Impact Resistance and Other Essential Tank Lining Components

If you are in an industry that regularly stores and transports dangerous or explosive chemicals such as fuel, stopping corrosion, leakage, and damage should be your number one priority. Studies have shown that corrosion of metal storage containers costs businesses a staggering $276 billion a year.

Much of this cost is due to fuels and other chemicals simply leaking and becoming unusable. Another significant source of this cost comes in the form of damages, lawsuits, and destruction of property that can occur when volatile substances leak out into the open. That is why you need to invest in tank linings for all of your storage tanks. Tank linings should be specifically designed with anti-corrosion and impact resistance in mind. Read on to find out more. 

1. Impact Resistance and More: What To Look for In a Tank Liner

When choosing a tank liner, it is important to consider a few key factors beforehand. Chief among these is what your storage needs are. For example, fuel storage tanks will require a different type of liner than, say, a tank that is used to store hydrochloric acid. With that in mind, here are some of the key considerations to keep in mind when choosing a liner for storage tanks: 

Impact Resistance

If you are regularly transporting hazardous chemicals and fuels, your storage tanks are going to be taking a beating no matter how careful you are. In addition, accidents happen. The last thing you want is for a petroleum tanker traffic accident to turn into a catastrophic explosion. That is why you need to ensure that any tank liner that you choose has been specifically designed with impact resistance in mind and will be able to absorb any impact without causing damage to the tank and its contents.

Impermeability

This one might seem obvious, but it bears repeating. Whether choosing a concrete, epoxy, or chromium tank liner, it absolutely needs to be impermeable. There can be no gaps and the tank lining should be 100% airtight with no chance of the chemical being able to erode the seal. 

Durability

Finally, it is important that your tank liner is chosen with durability in mind. Tank storage repair can be a costly endeavor. That is why you should also choose a tank liner that will last for years without degrading or breaking down. 

2. Different Types of Tank Coatings 

There are several different types of tank coatings that you can use. Such as: 

Polyurethanes

Cheap to install and easy to produce, polyurethanes are one of the most commonly used tank coatings around. They are mostly designed for use in extreme environments and for the storage of highly corrosive chemicals such as industrial acids.

Concrete

Concrete has been used as a storage tank liner for many decades. While there are better substances available, concrete will do the job if you are storing less volatile chemicals such as water or kerosene.

Epoxy Liners

Epoxy liners are highly versatile substances that can be tweaked to meet your storage needs. They offer excellent chemical resistance, tolerance to extremely high temperatures, and massive versatility. Epoxy can meet virtually any user need.

Invest in Quality Tank Lining Today 

If you need quality tank lining that offers total impact resistance, lasting durability, and the peace of mind you deserve, you have come to the right place. To find out more about the innovative tank liner solutions we can offer, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team today. 

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