Lafayette Tank, Lancaster PA
Location: Lancaster, PA
- Blasted interior surfaces to NACE No. 2/Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Surface Preparation (SP) 10, “Near-White Metal Blast” to achieve a surface profile of 1.5–2.5 mils (38.1–63.5 microns)
- Spray applied an interior coating system from Induron consisting of: Indurazinc MC67 primer at 2.5–3.5 mils (63.5–88.9 microns) dry film thickness (DFT), a PE-70 Epoxy stripe coat at 3–5 mils (76.2–127.0 microns) DFT, and a Perma-Clean 100 finish coat at 20–25 mils (508.0– 635.0 microns) DFT
- Blasted the exterior surface to a NACE No. 3/SSPC-SP 6, “Commercial Blast Cleaning” to achieve a surface profile of 1.5–2.5 mils
- Spray applied an exterior coating system from Induron consisting of: Indurazinc MC67 primer at 2.5–3.5 mils DFT, an intermediate coat of PE-70 Epoxy at 4–5 mils (101.6–127.0 microns) DFT, and a finish coat of Perma-Gloss Fluorourethane at a DFT of 2–4 mils (50.8– 101.6 microns)
- The project was awarded late, so it was an already tight timeline, which saw delays when antenna removal was not done in a timely fashion and when winter weather began to slow the project.
- The tank’s enormous size meant that the crew would encounter high winds.
The Lafayette Tank, a water tank that holds 10 times the amount of water that falls over the Niagara Falls every second, needed a fresh coating.
To coat a tank of this proportion would take a large coating crew, reliable blasting and coating machinery and a lot of communication. Luckily, our team was equipped to handle the task!