facebook pixel
What are the advantages of using carbon nanotubes in epoxy coatings for bolted tanks? blog image
Feb 2, 2023
Company News
By: andy feucht

What are the advantages of using carbon nanotubes in epoxy coatings for bolted tanks?

TLDR;

The blog post discusses the benefits of using carbon nanotubes in epoxy coated steel panels for bolted storage tanks. It explains that carbon nanotubes, which are tiny tubes made of carbon atoms, have exceptional strength and electrical and thermal conductivity and are ideal for various applications. When added to epoxy coated steel panels, they improve the mechanical and electrical properties of the coating, making it stronger, more durable, and better suited for high-temperature and corrosive environments. We also mention how our Tesla NanoCoating utilizes carbon nanotubes’ power to enhance the durability and performance of epoxy coated steel panels for bolted storage tanks.

The Power of Carbon Nanotubes
in Epoxy Coatings for Bolted Storage Tanks

Bolted storage tanks are essential components in various industrial applications, used to store liquids and gases for industries such as renewable energy, wastewater, and oil and gas. To ensure the safety and longevity, these tanks must be able to withstand harsh environmental conditions and maintain their structural integrity over time. This is where the combination of epoxy coated steel panels and carbon nanotubes comes in.

So, what are carbon nanotubes and why are they so beneficial in epoxy coated steel panels?

Carbon nanotubes, made of carbon atoms and measuring just a few nanometers in diameter, are known for their exceptional strength and thermal and electrical conductivity. These properties make them ideal for various applications, including composites, electronics, and energy storage. Weston’s Tesla NanoCoating is a cutting-edge product that enhances the durability and performance of epoxy coated steel panels for bolted storage tanks.

When added to epoxy coated steel panels, carbon nanotubes improve the mechanical and electrical properties of the coating, resulting in a stronger, more durable, and better suited for high-temperature applications. For example, in bolted storage tanks used in the oil and gas industry, carbon nanotubes in the epoxy coating can help prevent damage from high temperatures while transporting flammable liquids.

Moreover, carbon nanotubes enhance the chemical resistance of the panel, making it ideal for use in chemical processing and waste management industries where storage tanks are exposed to corrosive chemicals and UV light. The improved chemical resistance of the epoxy coated steel panels helps to ensure the bolted storage tanks remain structurally sound and capable of safely storing hazardous materials.

Scientific research supports the strength and durability of carbon nanotubes. A study by the University of California found that carbon nanotubes reinforced epoxy composites had improved mechanical properties, including higher strength and stiffness, compared to those without carbon nanotubes. Another study by Rice University found that carbon nanotubes improved the thermal conductivity of epoxy composites.

Weston’s Tesla NanoCoating provides the perfect combination of durability and cutting-edge technology. Our Tesla NanoCoating will help protect your investment from corrosion, ensuring the reliability and safety of your bolted tank in even the harshest environmental conditions. Contact our team to learn more about the benefits of our Tesla NanoCoating.

  • source: https://escholarship.org/content/qt4359v0pb/qt4359v0pb.pdf
  • source: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/18924
  • source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S135983681300440X
Discover all the possibilities Weston & Associates LLC has to offer – Contact Us Today!
Andrew Feucht profile pictureAndrew Feucht profile picture
Andrew Feucht

Starting at the age of 7 with his father, Ronald Feucht, Andrew has worked every position inside of the tank construction industry. With 23+ years experience with tank construction, Andrew helped facilitate the the success of FSRC Tanks for seven years and is recognized as one of the industry's most experienced young professionals.

logo
Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday - Closed