Why Treat Your Tanks?
Water, saltwater, sunlight, wind and fluctuating temperatures all combine to promote corrosion and oxidation, and can even weaken the structural integrity of the outer walls and supports of your tanks. Since industrial tanks are freestanding structures, they are highly susceptible to damage from the elements.
Industrial tank painting combats these hostile environmental conditions. Exterior tank coatings offer the necessary protection to extend the service life of your equipment and will save you thousands of maintenance costs down the line.
What Exterior Tank Coatings are Available?
Epoxy is an excellent choice for exterior tank coatings. This durable, two-part coating forms a tough corrosion protection film with superior adhesion and is also resistant to heat and chemicals. However, working with epoxy coatings can be challenging as the mixture requires precise measurement and timing. When epoxy resins are improperly prepared, their protective capability is greatly diminished.
Elastomeric is another commonly used coating for tank exteriors because it provides a protective, flexible barrier between the tank’s exterior and environmental damage. Additionally, rust-inhibiting primers, DTM and UV protective polyurethane topcoats are just some of the other specialty coatings available for tank exteriors.
No matter which tank coating you prefer, proper preparation and application are required for the exterior tank coatings to perform their best. That’s why you need a tank painting company you can rely on.