Storage Tank Repair Service
Fast repair of tank shell corrosion, leaks, deteriorated weld seams and settlement damage
Banks Industrial Group provides API 653 compliant storage tank repairs for the internal and external rehab of tank shells, roofs, and bottoms. We use cold-curing Belzona composite repair systems to safely and rapidly mend damage and leaks resulting from corrosion and tank settlement. BIG will often perform repairs while the storage tank remains in service. Benefits include:
Safe, cold curing – no hot work required
Excellent chemical resistance
Long-lasting – Belzona repairs can be permanent
Rapid application reduces or eliminates downtime
Formulations available for wet, oily surfaces and hot/cold applications
Simplifies tank maintenance procedures and lowers maintenance costs
Reduce capital expenditure by prolonging asset service life
Custom engineered solutions available
Need Tank Repair?
Problem: Storage Tank Corrosion / Erosion Can Cause Leaks, Shutdown and Environmental Damage
Storage tank corrosion indicates an increased risk for tank leaks, safety hazards, environmental damage and productivity loss due to shutdown. Corrosion will often develop in an area hidden from inspection under insulation or within a tank interior where it can eventually deteriorate to a dangerous level.
Traditional repair methods (such as patch plates) for thin-wall and through-wall tank corrosion using hot work can be difficult, time-consuming or precluded by operational circumstances. Hot work adds risk in potentially flammable or explosive environments. Because of this, weld repairs often require a costly shutdown, emptying, and clean-out of the tank, carrying with it lost productivity costs. In other instances, operating conditions, complex geometries, availability of replacement parts or the severity of the damage can prohibit welded repairs.
Solution: Cold-Curing Belzona Repair Compounds
Banks Industrial Group offers a safer and time-saving alternative using Belzona polymeric repair compounds. We can provide durable and long-lasting repair of storage tank corrosion / erosion damage with minimal, or no downtime. The customer saves time and money while extending the service life of their storage tank asset.
Belzona thin-wall / through-wall repair compounds provide solutions comparable to, or stronger than similarly welded repairs. Belzona compounds quickly cure at ambient temperature and do not require hot work. Tank repairs now take place within one or two days – not multiple weeks! In most cases, external tank repairs proceed while the tank remains in service.
The primary techniques we use include polymeric metal rebuilding, cold plate bonding and reinforced fiber wraps as determined by the specific application needs. Furthermore, these options allow us to quickly accommodate a great variety of repair situations such as:
- Cold plate bonding to reinforce and repair thin-wall / through-wall damage
- Reinforced fiber wrap for repair of unusual tank geometries
- Corrosion under insulation repair
- Surface tolerant adhesion to repair wet, oily surfaces
- Chemical resistance to withstand aggressive acids/alkalis
- High-temperature surface repairs
- Repair and sealing of leaking weld seams / bolted joints
- Fast repair of floating tank roofs
- Elastomeric tank base sealing
How Can We Help You?
BIG provides single-source service for storage tank repairs including corrosion damage, seam sealing, and leak repair. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule tank repair service.