Leaking Carbon Steel Water Tank Repair

Project Description – Carbon Steel Fire Truck Tank Repair

Application - Blast and coat the inside of a leaking carbon steel fire truck tank.

Industry - Government

Contractor - CMS with Lane Technology

Problem - Tank was leaking 100-300 gallons of water a day. Tank was rusted and corroded and had 3 large holes in bottom.  Tank was uncoated.  A new tank would have forced company to take equipment out of service for 2-3 weeks and a new tank was costly.

Solution - Set up containment. Sand blast inside of water tank.  Bond in 10’ x 1/8” thick plate in the bottom of the tank, where the tank meets the frame rail, using Belzona 1121 Super XL Metal.  Strip coat the tank at all wall to wall, floor to wall and ceiling to wall interfaces and around pipe protrusions and over repair areas with Belzona 5811 with Anti-microbial additive, applied at 15-20 mils thick.  Install full top coat of Belzona 5811 Immersion Grade with Anti-microbial additive @ 15-20 mils thick.  Allow to cure and return to service.

Product Applied -Belzona 1121, 5811 w/Anti-microbial additive

Product Detail:

Belzona 1121 (Super XL-Metal) - A 2-part repair composite for metal repair and resurfacing based on solvent free epoxy resin reinforced with silicon steel alloy.

This repair material has been developed to offer an extended working life, ideal for large applications where greater volumes of material are required or to provide adequate working time at higher temperatures. Belzona 1121 (Super XL-Metal) will not corrode and resists a wide range of chemicals. It is easy to mix and apply without the need of specialist tools and can be machined using conventional tools.

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade) - A 2-part epoxy coating which provides outstanding chemical resistance and protects equipment operating under immersion in aqueous solutions up to 50°C (122°F) from the effects of corrosion. This solvent free material can be easily applied by brush or spray to virtually any metallic and non-metallic surface, simplifying maintenance works.