The nature of corrosion – what it does and how if affects material surfaces – is well-understood in the industry. Its effect to containment tanks, in particular, has been noted, observed and written about many times because of the risks involved in the event of structural failure. And when the subject of storage tank corrosion comes up, the topic of tank linings or tank coatings is also discussed.

Because of the great risks involved when tanks fall victim to corrosion, effective anti-corrosion tank coatings combined with the proper way to apply it are some of the most important factors to consider in the fight against corrosion. But these factors can only be effective when entrusted to the hands of tank lining experts.

What are the things to look for in hiring a tank coatings contractor for the job? A long history of quality work experience is definitely one of the crucial factors to consider. A review of the contractor’s portfolio will yield valuable information such as the quality of coatings that the contractor often use, the coating processes they practice, their quality control procedures, and any third-party accreditation they have earned.

The choice of skilled manpower to implement an anti-corrosion tank coatings system is perhaps the most important choice that any facility manager can make. In the hands of a high-trained tank coatings specialist, the identification of coatings product to use and the correct way to use it is guaranteed.

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