Southern Corrosion Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter includes information about events and projects, along with tips for keeping your water tank in tip-top shape and recognizing when water tank maintenance is needed. You can also win a Southern Corrosion hat by playing Tank Tracker!
Well-maintained tanks can last indefinitely. So keeping the exterior coating of your tank in good condition is an important part of tank maintenance.
“Choosing optimal coatings for your tank’s exterior protects it from rusting and other damage,” Southern Corrosion’s Jim Skilton says. Over time, your tank’s exterior coating will chalk and fade, primarily due to sunlight. As a result, this coating needs to be sun resistant to prolong color and gloss retention.
Two layers of paint are applied to the exterior of a tank. The base layer should most likely be an epoxy. This provides corrosion control, barrier resistance and durability. Then an exterior coating is applied on top of the epoxy to protect it. The exterior coating is to protect the epoxy coating underneath.
Preventive paint maintenance is incredibly cost-effective because it prolongs the time between costly tank repainting jobs. Contact your Southern Corrosion area representative to find out more, or to schedule your next tank inspection.
You’ll need to use your x-ray vision to spot the Tank Team working on this quarter’s featured project–they’re working on the interior of a tank in Lancaster, South Carolina. Here’s a peek at what interior tank work can be like.
Find out what can cause premature failure of the roof of your tank, and what you should keep in mind when you’re choosing your tank’s interior coating in this informative mini-seminar:
“Always have a cell antenna analysis done on your water tank before a new antenna is installed or an additional antenna is added,” says Southern Corrosion’s Jim Skilton. “Improperly installed antennas can create expensive water tank repairs, especially in a wind event. Once installation is complete, you also need to have the work inspected by a water tank expert to confirm that the antenna is properly attached.”
As part of our tank maintenance services, we provide our ETC Prime customers with cell tower evaluation, engineering, welding, and management. So if you’re considering a cell antenna installation, contact your Southern Corrosion representative for more information or to schedule a cell antenna analysis.
We love our water in all forms–which is why we’re giving away free tickets to the March 10th and March 12th, 2015 Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey games!
For your chance to win tickets:
1) Like our Facebook page.
2) Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us who your favorite hockey team or player is.
3) Share our hockey tickets contest Facebook post to your wall.
Winners will be randomly selected, and will receive four free tickets and a parking pass to either the March 10th Carolina Hurricanes game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, or the March 12th Carolina Hurricanes game against the Dallas Stars. Both games will be at Raleigh’s PNC Arena. Ticket winners will be announced on Monday, March 2nd.