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What is Acothane DW & How Does It Work

Water tank relined with the COVAC coating Acothane DW

You may have noticed on our site that we mention our COVAC coating/Acothane DW a lot and you may be wondering what it is and how does it work. Well, you can rest assured as in this article we will cover all of your questions and queries regarding Acothane DW. So, whether Covac has completed a tank relining job on one of your water tanks before or you are interested in what coating we use, this article will explain everything you need to know about the Acothane DW coating.

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How To Stop Erosion in Water Tanks

Eroded concrete water tank before being relined

Knowing how to stop erosion in water tanks is essential for those who have concrete water tanks at their facilities. In recent years concrete water tanks have become popular as they are cheaper and have better accessibility compared to steel water tanks. Although concrete water tanks are strong and durable, they are still susceptible to erosion. So, in this article, we will talk you through what you can do to prevent water tank erosion in your concrete water retaining structures.

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What is WRAS Approval

You may have seen the WRAS approved logo online or on our website before, however, do you know what it means. When working on water retaining structures, we are sometimes asked whether the WRAS certification is important, so we have focused our latest article on explaining what WRAS approval is. This post will answer all of your WRAS related questions so you can realise how significant it is within the water supplies industry.

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Why You Should Choose Tank Relining Over Replacement

Effluent tank after tank relining service

If you do not know why you should choose tank relining over replacement, you could end up spending a fortune on a new water retaining structure. To save you the great cost we have put together this guide on why you should choose to reline your tank rather than replacing your tank. You may believe that your water tank is beyond repair but in our time, we have repaired and relined many tanks that had appeared to have reached the end of their lifetime. So, take note today to ensure you choose the right option when your liquid retaining structure is suffering from faults.

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The Difference Between Potable and Non Potable Water

Potable water tank

When it comes to water tanks and the water they store, people do not often know the difference between potable and non potable water. Those that are new to water retaining structures may not have any or very little knowledge on this. However, for the usage of water, it is important that you know how the two water types differ. In this blog article, we will talk you through the uses of both potable and non-potable water so you can learn the difference between the two water types.

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How to Prevent Water Tank Corrosion

Corroded water tank

Corrosion is a common problem in all water tanks as they become prone to rust and decay due to the heavy long term use of the structures. However, water tank corrosion is an issue that can be prevented and reduced so your structure can continue to function properly. In this article we will talk you through how to prevent water tank corrosion, so get ready to note down how to stop your structures from corroding.

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The Old Bailey – Project 1663 Completed March 2018

COVAC were very proud to be part of a project which involved the upgrading of two steel, Braithwaite, sectional, potable water storage tanks located within a Plant Room of inside The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly referred to as the Old Bailey.

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What To Do In The Event of A Leaking Water Tank

Water tanks are used on a diverse range of sites and for a wide variety of different purposes, with many operating without any problems. However, there is always the risk that unchecked corrosion in a steel tank, failed mastic between joints in a GRP tank or eroded/cracked concrete could be the source of a leak so it is important to have a plan of action. To help you with this, COVAC would like to offer a few pointers on what to do in the event that your water tank starts to leak.

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Top 5 Reasons To Reline Your Water Tank

Why should you reline a water tank instead of replacing it?

Water tanks play a huge role in providing an efficient water facility to domestic and industrial places.

It’s important to keep water tanks well maintained to ensure they are in the best condition and comply with the current regulations.

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How To Keep Your Water Storage Tanks Clean And Free From Bacteria

Water storage tanks are an essential reserve for any water distribution networks, which is why it is vital they are kept in the best condition and ready to use at all times.

One of the key routes for bacteria and mould getting in and nesting in your water storage tank is through small cracks and cavities, which are often unseen by the naked eye.

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