CASE STUDY

Chemical Tank Refurbishment

Client: Tanker Chartering Company

Industry: Marine

Scope: Chemical Tank Refurbishment

Date: April 2016

Location: Poland

Products: RB 300

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OVERVIEW

The original coating located in the chemical cargo tanks on-board the chemical tanker had failed.

As a result, the tanks were suffering from severe corrosion damage and had to be refurbished.

CHALLENGE

The existing failed coating had to be completely removed.

Traditional phenolic epoxies would not have the necessary chemical and temperature resistance required to handle this vessel’s cargo; therefore the new coating system had to provide full pH coverage.

SOLUTION

The cargo tanks were grit blasted to Sa 2½ standard.

This was followed by one stripe coat and two full coats of RB 300.

To complete the coating system, one topcoat of RB 300TC was applied.

OUTCOME

The Chemco system ensures that all tanks will have long term protection against high temperatures and chemicals covering the full pH range.

This fast curing system also allows for efficient application and quick return-to-service.

All the chemical cargo tanks were completed to class standard and certified accordingly.

BENEFITS

• Exceptional chemical and high temperature resistance
• Significantly reduced downtime
• Full pH protection (1 – 14)
• Fast curing; allows quicker over-coating and quick back-in-service times

blistered chemical tank flooring

Before Surface Preparation

chemical tanker walls, pipes and floor painted blue

Completed Application

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