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commercial fire water tank leak repair

One prime advantage of above ground water storage tanks is that they can be easily inspected and maintained. Many tank owners aren’t proactive though, which can lead to thousands of dollars in damages when the tank does need repairs or replacement. Learn more about what causes tank damage and how to prevent problems. A commercial fire water tank liner is an investment in your tank. Read more »

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Commercial Coatings and Linings Prevent Early Tank Degradation

Fluid storage tanks are a crucial part of any industry and are used to hold anything from water to organic waste. Unfortunately, these tanks are in a constant state of deterioration thanks to corrosion. Even “simple” materials such as water will naturally corrode a metal tank over time, which will lead to problems such as leaking tanks, collapsing tank walls, and cross-contamination if tanks are used for more than one purpose. Many of these problems are inevitable results of using any storage tank for a long period of time, but many of them can also be mitigated by commercial coatings and tank liners. You will still need to invest in a tank leak repair service, but the right coatings and liners can extend the life of your storage tanks greatly. Here are just a few things to consider when it comes to using commercial coatings in your storage tanks. Read more »

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As a local Bay Area business that relies on commercial water tanks, you need your tanks to remain in service for many years, resisting corrosion. Abrasive blasting for surface prep, prior to applying protective coating, makes long-term tank performance possible. By far, the best way to provide long-lasting corrosion resistance is through properly applied tank coatings, which create a protective surface for your stainless steel holding tanks. Read more »

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Fire Water Tank Sizing for Fire Suppression

An adequate public water supply necessary for fire suppression is not always available, and in such cases a firewater tank can be used to aid in the suppression of fires which break out in either a residential or commercial setting. The tank sizing for such a firewater tank is important, because if it cannot meet the needs of fire suppression, the fire will not be contained, and it is likely that one or more buildings will be severely damaged as a result. Commercial firewater tanks in the Bay Area, as in other sections of the country, are generally sized according to a specific calculation which ensures there is sufficient water and water pressure to do the job. Read more »

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Types of Commercial Firewater Tanks in the Bay Area

Industries, construction sites, hospitals, and other commercial properties are vulnerable to fires unless the proper steps are taken to ensure safety. For this reason, businesses are increasingly looking into the installation of firewater storage tanks in the Bay Area not only as necessary precautions, but also to comply with government regulations. Here are some of the benefits of installing firewater storage tanks and a look at the types of tanks available for commercial properties. Read more »

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One Rincon Hill, San Francisco Firewater Tank Dual Purpose Design

There is a unique feature of the building at One Rincon Hill in the city of San Francisco, which is its Bay Area firewater tank, situated atop the high-rise building. Although it’s not the largest building in that city, One Rincon is definitely the tallest building outside the main business district, and it can easily be seen against the skyline, with its rounded cylindrical top. This building stands nearly 700 feet above San Francisco Bay, and it contains a feature that makes this high-rise tower very unique, the water tank which holds 50,000 gallons. Read more »

water tank repair, tank linings, sandblasting bay area

A reliable, durable and long-lasting tank coating relies upon expert prep work. Whether your liquid storage tank linings are installed in the field after purchase, or needs a new lining prior to re-purposing the tank, careful preparation is key to protect your equipment investment. The old coating (and/or any initial corrosion) must be removed thoroughly and completely to Near White Cleanliness or White Metal Blast level, to provide a proper surface for the application of new tank linings. With proper interior and exterior tank coatings, plus timely water tank repair and maintenance from your experienced coatings contractor in the Bay Area, your storage tanks (and corrosion resistant tank linings) will provide many years of reliable service for your business. Read more »

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What Makes FRP a Good Choice for Concrete Strengthening

Individually, carbon fibers are five times stronger than steel, and when those carbon fibers are impregnated with an epoxy resin, it forms a composite which makes anything it sticks to, considerably stronger. This obviously has some tremendous commercial applications, including tank leak repairs, concrete strengthening, water tank repairs in the Bay Area, and a great many construction applications. Anything in need of a low-weight, high-strength material to reinforce its natural qualities would benefit from having the CFRP composite applied to it. Here are some of the benefits of using CFRP for commercial purposes. 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 »