stored in a used tank. This can lead to coating failure, rapid corrosion, chemical spills, loss or harm to the stored product and even serious personal injury along with a hazard to the environment.