Understanding the Key Challenges of Tank Coatings blog image
May 18, 2023
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By: ed heltzel

Understanding the Key Challenges of Tank Coatings

What are the key challenges of tank coatings?

When it comes to protecting bolted tanks, traditional coatings often face a range of challenges that can compromise their performance and longevity. Let’s explore some of these common issues and discover how the Weston NanoCoat (WNC) provides innovative solutions.

  1. Corrosion: One of the primary challenges with tank coatings is corrosion. Traditional coatings may gradually degrade over time, leading to rust, leaks, and costly repairs. However, the WNC offers exceptional corrosion resistance, thanks to its advanced formulation with carbon nanotubes leveraging the full benefit of the quantum nanowires that form electron paths for superior galvanic protection. The nanotubes create a robust barrier against corrosive elements, extending the lifespan of the coating and enhancing the tank’s durability.

  2. Adhesion and Flexibility: Another challenge faced by traditional coatings is poor adhesion and limited flexibility. Changes in temperature, pressure, and tank movement can cause coatings to crack or peel, jeopardizing the tank’s protection. In contrast, the WNC offers excellent adhesion and exceptional flexibility with supreme micro-crack resistance, adapting to temperature fluctuations and the natural movements of bolted tanks. This flexibility ensures that the coating remains intact and effectively shields the tank from external forces. The nanowires act as “rebar” in the coating.

  3. Limited Lifespan: Traditional coatings may require frequent maintenance and recoating, resulting in downtime and additional expenses. With WNC, you can bid farewell to frequent touch-ups. Its long-lasting properties and exceptional durability reduce the need for frequent recoating, saving both time and money in the long run.

WNC Nanowire Rebar

The Weston NanoCoat (WNC) is a game-changer in the world of coatings for bolted steel tanks. Its innovative formulation addresses the key challenges faced by traditional coatings, providing enhanced corrosion resistance, an extended lifespan, and exceptional adhesion and flexibility. All of these properties combine to create a robust barrier that protects the steel substrates, forming a “smart coating” using zinc only when needed.

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Ed Heltzel

Ed's integral role on the Weston & Associates team involves constructing and overseeing IT infrastructure, digital tools, and creative marketing avenues. With over 15 years in digital marketing and technology, he adds significant expertise. Beyond his professional role, Ed is a accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and world competitor.