The Curse of the Mummy: Mysterious Tank Lining Failures in WAC Vessels

From JPCL, February 2016

By Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., and Sean Adlem, International Paint LLC.; Jack Whittaker, Cenovus Energy Inc.; Doug Wade, NWS Inspection Ltd.; and Margaret Pardy, Mag Consulting Inc.

In this article, the authors outline discoveries made from forensic work to unravel epoxy lining failures in several water treatment weak acid cation (WAC) vessels....


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Tagged categories: Coating failure; Failure analysis; Mike O'Donoghue; Oil and Gas; Performance testing; Quality Control; Solvent-free coatings; Vijay Datta

Comment from TYLER GOAD, (12/28/2016, 11:31 AM)

How long did the rubber linings that were applied prior to 2003 last?


Comment from MIKE ODONOGHUE, (1/4/2017, 1:31 AM)

To the best of my knowledge prior to 2003 the rubber linings in WAC vessels were lasting 20 years in most cases and in some instances up to 30 years.


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