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Protective Coatings and Storage Tanks: What You Need to Know

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Storage tanks come in all shapes and sizes. By the same token, they are used for a variety of purposes. Whatever their intention, one thing is certain. Protective coatings work to keep the inner product contained – and also field off all types of possible deterrents.

It’s not enough to say that there are all types of storage tanks. When we talk about water storage tanks, it goes without saying that we don’t mean simple plastic gallon containers. Instead, we are referring to large capacity water towers that hold in excess of several hundred gallons of water. The reason the structures are elevated has everything to do with water pressure.

No doubt there are a number of concerns when it comes to water storage tanks at high levels. For one, there are the obvious exposure considerations. Harsh weather can easily lead to corrosion and rust. Portable water is extremely important in emergency situations. Therefore, it’s critical to maintain the integrity of water towers.

Protective coatings of polyurea base are a recognized industry solution. When properly applied to both the inner and outer surface, they improve longevity and save headaches. Polyurea coatings act as a sealant and guard against leaks. In some communities, water towers are marked to identify them. Therefore, they are a source of pride. Protective coatings on the outside contribute to the overall look of the structure.

Other Types of Storage Tanks

Meanwhile, there are other types of storage tanks that benefit from the application of polyurea coatings. Take wastewater and water treatment plants. In these cases, corrosion is absolutely one of the largest concerns. However, the potential for spillovers is a reality – that could create an environmental mess.

Some tanks are used to store fuel and chemical substances.  Ordinary paint will not stand up to chemical exposure – however, polyurea will do so. It is not only chemically resistant, but also waterproof. Polyurea spells out protection as no other coating can.

Commercial tanks of all kinds are subject to abrasion. This decreases their lifespan and can make them unattractive. With protective coatings, you create assurances that the liquids and other materials are safe and secure. Additionally, the application allows you to get into hard to reach areas – that seem unapproachable. Think impermeable when you think protective coatings.

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Marvel Coatings is a leading expert in the world of protective coatings. Let us explain the process to you and how you can protect assets that matter. Contact us to discuss your needs. We’ll be happy to provide you with specifications and application protocol.