FROM POTABLE WATER TO AGGRESSIVE CHEMICALS, UIG ECOGLASSTM, GLASS FUSED-TO-STEEL BOLTED STORAGE TANKS ARE The reply TO YOUR STORAGE Needs.
Double Wall Glass Fused to Steel Bolted Storage Tank for Leachate Containment
A majority of these bolted tanks are generally known as “glass lined(GLT), “glass fused-to-steel(GFS) or “glass coated(GCT) depending on the area where they are put in, but these names all mean the identical factor, that the tank panels are fused in and out with a glass enamel that binds to the metal offering many benefits over normal epoxy coated or welded painted storage tanks.
The glass lining forms a tough, chemically inert layer that completely protects the steel surface from rust, corrosion, undercutting, abrasion and stains. As well as UIG’s proprietary ECOGlass TMcoatings are specifically engineered around your utility from pH zero to pH 14 providing even more corrosion resistance.
The Glass Fused to Steel development of those bolted tanks is distinctive for the storage of potable water, waste water, petroleum, chemicals and dry bulk and in such applications as reservoirs (open top or with aluminum dome or flat panel roof), energy era stations, standpipes, frac processing, fish ponds, sludge tanks, trickling filters, high temp fermentation plants.
They’re utilized in many various functions equivalent to waste water remedy plants, bio-gasoline plants and petroleum tank farms where steel corrosion would be a problem. Glass Lined Tanks are quick to manufacture and could be erected simply in the sector with our experienced crew or by utilizing a supervisor and native labor.
Pair with our UIG Aluminum Dome Cowl for just about upkeep free storage .
WHY Choose A GLASS FUSED-TO-STEEL TANK?
Glass Fused to Steel Bolted tanks are a very popular selection for water storage tanks but how do you make sure you are specifying the correct producer for your venture?
UIG Glass Lined Storage Tanks not solely conforms to the AWWA D103 standards but FAR EXCEEDS the standard by offering a stronger, safer product.
Don’t be fooled into think into pondering that a set of specs written by a specific producer is the AWWA D103 normal. Many occasions the author of those specs put in extraneous necessities to weed out their competitors and provides the purchaser fewer, if any, different decisions. This tactic is to not the good thing about the undertaking proprietor. Your UIG Glass Lined Tank Specialist can explain to you the variations between the present AWWA D103 customary and a specification written by a manufacturer.
Glass Fused-to-Steel Water Tank in the St. Lucia, Caribbean
ECOGLASS BOLTED TANK COATING
UIG makes use of thinner coatings than different manufacturers which increases the role of the base metal’s mechanical properties, providing a more durable, extra flexible, less brittle and higher chip resistant tank panel. UIG’s proprietary enamel frits and titanium wealthy steel (TRS TM) steel offers unparalleled adhesion. Correct coating thickness is key to elasticity and longevity. The tensile power is approximately the yield level of the bottom steel. In general, thinner porcelain enamel coatings are extra flexible and have better resistance to fracture. Usually, heavier coatings are used on solid iron or appliances the place rigidity of the substrate resists deformation and reduces the danger of fracture. Thickness over sixteen-mils is not typically really helpful for sheet/plate steel parts because of warping and/or chipping problems.
UIG uses proprietary Titanium (Ti) wealthy Scorching Rolled Carbon Steel (TRS TM) which is particularly manufactured for the enameling course of. This enables for distinctive physical performance and eliminates any fish scale defect. Moreover the superfine glass construction of the enameled layer offers the steel plates with excellent flexibility and durability. Different manufacturers choose a poorer high quality A36 Carbon Steel base (not really useful for durable and high quality glass fused bonding), which is the least expensive steel and contains ranges of carbon that can make it tough for good glass adhesion. Many manufacturers apply a toxic nickel oxide to cowl up the carbon defect in inferior steel so as to apply their two-coat/two-fire enameling course of which will leach through any pinholes. As a result they end up with thicker coating that has the tendency to fish scale, sag, has low adherence and cracks easily.
White Glass Fused to Steel Tank 600 Okay Gallons in Arkansas by UIG
BOLTED TANK PANEL EDGES
Sheet edges have to be correctly coated with the identical enamel material with the intention to avoid electrolysis of dissimilar metals, rust and weakening of the enamel bonding. UIG rounds the edges of their plates and coat the edges utterly. To save lots of time and cost, different manufacturers depart sharp edges on their panels and so they coat them cosmetically with a stainless steel strip. This creates three dissimilar metals to cover their defects which will lead nickel oxide leaching and early corrosion inside the tank.
Laser Cutter in UIG manufacturing plant used for exactly bolt holes and opening in bolted tank panels.
Most manufacturers use the identical fin-necked bolts to assemble their glass lined tanks as they use for his or her epoxy coated tanks. Epoxy tanks may be touched up in the field which permits for the use of all these bolts however utilizing these identical bolts on glass lined tanks enable the fins to chunk into the enameling leading to cracking and scratches which could cause rusting contained in the tank.
UIG’s proprietary finless bolts are protected to make use of with glass fused-to-steel bolted tanks and do not crack the enamel in the course of the installation process.