Unique Multiple Offshore Tanks Coating Solution
The ballast, diesel fuel and potable water tanks on an offshore platform required a full refurbishment after the existing coating systems had failed.
The ballast tanks had previously been coated in Eureka (soft coating). The Eureka had to be completely removed before the new coating system could be applied. The new coating system also had to be NSF Certified for potable water applications.
The Eureka coating was scraped off before the surface of the ballast tanks were prepared. All of the tanks were grit blasted to Sa 1 standard and then HP fresh water washed.
One stripe coat and one primer coat of solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant epoxy Epo-chem™ RS 500P was applied, followed by one topcoat of solvent-free, wet tolerant, glassflake epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M.
The project was successfully completed on time, with no delays. The same multi-purpose solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant coating system was utilized for all the tanks, resulting in less coating wastage and making the application easier for the contractors as they only had to use one coating system for all tank-work.
Using this system also ensured that the H&S and fire hazards were significantly reduced. The system utilized is also NSF Certified and FDA Approved for potable water applications.
The following benefits can also be achieved by utilizing this revolutionary system:
- Solvent-free (odorless) coating system
- Wet & rust tolerant properties
- One coating system for all tank-work
- No humidity or dew point restrictions
- No over-coating limitation
- Reduced H&S and Fire Precautions
- Any surface preparation method can be utilized – abrasive blasting, water jetting or mechanical
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