The Importance of Routine Maintenance of Water Storage Tanks
From JPCL, May 2019
By Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants
Welded steel tanks can provide effective service lives in excess of 100 years if properly maintained. Proper maintenance of steel tanks includes periodic cleaning and reapplication of a lining that provides a barrier between the underlying steel and its environment. In almost every case in the water tank industry, this involves abrasive-blasting the steel and applying a coating. The author describes the factors involved in water tank maintenance painting including coating condition, economics, aesthetics, civic pride and more....