CASE STUDY

Chemical Storage Tank Relining

Client: Tradebe Fawley

Industry: Petrochemical

Scope: Chemical Storage Tank Relining

Date: September 2014

Location: UK

Products: RS 500P & RA 500M

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OVERVIEW

A chemical storage tank at a waste handling facility was showing serious corrosion damage and was in urgent need of relining. The coating system required had to be able to handle various chemicals with a pH range from 4 – 10.

CHALLENGE

Finding a coating system capable of handling multiple chemicals at varying pH levels. Grit blasting was not permissible.

SOLUTION

The corroded areas were UHP blasted, thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. The sound surfaces were high pressure washed. Upon completion of the surface preparation, one primer coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P was applied. This was followed by one topcoat of solvent-free, wet tolerant, glassflake epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M.

OUTCOME

The work was completed to the complete satisfaction of all concerned. The Chemco system has excellent adhesion to UHP blasted surfaces and will provide the chemical storage tank with long term corrosion protection.

BENEFITS

• Solvent-free
• No grit blasting
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution
• Reduced cost of plant and equipment
• No humidity or dew point restrictions

unevenly rusted chemical tank wall and flooring

Before Application

circular chemical storage tank painted in white/grey with red ladder

Completed Application

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