Preparing a Storage Tank for Coating

An important factor to consider when applying a coating for storage tank lining, before any product is even sprayed, is the preparation of the steel. When applying solvent-free coatings this is especially important. For a coating to perform to expectations and avoid...

Another Big Tank Lining Project Underway

Double Skin Tank Lining Site Set-up Ready to start work on another big double skin tank lining project. All set-up on our client’s site. This is how we like to have our equipment on site. The placement needs to be as efficient as possible and this way maximises...

Pitting Corrosion and Storage Tank Failure

Pitting corrosion is one of the most common types of corrosion found in storage tanks, especially underground tanks. It can also be one of the most serious. What is Pitting Corrosion Pitting corrosion is a localised form of metal deterioration. It displays as small...

Massive Fines for Leaking Storage Tanks

Time and time again we see examples of why it makes perfect business sense to install a lining system. Especially in underground storage tanks. This is a long-term cost-saving move, and not just for the increased lifespan that the storage tank will have. You...

The Cost of Pipeline Corrosion and How to Stop it

Corrosion at its base level is the gradual destruction of materials by chemical reaction with their environment. This is a natural process and is what we all recognise as rusting in metals. It can occur in other materials too. Ceramics and plastics, for instance, can...

The Ultimate Guide to Abfad’s Services

Since 1996 Abfad Ltd have provided a wealth of services to industry. We always look to solve well known industry problems. From single and double skin tank lining to industrial rope access, confined space rescue and rope rescue. We even sell our own magnet system for...