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Tank Coating Case Study

Tank Coating using Cahill Heaters
Tank Coating using Cahill Heaters

Providing safe, breathable heat while maintaining ambient conditions

Tank coating is a sensitive operation which requires a high degree of precision. Ambient conditions needed to be maintained consistently to make coatings last longer and to avoid rework. It is critical that the right industrial heater is selected to maintain a consistent ambient temperature.

A leading coatings contractor was undertaking a tank coating contract at a major refinery in Alberta, Canada. With the weather fluctuating constantly, maintaining an ambient temperature was a major challenge. The contractor observed that the commercial heater on site did not deliver heat evenly leading to thickening and sagging of the coating. Also, the air delivered from the heater drove the humidity up leading to longer coating times.

...the contractor decided to replace the heaters on site with Cahill's patented CH15MS heaters.

With each passing day, the threat of missing deadlines and having to rework loomed large. At this point, the contractor decided to replace the heaters on site with Cahill's patented CH15MS heaters. Featuring an inbuilt thermostat, Cahill's portable heaters allow the customer to adjust the temperature to maintain an ideal ambient temperature throughout the process. The hot, dry air delivered through portable ducting helps control the humidity to speed up the coating process.

Portable Heaters used in Tank Coating to maintain a consistent ambient temperature.
Portable Heaters used in Tank Coating to maintain a consistent ambient temperature.

With safety features that guarantee zero-leakage and designed to deliver perfectly breathable air, the heaters kept the workers safe and warm throughout the operation. Featuring a 14" static pressure, the Cahill heaters were able to deliver hot air from hundreds of feet away.

The technology switch allowed the customer to not only eliminate the threat of rework but also helped them complete the tank coating job several days in advance. This allowed for early commissioning of the tank and had a direct positive impact on the revenue.