New Product Announcement: Epoxy Tank Lining
Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new phenolic epoxy tank lining that offers chemical and temperature resistance. According to the emailed release, PPG Phenguard 985 represents a significant breakthrough for the marine and tank storage sectors.
The tank lining offers high chemical resistance to thousands of aggressive chemicals, as well as higher temperature resistance for chemicals that contain fatty acids. PPG reports that its key value is its protection to over 300 different cargoes that are composed of or contain fatty acids.
“The latest addition to our PPG Phenguard range, PPG Phenguard 985 tank lining features a patent-pending formulation that can be applied in two or three coats instead of the traditional three coats without compromising chemical resistance,” said Bart Martens, PPG Global Product Manager, Chemical Protection, Protective and Marine Coatings. “This gives asset owners and contractors flexibility to apply their preferred coating system build-up while having full confidence in the end result.”
The narrow temperature window for these highly aggressive chemicals poses a risk for temperature overshoots and can jeopardize the efficacy of the tank lining, leading to additional expenses. Phenguard was reportedly designed to provide an extended temperature window associated with the chemicals and provide a solution for operators.
“In an increasingly competitive operating environment for asset owners, PPG Phenguard 985 creates the opportunity to reduce tank lining application and servicing costs while also maximizing cargo opportunities,” Martens said. “As well as the initial application cost savings from moving from three to two coats, the liner’s higher thickness tolerance reduces the need for costly rework in case of over-application.”