The international demand for various chemicals — whether for food processing, computer components, or new energy solutions — has continued to increase in the past decade. As such, suppliers, vessel operators, and buyers all have a vested interest in making sure that chemical cargo is shipped safely and efficiently. In turn, one of the most critical factors of safe shipment is tank coatings, which provide numerous benefits. So if you're interested in discovering just a few of the advantage these coatings offer, keep reading below.
Most of the cargo tanks on board large cargo vessels are made of steel. Chemicals stored in these tanks are often quite toxic or aggressive and can quickly cause the steel to corrode. But with a simple tank coating applied to the surface of the tank, vessel operators can rest assured that corrosion is completely prevented and that the tanks can continue to be re-used several times over.
Another benefit of tank coatings is that it prevents the tank itself from absorbing and retaining the qualities of the chemicals it stores. In this way, a tank coating acts much like nonstick ceramic cookware that prevents food (and all its various flavors) from getting stuck on it; after all, you wouldn't want to taste parts of yesterday's lunch in today's dinner. This is an invaluable quality of tank coatings, as cargo vessels will often store many different chemicals in the span of a week.
Yet another advantage of applying a tank coating is how much easier cleaning becomes. While at first glance this might seem to only benefit vessel operators (as they're the ones overseeing the cleaning of the tanks), it also directly affects shippers and suppliers. If cleaning a tank takes too long, then shipments become inherently less efficient, which is time and money lost for all parties involved.
Many chemicals are categorized as VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Essentially, this means that they have a low boiling temperature and can evaporate easily. While there are thousands of examples of such compounds in the natural world produced by animals, plants, and fungi, man-made chemicals can pose different problems, especially when toxic chemicals are involved. Fortunately, many types of tank coatings are specifically designed to limit the emission of volatile organic compounds. This protects both the people and air quality on and around the vessel in which the chemical is being carried.
For more information, contact local professionals like RSR Industrial Coatings Inc.Share
24 October 2016
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