Chemco Complete Multiple Tank Repair Project

Chemco’s well-established reputation in the marine tank refurbishment market continued to grow in 2019, with the successful completion of many significant projects for all types of seagoing vessels.

In one such project, Chemco was tasked with the repair of multiple tanks onboard one of the world’s largest cruise ships. The scope of the project included alkali, effluent, residence and process tanks which were suffering from corrosion and breakdown of the previous paint system(s).

Chemco was able to provide two innovative coating systems ensuring coverage for the varying internal conditions of each tank; ranging from low temperatures and low chemical exposure, to high temperatures and high chemical exposure.

These specialist systems removed the requirement for grit blasting during surface preparation, instead accepting preparing to St 3 using mechanical tools.

System 1:

A unique solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant system suitable for use in alkali and effluent tanks.

System 2:

A highly chemically resistant coating suitable for high temperatures environments such as residence and process tanks.

The distinct set of benefits afforded by each system ensured all tanks were prepared, coated and successfully returned to service within the agreed scope and timescale of the project.

To find out more about Chemco’s offering for the marine market, please contact [email protected]

System 1: RS 500P & RA 500M System 2: RB 300
Solvent-free 100% Solid
Wet and rust tolerant Full pH protection (1-14)
Any surface preparation method can be used Any surface preparation method can be used
No recoating limitations Excellent chemical resistance
Application in any environmental condition (no humidity or dew point restriction) Excellent resistance to high temperature
No extensive dehumidification or ventilation requirements Provides a tough, impermeable barrier between the coating and the substrate
Other work (including hot work) can continue nearby without disruption Suitable for application in high temperatures
Easy to apply by brush, roller or spray Fast curing (touch dry in 2-4 hours)
Reduced H&S concerns and Fire Hazard Low maintenance and ease of repair
Quick back-in-service times Quick back-in-service times
grey and red tank internals with two large holes

Alkali Tank After Surface Preparation

grey and red tank internals with two large holes

Alkali Tank After Surface Preparation

red and grey tank internals

Effluent Tank After Surface Preparation

grey coated tank internals

Effluent Tank Completed Application

tank internals with markings

Residence Tank After Surface Preparation

Residence Tank Completed Application

Process Tank Completed Application

Process Tank After Surface Preparation


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