The Jotun Tank & Bund lining product range includes coatings suitable for the protection of tanks containing all types of chemicals developed to fit a variety of different requirements. Jotun has solutions for any application at a wide temperature range including storage of drinking water, solvents, petrochemical products, crude oils and a variety of other substances.
Common challenges experienced in different industry sectors. The challenges facing tank linings vary greatly between industries from ranges of chemicals stored to variations in temperature. However, what remain constant are time and accessibility. As tanks are a source of revenue, it is not desirable to take them out of service for programmed maintenance. A coating system with extended lifetime creates a great economic advantage.
Tank internals present a unique challenge for protective coatings. Not only must the fabric of the tank itself be protected but contamination of the product being stored must be avoided. To meet these requirements, tank lining products must combine exceptional anticorrosive performance with effective chemical resistance.
To ensure compatibility between the tank lining and the product stored, it is essential that the chemical resistance list is consulted prior to specification. Bunds and other forms of secondary containment are used as a second line of defence against hazards and spills. Sand or soil may be used where tanks are built below ground level. For above ground tanks, bunds usually constructed from concrete or brick, make containment of spills and disposal of contaminated material easier. Concrete and brick bunds will require a protective coating and a vinyl ester with glass flakes makes a stable lining in this type of a tank-in-tank situation.
The 3 key areas are:
- Tank Internals
- Bunds & Containment
- Spillage Areas
A number of special products are also available such as conductive coatings and chemically resistant holding primer, compatible with the toughest lining systems.