Tank coating is a general term that covers a lot of different phases. No part can be weaker or less developed than the other parts of what is a highly complex operation. We devote a great deal of time and effort to increasing the overall standard of surface preparation. This not only involves training and certification but also years of experience out in the field.
There is no doubt that an improved standard of surface preparation will extend the in-service lifetime of any tank coating. High quality is the key to lasting performance and is by far the most economic method in the long term.
One very essential element is maintaining control over the atmosphere in the tanks during blasting, cleaning, painting and curing. We feel that many tank coating operations fail because of sub-standard equipment. Premator has developed a Dehumidifier-Control System that is regarded as being the best available on the market today.
Dehumidifier-technology has been developed in-house and is just one part of a wide range of equipment that has been developed and refined through years of real-life, hands-on experience.
The art of tank coating
Techniques and options in corrosion prevention are many and varied as are the merits of each approach. The true art is to bring together the advantages of the different treatment methods available, creating a durable result.
Premator does not prescribe one particular treatment method at the expense of another. Based on more than 40 years’ experience of waterblasting and gritblasting and all types of manual and chemical rust removal, we can provide our customers with an honest chance to select a level suited to their budget.
Based on years of experience, Premator is able to offer a maintenance and corrosion limitation programme on a fixed-price basis, over a predetermined period. The customer/shipowner is given the opportunity to calculate in advance something that would otherwise be extremely difficult to assess.