Problems in painting the internal surfaces of tanks are first discussed with particular reference to ventilation, health hazards, and safety from explosion. The coating material should contain as little thinners as possible, and preferably none at all. A tank atmosphere completely free from solvent vapours during painting can be obtained with two types of product: an emulsion-based coating material, and a one- or two-component solvent-free coating material. The comparative merits of these different classes of material are discussed; two-component solvent-free materials have the minor disadvantage of a short pot-life, but are practically the only products that, in general, meet occupation-hygiene regulations. The properties required of a coating material for tanks are enumerated and briefly discussed. In addition to containing little or no thinners, the material should be non-poisonous, be difficult to ignite after hardening, have good adhesion, produce a durable coating, be readily repairable in case of damage, be quick-drying, produce a thick coat in one operation, be suitable for application with conventional airless equipment, be usable in different atmospheric conditions, have as much covering ability as practicable, and need only a brief interval before a further coat can be applied. Planning, team-work, and personnel training are among a few other factors listed as contributing to satisfactory and economical coatings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • GLET, W
    • Gehrkens, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-3


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 114
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM