One of the more difficult assets to insulate well are large tanks, such as those that hold fuel oil, process asphalt, or are used in chemical processing and more. The sheer size of the tanks, which can be multiple stories high, means there is a lot of area for heat loss or gain, and trying to insulate the exterior with something that can stand up to the weather is ineffective .
Older types of insulation, like fiberglass and mineral wool, have to be wrapped around the tank and then held in place with an exterior covering, typically aluminum. This is a time-consuming and expensive process and just a little moisture infiltration into any part of the covering
which is definitely going to happen on outdoor tank farms
destroys the insulating benefit AND causes corrosion under insulation (CUI), which is a multi-billion dollar problem.
The best answer? A spray-on insulation solution that is moisture and weather resistant!
Heat Shield Thermal Insulation Coatings by Syneffex
An economical and long-lasting solution for insulation of large tanks are the Heat Shield family of high-performance thermal insulation and corrosion prevention coatings. They allow a large tank to simply be sprayed with the insulation, and no covering is required
so that whole laborious process of affixing a second skin around the tank insulation isnt needed.
Benefits of these large tank insulation coatings include:
- Long-lasting insulating performance
- Resistant to rain and moisture infiltration
- Prevent corrosion and CUI
- Can be sprayed on while tank is in service and warm/hot
- Splash resistant to chemicals
- Easy to apply – Its just like painting!
A few of our recent tank projects with the Heat Shield EPX-H2O coating include:
- Sulfur Tank
- Asphalt Tank
- Deaeration Tank
Other tanks insulated with our Heat Shield High Heat and Translucent PT coatings include:
- Fuel oil storage tanks (onshore & offshore)
- Methanol tanks
- Black liquor tanks
- Digester tanks
- Biodiesel tanks