Coating: Mascoat Industrial-DTI
Location: Staten Island, NY USA
Thickness: 120 mils (3.0 mm)
Reason for application: Personnel and CUI protection, energy retention
An East coast petroleum company that has storage facilities across the United States had a problem at one facility that they could not solve. They were going through a great deal of energy to keep the product at temperature, but didn’t feel that they could insulate due to the risk of Corrosion Under Insulation and weather-ability. The weather on Staten Island is windy and rainy. Conventional insulation had been ripped off from the wind in the past and they had many problems with CUI when the insulation stayed in place. They felt that they had no option until they discovered Mascoat Products and its thermal insulating coating, Mascoat Industrial-DTI.
Art Fleahman, Mascoat’s Vice President of Business Development, visited the plant and let the personnel know that Mascoat Industrial-DTI could solve their problems. Because the coating bonds directly to the substrate, wind cannot rip the coating off and CUI cannot penetrate the coating. Fleahman performed a BTU Loss Calculation to show the personnel at the facility the difference between an uninsulated tank and one coated with Mascoat Industrial-DTI. It showed that they would lose a great deal less energy and could expect a return on investment within 16 months based on the energy saved. The company’s engineers agreed with the assessment and coating commenced on the roof of 5 tanks in August of 2009.
By only coating the roof of the tanks, the client forecasts that they will see a 10% reduction in energy needs. They have expressed their satisfaction with the product, particularly because of the energy savings. One of the main reason many tank roofs go uninsulated is that personnel cannot access the roof when conventional insulation is used. The clients were happy because the roof could be insulated using Mascoat Industrial-DTI while still being accessible to personnel with no fear of damaging the insulation.