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Long Lasting Water Tank Lining

Posted on January 6, 2012

The importance of storing water in clean, well maintained tanks cannot be stressed enough. After all, if the water is stored in tanks that have damaged and corroding inner linings, the water can become tainted and contaminated along with the risk of major damage should the tank develop a leak.  At COVAC we specialise in providing long-term protective solutions to combat the problem of corrosion within water storage tanks. Read on to explore the benefits of, and reasons for, arranging a professionally applied water tank lining.

Why does corrosion occur and why is it important to ensure an approved coating is used within water storage tanks?

Corroded Water Tank in Health Centre

Health Centre Water Tank

Corrosion of the internal substrate of water storage tanks can occur for many reasons.  Often the tank does not have any coating at all or is lined with a non-approved coating such as bitumen which, due to the tar content, has potentially carcinogenic properties that can contaminate the tanks water supply. Another reason is that the existing coating has simply come to the end of its useful life.

If corrosion is ignored and left untreated, the internal steel substrate of the water storage tank will be at risk of micro aquatic bacterial growth that leads to water contamination, such as the development of Legionella which can lead to an outbreak of Legionnaires disease.

What is the solution?

Health Centre Water Tank After Coating by COVAC

Health Centre Water Tank After Full Reline with 3M Scotchkote Urethane Coating 165PW

As a water supplier or owner of any water storage tank, you are obliged to ensure that the state of your water tank complies with all necessary regulations, such as those stated in ACOP L8. In order to ensure that your water storage tanks adhere to all guidelines, a coating that meets the standards of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) is vital.

COVAC are the UK Approved Supplier and Applicator of 3M™ Scotchkote™ Urethane Coating 165PW, a specially formulated flexible, hard wearing, solvent-free water tank coating that has proven anti-corrosion properties.

To arrange for our team to carry out professional water tank lining that will ensure your water remains suitable for drinking and potable requirements don’t hesitate to call  COVAC today on 08000 484609.

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