Tank lining is a way of creating a new plastic tank inside an older metal tank, using layers of fiberglass and resin and the old tank as a mould.Tank lining can be used to prolong the life of a tank, prevent corrosion, cure leaks or keep a cleaned tank clean for longer. By using a double-skinned fibreglass mat as one of the lining layers, the cavity can be filled with a water/glycol mix, linked to a pressure or vacuum leak detection system; effectively creating a double skinned tank.
Every forecourt operator has a duty to carry out a risk assessment and everyone who has tanks over 25 years old should consider getting them lined. Even for much younger tanks, we recommend considering lining as a corrosion prevention measure, especially with the high water content of biofuels. Prevention is always more cost effective than dealing with an actual problem.
Fuel Tank Lining
Lining a tank after DP Fuel Tank Services has cleaned it reduces the chances that problems will return. For specific advice on bio-fuel problems and how lining can help, click here.
Tank lining is also a useful tool for owners of larger tanks and operators of tank farms, extending the life of a tank and preventing leaks. This can be achieved through lining the whole tank or in the case of vertical tanks lining the base and partially lining the walls.
Each project will be led by a DP FTS project manager, ensuring customers always deal with a single person. No matter how many of our services you are using, there will always be just one point of contact and one invoice.
We also ensure the cost to you is the same whether you come through us or go direct.