The Importance of Choosing a Quality Tank Liner for Long-Term Performance

Choosing the right lining for your tank to keep it in top shape for as long as possible can be a difficult task. These are the most important things to consider.

1. Know your tank’s properties and prepare accordingly

What material is your tank made of? Is it made of carbon steel? If this is the case, a lining will most likely be required to protect both the tank and its contents. A lining may not be required if the material is stainless steel.

Once you’ve decided to line your tank, proper preparation is essential to ensure proper application. The quality application ensures that the tank lining lasts as long as possible, extending the time between maintenance.

Blasting and cleaning will almost certainly be required, and humidity control is critical for a high-quality finish.

2. What will be stored in the tank?

Will the products be acidic? Or perhaps amine-based liquids? Both of these, as well as non-acidic materials such as crude oil and hydrocarbon-based fuels, can have an impact on the tank lining. It is critical to select a lining that will protect both the contents and the tank; otherwise, there is a high risk of contamination of the stored product.

Jotun’s tank linings have extensive chemical resistance lists that identify a wide range of stored chemicals, as well as storage temperatures and concentrations.

3. What temperatures will the tank have to handle?

Different products require different temperatures for storage. For example, crude oil or palm oil must typically be stored at temperatures of 60oC or higher to ensure that the stored product remains liquid and can be pumped out of the tank. When storing these products in a lined tank, the lining must be able to withstand the stored product at the required temperature.

4. Future-proofing your tank

Over the course of its life, your tank will most likely store a variety of products and chemicals. Consider lining it with a coating that can deal with different products – now and in the future – to help with maintenance and ensure it remains operational.

A lining that can withstand the harshest conditions will allow you to get the most out of your tank. While the initial investment may be higher, not having to re-coat your tanks if your storage needs change may save you a lot of money in the long run. Making an assessment of future production changes will assist you in obtaining the best protection for your needs and getting your tank back up and running as soon as possible.

5. How often will the tank be inspected?

For regular inspections, a lining with a good finish that is easy to clean and can withstand tasks like degassing for crude oil tanks is recommended. Where regular inspections are not required, your lining must provide the necessary level of protection to give you the confidence that it does not need to be checked on a regular basis.

6. How quickly can the tank be returned to service?

This is an important factor for maintenance managers to consider. Time is money, and your tank must be operational as soon as possible following any shutdown, whether planned or unplanned. Even if you have spare tanks in your facility, you will have less flexibility and may have to operate at a lower capacity than necessary.

Choosing the best tank lining is a difficult and time-consuming task. Choosing a coating provider who can help you before, during, and after the job is also important. You can be confident that you will receive the highest levels of support from us at every stage of your project due to our rigorous product testing, experience in tank linings, and a long list of satisfied customers.

We offer tried and tested services in Crockett, Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, Lovelady, Ratcliff, HOUSTON, TEXAS. 

We also offer tried and tested services in Longbeach, and cities, towns, suburbs, localities, and places close to Long Beach such as Lakewood, Rossmoor, Lincoln Village, Seal Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Bellflower, Carson, La Palma, Paramount, Cerritos, East Compton, West Carson, Compton, Norwalk, Stanton, Westminster, Lomita, Downey, Lynwood, Rolling Hills Estates, Cudahy, CALIFORNIA.

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