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concrete strengthening and protection with frp tank linings

Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials in existence, and it is one of the most widely used of all construction materials, especially in applications such as concrete water tanks. However, the one drawback to using concrete might be that it is subject to degradation and cracking, and there are many forces which can contribute to that cracking. Read more »

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Insulated Storage Tank Linings Need Regular Inspection and Maintenance

API 653 standards for insulated tank repairs and inspections have been in place since the 1990s after storage tank failures may have contributed to environmental damage. These standards have made many storage tanks and tank linings safer and more efficient, but keeping up with API 653 standards can make repairs and inspections much more expensive. There is obviously a good reason for these standards, and ignoring them to save time and money is far more disastrous. If you have a facility that relies on insulated storage tanks, here are some of the best practices if you want to keep them in good condition and up to the proper standards. Read more »

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It’s very important that storage tanks used in the petrochemical industry maintain structural soundness, both for the sake of public safety, and for environmental safety. The most common material used to build storage tanks is steel, primarily because of its tremendous strength, but that strength does not make it impervious to the damaging effects of corrosion. For that reason, it’s necessary for tank linings to be given protective coatings to help avoid corrosion. Read more »

water tank and concrete strengthening with frp

FRP, which stands for fiber-reinforced polymer systems, are lightweight and strong reinforcements. To create an FRP, it is necessary to blend a polymer material with e-glass fibers or a type of combining carbon. The most typical industries to use FRP to date include aerospace, automotive, and civil. That is because these industries rely on a higher than normal strength-to-weight rigidity and ratios. Read more »

Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting

Step 1: Abrasive Blasting

  • Our engineering staff will select the appropriate abrasive
  • We have a truck mounted sandblast system that will take care of all your mobile sand blasting and abrasive blasting needs. We have specialty, thick hoses that can reach up to 200 feet and give 90 psi level pressures at the blast nozzle.

Step 2: Spent Sand Disposal

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  • Spent Sand Disposal
    • We then handle all of the disposal off site per CA regulations including taking samples of the spent sand for laboratory analysis and treatment if needed before disposal as non-RCRA or other waste designation .
  • We have powerful vacuum suction equipment such as DitchWitchFX 60 for vacuuming and disposing the spent sand.

Step 3: High Pressure Hot Detergent Wash

We have top of the line Hotsybrand hot water / detergent / high pressure wash equipment to clean the surfaces. This gives us powerful hot water washes that combined w/ industrial-grade detergents from AkzoNobel clean up the surfaces to ASTM standards.

Contact Us for Mobile Sandblasting and Abrasive Blasting Services

Picon Sandblasting Services can help you with your on-site mobile sandblasting needs.

waterproofing tank coatings to prevent water tank repairs

There are many factors to consider when choosing a steel  tank for your facility. You need to think about the volume of the tank, what exactly is going to be stored, and whether you can plan coatings or waterproofing to stave off tank leak repair needs. One factor that sometimes gets overlooked by those not in the know is how to waterproof tanks and prevent corrosion. Waterproofing a tank usually involves adding a protective coating to the inside of the tank. Since there isn’t one coating that will protect your tank from absolutely everything, you need to decide what kind of coating you will need. Read more »

concrete strengthening and protection with frp tank linings

Concrete Strengthening and Protection via FRP Lining and Waterproofing Coatings

Concrete is a wonderful building material, especially for water tanks. It is cost effective, relatively durable, and versatile. However, even concrete wears out over time. This article looks at what causes concrete to degrade, how to prevent that degradation from occurring in water tanks, and other considerations to keep in mind about water tank maintenance and concrete strengthening for water tanks. Read more »

tank repairs and linings in confined spacesOn-site storage tank repairs can be tricky under the best of circumstances, but they can be particularly difficult when you take confined spaces into account. OSHA has recently put safety rules and regulation regarding confined spaces into effect, but working to repair tank liners or otherwise address important issues from inside a storage tank is still a dangerous prospect. The Chemical Safety Board has stated that there have been over 60 fatalities since 1990 that were caused by fires and explosions from hot work activities in tanks, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has reported 160 fatalities associated with working in confined spaces since 1982. Read more »

water tank repairs water tank linings

Maintenance and firewater tank repairs are much more complicated than many people realize. You need to make sure that your firewater tank will perform properly in case there is a fire, that there are no leaks in your tank liner, and that it remains filled to capacity if it is ever needed. All of this means that you cannot just call any contractor to complete your firewater tank repairs. You need to contact a qualified professional who specializes in water tank repairs and maintenance to take care of this job. Read more »