Chemical Cargo Tank Linings

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Chemco offer three chemical cargo tank lining systems specifically designed for application within chemical tankers, covering the full pH range from 1 to 14:


SYSTEM 1: Epo-chem™ RS 500P & RA 500M

Solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant, glassflake epoxy coating system providing good resistance
to general chemicals; crude oil, refined oil, saltwater and greywater.

This system has been IMO approved for application in sea water ballast tanks and crude oil
cargo tanks. It has also been certified by NSF for potable water applications and FDA
approved for carrying food and potable water.

System Benefits:

  • Solvent-free
  • Wet & rust tolerant
  • Reduced H&S and Fire Hazard
  • Excellent resistance to general chemicals
  • Major cost savings (reduced labour, surface preparation and equipment cost)
  • No humidity or dew point restrictions
  • Compatible with all epoxy shop primers and existing tank linings


SYSTEM 2: Epo-chem™ RE 500P & RW 500

Solvent-free, rust tolerant, high temperature, glassflake epoxy Novolac system offering
excellent resistance to highly aggressive chemicals; ethanol, methanol and caustic soda.

System Benefits:

  • Solvent-free
  • Any surface preparation method can be utilised;
    abrasive blasting, water jetting or mechanical
  • Excellent chemical and high temperature resistance
  • Reduced H&S and Fire Hazard
  • Reduced overall project cost and downtime
  • Environmentally friendly system



SYSTEM 3: Chem-tect™ RB 300 Series

100% solid, high quality, glassflake vinylester system offering exceptional resistance to
aggressive chemicals at high temperatures; acids and solvents.

System Benefits:

  • Excellent resistance to aggressive chemicals and high temperatures
  • Ideal tank lining system for multi-purpose chemical storage vessels
  • Excellent resistance to thermal ageing, severe corrosive and abrasive environments
  • Full pH protection (1 – 14)
  • Maintenance-free and easy to repair
  • Fast curing allowing quick overcoating, fast application and quick back-in-service times



Related Documents

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Document Name
Report - Quick Guide to Ballast Tank Maintenance
Report - Epo-chem RS 500P - Marine
Report - Epo-chem RA 500M - Marine
Report - Comprehensive Guide to Marine Maintenance and Repair
Reference Letter – V.Ships – RS 500P
Reference Letter - V.ships – Ballast Tank Refurbishment
Reference Letter - Ballast Tank Refurbishment (AET)
Lloyds Type Approval – IMO Resolution MSC.215 (82) PSPC for New Build – Bare & Shop Primed Steel
Lloyds Approval – Ballast Tank Maintenance Coating – RS 500P
Lloyds Approval – Ballast Tank Maintenance Coating – RA 500M
Flyer - Solvent-free Epoxy and Novolac Epoxy Tank & Pipe Linings
Flyer - Potable Water System
Flyer - Polyester and Vinylester Tank & Pipe Linings
Flyer - Multi Purpose Tank Lining System
Flyer - Chemical Tank Maintenance and Repair System
Flyer - Chemical Tank Lining Systems
FDA Approval – Potable Water – RA 500M
FDA Approval – Hot Potable Water, Food & Beverage – RW 500
FDA Approval – Food Contact – RA 500M
Chemco Marine Brochure - PDF
ABS Certificate - IMO PSPC-COT Approved Oil Cargo Tank Coating
ABS Certificate - Ballast Tank Maintenance Coating

Related Case Studies

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Company/Industry Location Date of Job
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical Tanker (Vadero) Gryfia Shipyard, Szczecin, Poland 01-2014
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical Tanker Poland 04-2014
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical Tanker (Vinylester) Poland 05-2016
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical Tanker (Solvent-free Novolac Epoxy) Poland 05-2016
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical-Oil Tanker Chemical Carrier 01-2014
Chemical Tank Refurbishment - Chemical Carrier Singapore 01-2015
Chemical Tank Internal Refurbishment - BP - Grangemouth Petrochemical BP Grangemouth Oil Refinery 09-2009
Chemical Storage Tank Relining - Courtesy of Tryton Designs UK 02-2015
Chemical Storage Tank Lining - Petrochemical Plant UK 06-2016
Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Oil Products Tanker Ireland 02-2015