Coating technology for bulk storage containers
By Painters USA Team
— Last updated May 03, 2022
Coating technology has come a long way from the old tar roof coatings that became brittle over time and paints that easily peel and degrade. Today, the skilled coating professionals at Painters USA can work magic to stop pin holes, cracking, peeling, and other degradation that can result in leaks, contamination, and structural vulnerabilities.
For example, elastomeric coatings have elastic properties, which allows them to shrink or expand to accommodate temperature changes, content characteristics, how empty or full your silos and tanks tend to be, and other factors.
Benefits of elastomeric coatings
- About ten times thicker than regular paint, yet flexibility that allows bending without breaking or cracking.
- Airtight, no-gap barrier to protect from water and other corrosive forces.
- UV resistant to protect outside tanks and silos from the glaring sun.
- Can be tinted and the color is well-retained for long-lasting value and appeal.
Elastomeric coatings ensure a long lasting, protective coating for bulk storage containers like tanks and silos.
Typical industrial tank and silo applications
|Bulk liquid storage
||Bulk dry storage
||Sand and gravel
||Wood chips and sawdust
Linings that help protect tank contents
At Painters USA, we know it’s as important to protect the contents as it is to maintain the tank itself. That’s why tank linings require special considerations. Every product or material being stored has its own unique properties and issues that must be considered. Food safety must be addressed for food and agriculture products. Chemicals are highly corrosive to tank linings and also present safety risks like flammability and explosions.
Corrosion control and prevention
Prevention is the best strategy for controlling corrosion, and that includes tank coatings and linings of the proper type and thickness, professionally applied for specific environmental and operational conditions.
Prevention also requires a plan for routine maintenance and upkeep, developed with your schedules and budgets in mind. It’s important to reduce deferrals and delays that can lead to bigger, more costly repairs and fixes.
Facility maintenance services
Yet sometimes preventative measures are not taken. Facility and operational managers must deal with the realities they face:
- Various types of chemical and atmospheric corrosion
- Operational and physical wear and tear
- Limited facility downtime
- Competing priorities for maintenance budgets
With no “one size fits all” solution, Painters USA will identify and recommend solutions based on the tank itself, the contents, the operational setting, downtime and budget constraints, and other considerations.
Protect storage tanks, silos, and bins from the elements and safeguard normal operations with proper maintenance and coating services.
Company logos & slogans on interior walls or exterior silos & tanks are a great way to enhance your message and brand.
We have certified confined space crews to help with those bin interiors, etc. that need to be cleaned & coated.
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