The Tasman Tank Company , Australasia’s leading liquid storage tank company, is concerned to hear of a number of steel panel storage tanks failing from being coated using older types of ‘wet paint’ epoxies, which do not live up to the optimum performance standards available from modern fusion bonded surfaces.
“Coating of steel panel storage tanks should not fail in this day and age,” says Jason McLauchlan, General Manager of Tasman Tank Company.
“Coating technology has moved on, with advances in bonding formulations superseding traditional epoxies at every level.”
The Tasman Tank Co provides the best substrate surface and anchor profile by chemically washing and blasting all steel panels with SSPC-SP10 near white finish before the fusion bonding process.
McLauchlan says Tasman Tank uses the latest in today’s technology in their coating process to produce a uniform, monolithic, fusion-bonded surface with superior edge and bolthole coverage.
The Tasman Tank Co’s quality water tanks have a wide range of municipal, process, desalination and water and wastewater applications. They have been used for sewage treatments from Rosehill-Camelia Recycled Water Scheme, in mines such as FMG Cloudbreak, Oz Minerals Prominent Hill and Iluka, as well as the Tarong and Waitaki Power stations and the new Bluetongue Brewer on NSW’s Central Coast.