What Is Tank Coating?

Corrosion is more than just an unsightly nuisance. It can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage, downtime, and maintenance. When corrosion happens to things like water tanks and propane tanks, corrosion can create serious safety hazards. 

Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, or any other type of industry where tanks are critical for the job, you need to go the extra step to protect your tanks from corrosion. 

The best way to do this is through tank coating. 

Here is a brief guide on tank coating and exactly why it is necessary to use it for your tanks. 

What is Tank Coating?

Tank coating is lining the inside of the tank with a non-corrosive material to protect both the tank and whatever the tank is storing. Tank coating and liners form an impenetrable surface between the tank material and the liquid inside. 

There are many different types of coatings available. You can get spray-on tank coatings, epoxy coatings, polypropylene, and much more. 

Tank coating helps to reduce maintenance needs for tanks. It also preserves the life up the tank up to 20 years. 

Is Tank Coating Safe?

Yes, tank coating is completely safe. But not all tank coating is made equal. The type of tank coating or lining you need depends on the type of tank you have. 

If you have a water tank, you want to get a coating that won’t leach harmful chemicals into the drinking water. A solvent-free epoxy coating can be your best bet. 

You want to trust your tank coating to experienced professionals. Incorrectly applied coating and liners can cause corrosion on a small scale. But even the smallest bit of corrosion can spread and cause damage to the whole tank. 

What Can Happen If You Do Not Coat or Line Tanks?

You may be wondering if tank coating is all that necessary. After all, you may just use your tank to store things in. Your tank might not hold liquids or gas, so it doesn’t seem like it matters if it corrodes, as nothing will get contaminated. 

However, even if you are not housing liquids in your tanks, it is critical you get your storage tank coated or lined. A corroding tank will break down faster, could leach into the groundwater, or become a storage hazard. 

Reach out Today to Protect Your Tanks

Tank coating is instrumental to the safety and longevity of your tank the liquids, gases, or items the tank is storing. Trust your tank coating needs with an experienced team of professionals. 

Here at RAK Industrial Services, we provide all types of tank coating and linings for a variety of tanks. Whether you need a coating for a septic tank or a water tank, we have you covered. 

If you live in the Ohio area, call or email us today for a free evaluation to learn more about how we can help you coat and line your tanks. 

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