Continued: 5 Tips to Choosing a Tank Lining Contractor

The previous blog discussed the challenges normally involved in tank lining projects, owing to the nature of containment tanks that are a complex combination of design, size, location, and function. For repair and maintenance of storage tanks, only highly-qualified painting contractors can ensure the success of tank lining projects. Facility managers are advised to shun from choosing contractors based on cost, avoiding low-bidding yet potentially-unqualified painting contractors. What is important is the experience of the painting contractors, backed by client testimonials, and their capability to deliver quality to the specific tank lining project.

Below is another tip to consider in hiring a tank lining contractor:

3. Evaluate the process and methodology used by the contractor

Based on previous projects, examine the painting contractorstank lining job practices. It is important to be aware of the methodologies and best practices that the contractor commonly use and what will be applied in this particular project. The methodologies of the painting contractors equate to their core strength and competency to deliver good performance.

Contractor’s competencies can be derived from their choice of tank lining products and materials, their familiarity and experience in the particular design and specification of the tank, and their standard operating procedures and processes. Painting contractors with the most efficient and effective surface preparation, coating application and post-project methodologies can guarantee the success of the tank lining project. If possible, a site visit to the contractor’s facilities will help assess their capabilities further.

The safety procedures and standards used by painting contractors is another important factor essential to a successful tank lining project, and will be discussed in the next blog.

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