An ammunition manufacturer employed TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line a stainless-steel tank. Stainless steel is one of the most corrosion-resistant metals, but too corrosive environments can cause stress cracking. Due to an extremely low pH near 1-1.5, TMI utilized Dow Chemical manufactured vinyl ester to fabricate TMI FIBERLIFE.
- The owner thoroughly cleaned the stainless-steel tank before our arrival.
- TMI prepared the surfaces with bristle blasters to create a profile for new coating adhesion.
- Due to the strong odor from the coating, TMI created containment, employed fans and negative air to ventilate the work area, reducing the odor.
- TMI then installed the vinyl ester FIBERLIFE system, consisting of multiple coats of chemical-resistant vinyl ester resin by Dow Chemical and reinforced mat layers for durability and longevity.
The contact was especially happy and said, “They did a good job coating the tank, and it seems to have resolved our issue with the leaks. We would use your service again if we needed another tank lined.” Another project was completed by TMI Coatings on time, safely, and on budget.