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Pumpcoat does repairs & coating for Fuel Oil Tank foundations

June 26, 2017

One of Pumpcoat/PCI Contractor’s Gas Turbine Power Generation customers have some ageing Concrete Tanks with moats (gravel based containments) that house fuel oil, and were showing a lot of cracking and spalling.   PCI was chosen to perform rehabilitation and coating on these surfaces.

The two tanks measure approximately 100 foot diameter each, the bases at 116 feet.  Pumpcoat used a system of Sika products to repair the spalling and cracks, per customer specs. The cracks were hand prepped  by removing cracked paint,  notching or V-cutting them, and cleaned to remove any oils or loose debris.  The bases and moat walls were power-washed.

Sika flex was injected into the smaller cracks, allowed to cure. Larger cracks were filled with SikaTop Cementitious Repair Mortar.  The cured cracks were then sealed with SikaProof Seal. Sika Armatec was applied on any exposed rebar. A Corrosion Control additive was mixed into the repair mortar where necessary to prevent further corrosion.  Resto-crete was used for rebuilding larger areas where concrete had worn away.    Finally,  Pumpcoat epoxy coated the bases in a waterproof epoxy system.   The gravel in the moat areas was backfilled with fresh gravel, and the project was complete.  The customer was very pleased with the final result, and the tank bases had been brought up to Environmental code.

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