CASE STUDY

Oil Tank Externals Refurbishment

Client: Talisman Energy (UK)

Industry: Offshore

Scope: Oil Tank Externals Refurbishment

Date: September 2007

Location: UK

Products: RL 500PF & RN 500TC

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OVERVIEW

The large oil tank required to be blasted and coated externally and have a minimum life expectancy of 16 years.

CHALLENGE

Working without any protection from the elements, no grit blasting feasible (no containment possible) in high humidity and possible rain to a limited timescale.

SOLUTION

Chemco offered a unique solution: Water blasting and utilising a wet & rust tolerant system on tank externals with exceptional track records in major petrochemical sites throughout the world. One coat of Epo-chem™ RL 500PF wet & rust tolerant epoxy system @ 150µ by airless spray. Coloured topcoat of Fast guard™ RN 500TC water-based epoxy @ 80µ by airless spray.

OUTCOME

The technical benefits offered by these systems ensured that the work was carried out on time, within budget and with no major delays.

BENEFITS

• No delays
• Huge cost savings
• Reduced cost of plant and equipment
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution
• Chemco system will protect the steel substrate in excess of 16 years

large unpainted external oil tank

Before Application

Applying RL 500PF

Completed Application

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