The engineering manager said, “I thought they did great,” after the tank canola oil lining project was complete.
A billion-dollar food manufacturing company contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line a high-temperature canola oil tank by installing a protective tank lining. With over 35 years of experience, TMI are experts at installation all types of tank linings. Our staff develops solutions to solve your problems with an emphasis on safety and quality. For this company, their current tank lining was deteriorated. Corrosion in food plants is especially dangerous as it can potentially contaminate valuable product. With safety always at the forefront, we went to work.
- Removed existing fused glass liner through a combination of sandblasting and mechanical tools.
- Sandblasted interior of the tank in accordance with SSPC-SP5 White Metal Blast. Confirmed there were no sharp edges.
- Verified anchor pattern with Testex Tape.
- Completed repairs on poor weld seams and installed metal patch plates. Ground edges smooth and radius for lining.
- Prebaked tank after sandblasting to further remove contaminants in preparation for subsequent coatings.
- Installed the coating system: stripe coated welds followed by two coats of Plasite epoxy.
- Air-dried interior of tank with forced ventilation.
- Force-cured the tank lining for food service and allow for a faster timeline to return to service.
The company was very pleased with the new canola oil tank lining. TMI took the necessary measures to prepare the tank for the new coating system which included removal of failed coatings, sandblasting, and minor steel repairs. These critical steps improve the strength and durability of our coatings. Furthermore, after installing the coatings, the tank lining was force-cured to ensure the lining was safe for food service and the constantly high-temperatures. This project was completed safely and in accordance with the customer’s schedule. The engineering manager has requested TMI to submit a proposal for another tank lining project at their facility.