Elevated and ground-level water tanks are an essential part of most water distribution systems. Industrial coatings provide excellent protection against corrosion for water tanks and water systems, yet failures can occur as a result of poor surface preparation, improper coating selection, incorrect application and curing, or inadequate specifications. That’s why it is essential to hire Finishing Solutions Network’s certified, nationwide industrial coatings contractors to do the job right the first time.
Nearly 170,000 public drinking water systems are located throughout the U.S. Due to corrosion, there are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year, according to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Selecting the most effective industrial coatings to protect water tanks and water systems and having them applied properly keeps water flowing safely to people in your local community.
NACE and the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) established the Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Certification program. They jointly published standards that define the criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and motor skills required to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial and marine structures.
FSN’s nationwide industrial coatings contractors have completed the SSPC/NACE certification program, which ensures they have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application for water tanks and water systems. They understand that while the interior and exterior of water tanks require the application of protective coatings and cathodic protection, the corrosive environments are different. The method used for the outside the water tank may not be appropriate for alleviating corrosion inside the tank.
The additional benefits of using FSN’s nationwide industrial coatings contractors include fewer repairs, lower operating costs, and a longer lifespan for your water tank and water systems.
Other benefits of hiring FSN’s nationwide industrial coatings contractors include:
- Streamlined decision-making. Owners and specification writers have a way to ensure that qualified workers are hired to perform surface preparation and coating applications.
- Reduced costs. It can be 14 times more expensive to replace corroded steel and other materials than to apply a coating during new construction.
- Increased quality. Equipment and facilities can last up to 5-10 times longer when industrial coatings are properly applied.
- Improved safety. Lead abatement, scaffolding safety, hazardous materials, and other issues are largely avoided by hiring certified industrial coatings contractors.