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Basic Dehumidifier Sizing to Control Conditions for Painting Tank Interiors

            Surface preparation and painting the interior of tank structures is sometimes viewed as one of the more easily completed industrial painting endeavors.  While it is true that for most tank interiors, the structure itself comprises the containment, there are no logistics involved with traffic restrictions or other trades working in the same areas, and …

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pipe coatings

Interior Pipe Coatings for Transporting Potable Water – Types and Considerations

Introduction Throughout most the world in developed countries, the public relies on access to a safe drinking water supply; something we frequently take for granted until it is compromised. Potable water frequently traverses through steel pipe to deliver it both safely and economically. However, because water in contact with steel will cause it to corrode, …

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Coating Performance

What You See Isn’t Always What You Get: The Problem with Aesthetics

As a group, coating professionals who deal mainly with industrial coatings generally focus on coating performance — the majority of concern being focusing on a coating’s ability to protect the substrate from the environment — and in the case of tank linings, to protect the tank contents from the substrate. Although these are certainly important …

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propane tank

The Case of the Compromised Propane Tank Coating

The exterior coating system on six propane tanks was delaminating after only one year of being stored under cover in Mexico. Could the system be repaired? Or was it a total loss? A gas transmission company had all six of the propane tanks fabricated and coated in Mexico for a U.S. facility. The specified surface …

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Installation Woes of a Lining in a Demineralized Water Storage Tank

This month’s case from the F-Files concerns the application of a high performance liner in a steel demineralized water storage tank, or a demin tank.  Demineralized (purified) water can be particularly aggressive in service when even minute traces of soluble salt contamination are present on a coated substrate.  Therefore is not uncommon to see soluble …

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Ask A Consultant Q&A: Exterior Coatings for Above Ground Concrete Tanks?

Question:  What type of coating system is most common for the exterior of an above ground concrete tanks (pre-stressed)? Answer:    Many of the same coating systems that are used on steel water storage tanks are also used on concrete tanks with the exception that zinc rich primers are not applied.   For example, a common concrete …

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