No matter what your tanks hold, water or chemicals, one thing is certain. Over time, those tanks are going to need to be repaired or replaced. Fortunately, tank repairs can keep your tanks working effectively for many more years. If you’re considering tank linings, here’s what to know about maintenance to avoid more costly repairs.
How Long Will Your Tank Linings Last?
Generally speaking, tank linings can last 10 to 20 years, when installed correctly. FRP tank linings can help your tanks last longer and reduce external corrosion. An annual inspection of your equipment can help you stay on top of any repairs that are needed to maintain lifespan. Relining a water tank is a great option to keep your operations moving ahead, but you can’t expect your relines to last forever either.
What Factors Affect How Long Your Tank Liners Last?
Tank linings fail for many reasons. The climate can make your tank liners deteriorate quicker. Tank linings are designed to handle specific liquids. If you refill your tank with a different product than the one specified, your tank liner will not last. Fixture damage can damage your tank linings, as can corrosion and rust. Changes in pressure and temperature within the tank will reduce their lifespan.
When Do You Need to Reline Tank Liners?
You should make water tank repairs when you see signs of leaks, corrosion, or algae. It’s easier to monitor above-ground tanks, but you can monitor underground tanks by checking flow or differences in volute. Our professionals can help you make sure that your tanks are doing their job through regular inspections.
Benefits of Tank Linings
Tank repairs are cost-effective ways to keep your operations flowing. Instead of shutting down for weeks while you replace a tank, tank relines can often be completed in a few days. First, the assessment and inspection takes place, so we can determine the best course of action. The actual tank relining doesn’t take very long. Tank liners protect against corrosion, which can reduce your long-term maintenance costs. Lining a tank enhances the surface structure internally. They’re easy to clean and maintain.