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OilTanking Stolhaven
Tank Lining (24.500 m3 tank)
Antwerp

Introduction

Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp NV is a 50:50 joint venture company between Oiltanking GmbH and Stolthaven Terminals BV.

The company terminal in Antwerp offers sophisticated storage and handling infrastructure for oil products, chemicals and gases.

These include 24.500 m3 tanks (34 m in diameter).

APAC

OilTanking Stolhaven specified that all work associated with this project had a 10 year APAC warranty.

To meet the terms and conditions for the APAC guarantee, Vinçotte carried out regular independent technical checks on site.

Project Considerations

The 24.500 m3 tank needed to be lined with a high-quality lining system in very challenging winter conditions.

OilTanking Stolhaven also wanted to reduce any curing risk should the internal heating installation fail.

Paint Solution

APAC members PPG provided the paint system. A system was needed that could be applied in very cold winter conditions.

The PPG NOVAGUARDTM 890LT system is a single-feed, chemical- and abrasion-resistant tank lining that cures at temperatures down to -10°C.

A low-film thickness was required – 300 μm (2 coats)

Applicators

APAC members IRIS made the application in very difficult winter conditions. They had to deal with several power and heating interruptions due to heavy storm.

A great benefit for the applicator, particularly in these arduous conditions, was that the coating was very easy to apply by single-feed airless pump.

Summary

“This was a difficult job that required a specialist application using high quality paint. The team was able to work in very difficult conditions without any affect on the quality of the lining. We also knew that, with continued technical checks to verify the quality of the finish throughout the process, we would be given the APAC warranty for 10 years”.
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