The Need to Paint Storage Tanks

August 16, 2010

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Storage tanks are sturdy structures when they have been built properly and to specifications. They can operate for a long time with no problems. The same is true with the tank’s coatings. They can last for a long time if they have been applied properly using high-performance and quality coating products. But time, the elements and daily operations can also cause the gradual deterioration of the storage tank’s coating system.

Such cases give rise to the necessity to paint storage tanks. Here are some of those cases that make storage tank painting necessary:

1. Repair of protective coatings. When previous coating systems are aging and falling into deterioration from the yearly onslaught of the sun, rain, snow, or wind, it is time to paint storage tanks.

2. Blend with the surroundings. The overall look of the facility may require that storage tanks should blend in with the new color theme. If equipments, buildings and other facility features are harmonized in color, it is time to paint storage tanks to prevent them standing out like the proverbial sore thumb.

3. Mark levels. When markers for liquid level increments are added to the tank for easy measurement, it is time to paint storage tanks.

4. Display of company logo. Storage tanks are dominant structures in the facility. They grab attention with their vantage height and size. Paint storage tanks to place company insignia as a form of advertisement.

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