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tank leak repair

Storage tanks are used in a number of industries, and while they are durable enough to last for years, they are still subject to corrosion and will need to be repaired at some point. This can seem daunting for some businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on the kinds of storage tanks you have, you might have several options available when it comes to tank leak repair. Read more »

FRP Tank Linings Inspection Report

Tank Name/Contents- Sodium Hypochlorite FRP Tank Linings

Table of Contents

1 Definitions 3

2 Scope and methods 3

3 Summary of Issues & Recommendations 4

4 Barcol Hardness Measurements (ASTM D 2583) 11

5 Appendix A: General Information on FRP 13

6 Appendix B: Conversion Curves for Barcol Values 18

7 Appendix C: Drawings, Name Plate, Labels 19

8 Appendix D: Additional Pictures from the inspection 21

9 Appendix E: Repair Methods to reline FRP Tank surfaces (i.e. replace 100 mil thick corrosion barrier) – a brief outline 23

10 Appendix F: Detailed Repair Procedure to reline FRP Tank surfaces 24

11 Appendix G: Severe Cases of Chemical permeation and resin degradation 27

12 Appendix H: In-place Dome Replacement with Structural MRM layers 31 Read more »

frp rebar, concrete strengthening, frp tank repairs

FRP Tank Repairs, Linings and Now FRP Rebar for Concrete Strengthening

Fiber-reinforced plastics or polymers (FRPs) have many industrial uses. We’ve used it in steel tank repairs, concrete reinforcement of old buildings, and tanker and trailer linings. Steel is especially prone to corrosion, but concrete, too, can fail under harsh conditions such as high salinity or high temperatures. It’s forced the industry to look for other options to maintain infrastructure. Read more »

frp tank liners repairs

Above ground storage tanks are subject to corrosion. The bottoms of these storage tanks are especially vulnerable. Not only do soluble salts and chemicals settle to the bottom of the tank to damage the internal surface, but the external surface can be damaged by salt water, soil and other contaminants. The solution used to be replacing the bottom of the tank, which is expensive and time-consuming. Another option is to make FRP tank liner repairs, coating the tank with a fiberglass reinforced plastic lining (FRP) that is considered a secondary bottom. It’s almost like a tank liner, but it’s sturdy and durable to give you another 10 to 20 years out of your tank. Read more »

Save Time and Extend Storage Tank Life with FRP Wraps

Repairing aging concrete infrastructure requires the striking of a delicate balance: The repairs need to be done in a reliable fashion, yet if they become too expensive, they can wreck the budget of an industrial or municipal project. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites can help strike that balance, delivering successful results at an affordable rate. Read more »

water tank repairs water tank linings

Fiberglass Repairs Provide an Alternative to Costly Steel Replacement and Repairs

A revolution is coming in the world of infrastructure installation, repairs, and maintenance, according to Michael Legault of CompositesWorld. It’s being driven largely by the advent of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and the repairs that material makes possible. FRP repairs provide a cost-effective and productive way to heal damaged infrastructure, thus avoiding the need for costly, time-consuming replacements. FRP tanks can also serve as an excellent alternative to steel and concrete in some applications. Read more »

bay area sandblasting service

Storage tanks are an important feature of virtually every production and manufacturing facility around the country. They are used to store such things as petroleum products, various chemicals, acids, water, and waste matter. Many storage tanks are built from metal, but some are made of fiberglass. No matter the construction, no tank will last forever. A tank may experience the natural effects of corrosion, a failure in the tank structure, or the tank coating or may need to be repurposed for some other tank contents, requiring a change of lining. When tank rehabilitation is called for, sandblasting may be required in the restoration process. Then, it is time to call in an expert sandblasting Bay Area company. Read more »

frp tank refurbish california

Storage tanks are used in many industries including chemical processing, oil and gas refining, aquaculture, food processing, agriculture, waste-water treatment, power generation, pulp and paper, steel production, concrete production, and others. Storage tanks are expensive and any organization that uses them must be concerned about corrosion and leaks, cost of repairs, potential penalties for leaks as well as protecting the environment. Read more »

sandblasting bay area coatings

Coatings help tanks and other structures remain in service by warding off corrosion and additional types of damage. However, before a coating can be applied, abrasive blasting—commonly in the form of sandblasting—needs to take place in order to create a surface prime for coating. This post takes a look at what goes into abrasive blasting and why this service requires a professional crew. Read more »

water tank repairs, water tank linings, tank rehabilitation california

Bay Area Tank Inspection and Protective Coating Considerations

To function at their best and remain in service for a long period of time, water tanks require regular maintenance and protection measures. This post takes a look at the factors that can damage water tanks as well as the concrete strengthening techniques available to stop or slow that damage. Read more »