By Sauereisen, Inc.
When Marsden Point Oil Refinery in New Zealand needed to reline 3 steel crude oil storage tanks, the engineers began a search for a lining with the necessary properties to provide a long-term solution. A life cycle cost analysis was taken into account, including application cost savings against other products under consideration, including the two coatings previously applied. An analysis of the two failed coatings applied previously showed that a high permeance of the coatings and the presence of pinholes in the coating were the primary cause of the failures. Both were approximately 65% solids by volume bisphenol A epoxies which had been applied in three coats to a total film thickness of 15 to 16 mils.
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