Lining Steel Potable-Water Storage Tanks: Benefits of 100% Solids Elastomeric Polyurethanes

From JPCL, August 2019

By Murray Heywood, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

When lining new steel potable-water storage tanks or rehabilitating existing ones, asset owners, specifiers and applicators in North America most often select epoxy linings as their standard resin of choice. However, in the Canadian potable-water storage market, many specifiers have recognized the performance benefits that 100%-solids elastomeric-polyurethane linings offer, and they have been specifying the systems for more than 25 years with admirable results. This article reviews several performance characteristics that 100%-solids elastomeric polyurethanes offer that make them a timely technology consideration....

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Tagged categories: Coating Materials - Commercial; Coating selection; Elastomeric coatings; Polyurethane; potable water; Sherwin-Williams; Tank interiors; Tanks and vessels

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