There’s An Icebreaker In My Tank!

From JPCL, November 2019

By Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC


Twenty-five years ago, an icebreaker coating primarily designed for the underwater hulls of ships was installed in the Canadian oil patch on the floors of many 150-foot-diameter aboveground storage tanks owned and operated by Enbridge, a Calgary, Alberta-based oil storage company and distributor of over three million barrels of crude oil a day. This article discusses the performance and condition of those tank linings, now decades old....


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Tagged categories: Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coating performance; DTM (Direct to Metal); Epoxy; Epoxy novolac; Linings; Mike O'Donoghue; Oil and Gas; Tanks; Vijay Datta

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