Don't Overlook The Benefits Of Epoxy Tank Coating

Posted on: 14 May 2016

Epoxy tank coating is a common practice within the gas and oil industry. However, not everyone understands just why this process is so important. If you have not had your tanks coated and don't have a clear understanding as to why you should, here are just some of the benefits you don't want to overlook.

Increased Safety

While powerful and important for a number of different reasons, it would be unfair to not mention the fact that gas and oil can come along with a number of risks. For this reason, it is imperative that these liquids be protected in order to protect the health and safety of your team members, wildlife, and most importantly, the general public.

Tank coating can help ensure everyone is protected because the epoxy minimizes the risk of damage to the tank that could result in a leak or some other mishap that could cause major contamination. Having your tanks coated ensures you are making a positive commitment towards safety.

Cost Savings

No matter what sector of the gas and oil industry you operate within, a steady stream of capital is key to your success. A commitment to tank coating is one way to improve your capital stream by saving your organization money. The productivity demands placed on the gas and oil industry are always set high, while great for business, this also means increased stress on the storage tanks.

Increased stress can lead to a shorter lifespan, especially if the tank surface hasn't been protected. With an epoxy coating, the tank is more durable, allowing it to last longer and cut down on the frequency rate at which need to perform repairs to the tank or replace it.

Productivity Maintenance

Certain environmental elements, including harshly cold or hot weather, can have a negative effect on the production process when preparing gas and oil. In order to maintain quality and improve work ability, gas and oil need to be maintained at a steady temperature, avoiding extremes.

When a tank is not coated, the contents inside the tank are more susceptible to changes in the air temperature, ultimately altering the temperature of the liquid. Epoxy coating can help minimize the effect the air temperature has on the tank surface, helping keep the internal temperature steady so that the quality of the gas and oil inside the tank is preserved.

Make certain you aren't overlooking the benefits of tank coating. A coating professional, like RSR Industrial Coatings Inc, can help ensure your tanks are protected.