Project Spotlight: West Blocton Tank Rehab

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

Induron partnered with The Kelley Group and Robinson and Sons Construction to complete a rehabilitation of three existing ground storage tanks located in West Blocton, Alabama. The relationships we maintain with The Kelley Group and Robinson and Sons helped Induron secure this project, which demonstrates just how much relationships matter in the industrial coatings business.

While working with Ronnie Robinson on a separate project (three-tank overcoat in Helena, Alabama), I asked if Induron could have a shot at specifying the products for the tanks in West Blocton. He said he’d give it some thought. Fortunately, one week later, Mr. Robinson called to award the project to Induron.

Induron specified an exterior full blast and re-coat system, using Indurazinc MC67, Induramastic 85, Indurethane 6700 Flat Urethane and Perma-Gloss Fluorourethane:

  • Indurazinc MC67 was used as the prime coat in the multi-coat system that was specified for this project. It is a single component, moisture-cured, aromatic urethane, organic zinc-rich primer that provides galvanic protection for carbon steel substrates. It offers the durability, toughness and adhesion of a densely cross-linked polyurethane binder to provide outstanding long-term corrosion protection.
  • Induramastic 85 is a high-build, surface-tolerant epoxy formulated for excellent adhesion and a strong epoxy intermediate coat between the zinc primer and polyurethane second intermediate coat.
  • Indurethane 6700 Flat Urethane was used in this project as a second intermediate coat to provide additional UV protection to the underlying coatings. Because this product also offers complete color flexibility, the client was able to choose a contrasting light blue color that they preferred.
  • Perma-Gloss Fluorourethane was used as the top coat to provide the benefit of extremely long-term maintenance cycles. In fact, Perma-Gloss provides some of the best color and gloss retention of any readily available industrial coating.

The Kelley Group was pleased with the finished project, loved the look of the tanks and how easy it was to work with Induron and Robinson and Sons.









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