How to prevent losing critical heat in storage tanks

September 29, 2011

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To prevent losing critical heat in storage tanks, there is a need to setup a good insulator.

The tank walls offer some insulation, which depends on the toughness of the protective coatings installed in the tank surface. In some cases, thermal blankets or a heat containment system should be setup in the duration of the tank coating activity.

Heat can also be forcibly added to maintain ambient temperature and compensate for heat loss. This often requires heating the tank, accruing fuel and heating costs.

Successful Winter Tank Painting

Cold-weather painting requires relevant changes in the way protective coatings contractors work, but following the checklist or guideline below can make tank painting application easier to implement:

1. A clear painting implementation plan

2. A detailed cold-weather protective coatings product specifications

3. A comprehensive list of equipment to be used, from dehumidifiers, heating and containment systems

4. Manpower requirements

5. Fuel and other resource costs

6. Work schedule taking into account disruptive weather patterns

7. A contingency plan when delaying events arise, like inclement weather, equipment repairs, longer curing time, and emergency cases, among others.

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