Aboveground Storage Tank Exterior Coating

Aboveground Storage Tank Exterior Coating

CommTank provided an exterior coating service for two (2) 10,000-gallon aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) at the Beverly Regional Airport. We also pumped out and transferred Jet A fuel between storage tanks in order to perform a partial coating of the tank interiors.

Scope of Work:

AST Exterior Work for Two (2) 10,000 Gallon Tanks:

  • Pressure wash and wipe down AST surfaces, including platforms/catwalks and piping, in preparation for coating
  • Hand abrade using tools to scrape or sand away spot surface rust
  • Prepare the surface of the AST exterior to SSPC-SP2 profile (clean, dry, removing all oil, dust, grease, loose dirt, rust, and other foreign materials)
  • Apply one (1) coat of Macropoxy 920™ primer
  • Apply two (2) coats of Macropoxy 646™ coating (final coat white)
  • Following the appropriate cure time, perform a scan of exterior coating with a holiday meter to verify coating integrity
  • Collect and dispose of generated waste during coating
  • Restore tank storage contents labels
Rusted aboveground JET A fuel tank

A side view of the storage tanks before work began.

A top view of the storage tanks before work began.

A close-up of the peeling paint of the old coating.

A side view of the recoated aboveground JET A fuel storage tanks.

A closeup of the recoated filter and fill ports.

A top view of the recoated aboveground storage tanks.

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