Avoiding Premature Coating Failures at Edges/Corners
Nothing leads to more premature coating failure and unnecessary downtime than insufficient film thickness over edges, corners and weld seams inside water or chemical storage tanks, and fuel and marine ballast tanks. When early corrosion occurs on surfaces that have been coated, inadequate installation, insufficient dry film thickness, poor film thickness on sharp edges or irregular surfaces, pinholes, voids and holidays are well known to be the main culprits.
Advances in coating technology pioneered by Sherwin-Williams for the U.S. Navy years ago address this problem directly. Say hello to service life that equals the design life of your tank.
Ultra-high-solids Fast Clad ER is engineered to address the challenging application issues of coating irregular surfaces inside immersion service structures. Its edge retentive epoxy chemistry dramatically extends the service life of the tank, replacing traditional epoxies, which tend to shrink during the curing phase and perform inadequately.
Fast Clad ER cures to recoat within one hour, and can be placed into immersion service in 24 hours. It is also quick to apply, achieving the required dry film thickness in one coat at a DFT of 20-40 mils. This translates into shortened schedules and reduced labor costs.