In simplistic terms a lining is the building of a new tank inside the current vessel, this could be either one that had deteriorated by corrosion or by chemical erosion.
Linings can be formed using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) or other materials such as Epoxy, Polyurethane or Polyurea. The sole purpose of all of these solutions is to retain whatever within the vessel and prevent leakage whilst also protecting the existing substrate from further damage.
Leaks can prove very costly, and depending on the nature of the stored material/liquid can be very bad for the environment. The Environment Agency can and do regularly impose large fines on companies who have failed to put the necessary measures in place to prevent a leak or spill and then on actually occurs. Leaks are often difficult to detect particularly when vessels are underground, periodic checking of liquid levels and presence of water are essential checks that need carrying out in these instances.
Once a leak is discovered the first consideration is the environmental impact and how this can be mitigated. Other questions to be asked would include whether or not the material/fluid is harmful to human beings or animals. The cost of the liquid being lost is of great importance and may affect the business from an operational point of view as well as the company’s balance sheet.
The moral is clear, prevention is a better cure. It is far more prudent to head off a potential disaster than to deal with it after it occurs.
SLS Ltd have a vast experience in repairing leaking tanks both from a perspective of liquid entering a tank i.e. groundwater, and egress of chemicals/water from a tank. Ingress of water has a tendency to occur below ground installations whilst egress of chemicals/water tends to occur above ground normally due to corrosion or chemical erosion, the second is much easier to deal with than the first.
Over the years SLS Ltd have found that tank manufacturers are using poorer quality materials in the manufacture of their tanks which Cleary affect the ultimate life of the unit but the lifespan can be greatly increased by re-lining which is a very cost effective and quick solution.
The Benefits of lining a storage tank are significant and include: –
SLS Ltd are specialists in Carrying out re-lining in Confined Spaces and all their staff has the appropriate training & qualifications.
Typical Applications include: –
Client Service is our top priority
Here at Specialist Lining Services client Service is our number one priority. We offer a great service from start to finish by offering sound knowledge to our clients about the work being undertaken, the implications and the finished article. Throughout the process our clients are kept up to date with how projects are running and upon completion a brochure is handed to our client showing them the processes we have carried out which includes a photo montage and that all important guarantee on our works we have carried out.