While floating-roof tanks are widely used as storage for volatile petroleum products they pose their own challenges for maintenance and corrosion protection.
In designs where the concave shape provides a perfect cavity for water to pool, coating projects can often be derailed or tanks must be drained to apply a protective coating. Grit blasting can also pose additional hazards making it near impossible for jobs to be completed while in use adding to the cost of on-going maintenance.
Chemco International’s RL 500PF epoxy primer/finish one-coat system with built in UV protection offers an ideal solution for coating floating roof tanks while in-service. Water-jetting surface preparation reduces spark and explosion risks and speeds the installation since the coating can be applied directly on wet surfaces. There are no dew point or humidity restrictions making for virtually no down time during application.