Cleaning and coating services for ethanol plants.
Painters USA has extensive ethanol industry experience in keeping storage tanks well-maintained and protected.
With headquarters in Illinois, Painters USA is in the heart of the ethanol production industry. (According to the US Energy Information Administration, six Midwest states—including Illinois—account for over 70% of ethanol production in the country.) But location and our ability to service remote, multiple locations is only one advantage we deliver to ethanol producers; our true value encompasses much more.
Tank and silo maintenance is a mainstay of our industrial cleaning and coating services, and that includes storage tanks and other structures for ethanol facilities. Painters USA understands the maintenance needs of the ethanol industry, and we have decades of experience to help you maximize the useful working life of your ethanol processing and storage structures.
Plus our safety-first priority on every project means you won't have to worry about possible delays or other risks.
Protecting ethanol facilities from forces working against them
Painters USA is well-versed in dealing with the destructive forces bearing down on ethanol production and storage facilities:
- Rusting, which causes premature coating failure and creates entry points for moisture to penetrate.
- Rapid mildew growth on storage tank exteriors.
- Operational wear and tear.
- Environmental and weather conditions.
These factors compromise the integrity of your stored ethanol and if ignored or postponed, can lead to the need for more comprehensive and costly repairs. The damage can actually reach right into the structure of your facility’s concrete.
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Getting it right the first time for lasting results
Ethanol producers do not have the time and money to fix poor or failing coatings, or to have the work redone much sooner than expected because of durability and performance issues. Painters USA gets it right the first time for the most protective, long-lasting results.
- Proper surface preparation for both metal and concrete including thorough cleaning to create a stable surface for proper sealing and priming.
- Applying the number of layers at the mil thickness recommended by the coating manufacturer to keep unavoidable, microscopic pinholes that develop during the drying / curing process from providing a channel for moisture to penetrate.
It also is essential that the correct products from leading manufacturers like Sherwin Williams and PPG are used for your specific situation. As an example, for ethanol storage tanks we may use a urethane system with an inorganic chemical structure that contains nothing for mildew to feed on. Even after years have gone by, mildew is a non-issue compared to other coatings that are blackened by mildew within months.
We have certified confined space crews to help with those bin interiors, etc. that need to be cleaned & coated.
Your multi-million dollar investments can be protected with our proven rust control systems.
Our NACE certified coatings inspectors utilize sandblasting to achieve the proper profile on the substrate, maximizing coating adhesion.
This service can be used for just cleaning your surfaces or as the first step in our painting process.
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Protect storage tanks, silos, and bins from the elements and safeguard normal operations with proper maintenance and coating services.
Our safety culture delivers big benefits
Safe workplaces make for a happier, more productive workforce. They reduce legal risks and insurance costs. They assure families that their loved ones will return home from work every day. They give you one less thing to worry about.
Painters USA's commitment to the ethanol industry
At Painters USA, we believe in doing our work properly for the most effective, endurable results. From time invested in surface preparation to the benefit of our product knowledge, we are a valuable partner to help you maintain and improve your ethanol facilities. You can find us at FEW (Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo) as we continue to network and learn as much as we can.
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