While some water storage tanks have been in use for 100 years or more, their tank liners are most likely to have deteriorated and need to be replaced. Relining not only extends the life of an existing masoned water tank, but it also gives a versatile and long-lasting alternative to replacing a worn-out tank liner. Here are a few more reasons to have your tank relined.
What is Tank Lining?
It’s a method for restoring a tank’s lining after it’s degraded due to de-bonding and water entrapment. The bacterial counts in the water flowing through these specialized water tanks are high, and spot pools form below or adjacent to the tanks.
Corrosion on the bolts and other metal components of the tank are less evident symptoms of decaying water tank liners. If you don’t want to replace the water tank totally, relining is an option.
Advantages of Water Tank Lining
1. Economic efficiency
It is more cost-effective to repair and reline a leaking water tank rather than replace it. Replacing a water tank entails costs such as safe removal of the old tank, re-installation of a new tank, and the cost of the new tank itself.
2. Improves the safety of the water
A comprehensive on-site inspection is usually required during a water relining job. Your lining crew will also clean and disinfect the tank before beginning the relining procedure to eradicate any bacteria that has accumulated over time. You won’t have to return to the location to commission the system, which gives you peace of mind.
3. Anti-Corrosion Protection
Portable steel water tanks, unfortunately, are prone to corrosion and normal wear and tear. Corrosion is a natural occurrence governed by electrical, chemical, and metallurgical laws. It’s also a common element of a conventional water tank’s lifecycle, therefore installing a corrosion-resistant tank lining can assist prevent corrosion. The high dielectric strength of the tank liner interrupts ion transport and inhibits electron passage, causing corrosion.
4. An Alternative to Replacing a Tank in a Short Amount of Time
Repairing and relining a water tank is a more cost-effective alternative to replacing one. It also decreases the amount of downtime and disturbance to business operations caused by the installation of a water tank. Because tank lining installation only takes a few hours, you can get back to work the same day.
5. Ingress is reduced.
A specific coating is required to prevent water leaking in custom water tanks. Because the mastic between the joints typically deteriorates and loses flexibility, leaks are common in large, sectional water tanks. Cracks that aren’t visible to the human eye are sealed using bespoke linings.
6. Bacterial Resistance
Biofilm, Legionella, Pseudomonas, and other waterborne pathogens proliferate in water tanks due to corrosion. The use of a solvent-free certified coating to line steel water tanks helps to prevent the formation of bacteria.
7. Reduces the amount of maintenance required
The new water treatment tank liner makes the structures inside surface robust and smooth, making it simple to clean and maintain. Furthermore, custom tank liners are extremely adaptable and can accommodate any structural movement. As a result, the liners expand and contract independently, safeguarding the structure’s integrity.
The entire operation can be accomplished rather fast depending on the size of the water tanks that need to be relined. The rest of the process should only take a few hours once the site inspections and risk assessments are done. If your water tank needs to be relined, don’t put it off.