Why Is It Important to Use Polyurea in Fuel Containment?

Fuel containment transportation and storage tanks are consistently exposed to extreme environmental conditions and potential risks. Without proper protection, these tanks can incur a great deal of damage and deterioration that reduces their performance and even render them unusable. Polyurea coatings offer unparalleled protection against a wide range of damages including excessive moisture, abrasive substances, cracking, leaks, and so much more. Here are some of the top advantages of using polyurea in fuel containment tanks.

polyurea coatings for fuel containments and Tank Linings

Excellent Chemical Resistance & Corrosion Protection

Polyurea coatings offer excellent chemical resistance and can be used to protect both the interior and exterior of fuel containment and storage tanks. Forming a strong impenetrable and smooth membrane, polyurea effectively protects interior tank linings from corrosive fuels, prolongs the lifespan of the equipment, protects the surrounding environment from leaks, and saves owners a lot of money.

Polyurea Coatings Are Durable and Fast Curing

Spray-applied polyurea coatings are one of the fastest, most convenient, and cost-efficient solutions for protecting tank linings. Polyurea dries to the touch within seconds, can be walked on in minutes, and is fully cured in less than 24 hours. This ultra-fast curing ability limits operational downtime and guarantees that the area is returned to service as soon as possible.

Polyurea Is Resistant to Water Damage

Excessive exposure to high moisture levels can lead to rust and corrosion on the interior and exterior of fuel containment tanks. It can also compromise the quality of the fuel being stored by diluting it and even leading to environmental issues down the line. Polyurea waterproofing coatings on the inside and outside of fuel containments can prevent water damages and leaks inside tank linings. It also protects various components of the equipment such as pipes, valves, etc. from accruing moisture.

Extends the Lifespan of the Tank

The use of polyurea in fuel containment can significantly extend the lifespan of your storage tanks. Polyurea coatings are also a lot stronger and can be more flexible than their epoxy, polyurethane and polyaspartic counterparts, which means they don’t have to be replaced or reapplied as often and can last longer with minimal maintenance required.

All-Weather Protection 

Polyurea coatings boast exceptional thermal resistance and stability. Harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures won’t deteriorate or diminish their performance or ability to adhere to the steel surfaces of  fuel containment tanks and pipes.

Where to Get Polyurea Protective Coatings in Canada

IMC Distributors is the exclusive partner of ISOMAT and Nukote Coating Systems in Canada. Our advanced polyurea waterproofing and protective coating systems offer a number of important benefits that protect industrial and commercial structures against external and internal environmental elements. Contact us today to learn more about our products