Cooling Tower Coatings: Best Protective Chemical 9th December 2022

Cooling Tower Coatings: Best Protective Chemical

At Cold Water Storage, we have two main coating systems, both WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved, that we apply to cooling towers and cold water storage tanks.

We are frequently asked to conduct site assessments and develop plans for renovating cooling towers corroded or damaged surfaces. With 30+ years of experience in the legionella and water hygiene industries, we have built a solid reputation among our clients.

We’re trustworthy, good value, and knowledgeable about all aspects of water tanks and systems.

Deterioration of Your Cooling Tower

When cooling towers are riddled with corrosion, or either the surface is damaged or the structure is breaking down, we get a lot of call-ins. Usually, these problems with the towers is due to the break down or delaminating of the original coating.

As a result of this, the surfaces may start to leak and exhibit poor chemical resistance. Untreated cooling tower sludge and scale can encourage the growth of bacteria and cause legionnaires’ disease.

Our Repair and Refurbishment

Cooling tower repair jobs are something that Cold Water Storage has a lot of expertise with. Our clients frequently receive an estimate and project plan that is more trustworthy and accurate thanks to our experience and understanding.

We frequently anticipate problems and obstacles that arise during cooling tower repair operations, and we take the required precautions to guarantee the project’s success.

Our crew gets to work right away by thoroughly preparing with specialised mechanical tools and skilled workers. When the surface is prepared and any necessary surface repairs have been made, we start applying our coating system.

The coating is used in a certain way to ensure thorough and dependable coverage.

Our Coating Solutions

Since their introduction, the polyurea and polyurethane coating systems have enjoyed enormous popularity and success in the coatings business. Both polyurea and polyurethane are excellent for both interior and exterior applications and have exceptional chemical and UV resistance.

However, because polyurethane is less effective at UV protection than polyurea, polyurea is preferred for outdoor applications.

Although both polyurethane and polyurea are flexible, polyurethane needs to be recoated more frequently than polyurea does. In spite of the higher initial cost, polyurea has lower ongoing maintenance expenses because it practically requires none.

The polyurea reaction is substantially faster than the polyurethane reaction, which can sometimes be the decisive factor. It takes less time to apply and cure, as well. Additionally, polyurea requires fewer coatings to reach the necessary thickness.

Polyurea and Polyurethane

As well as having a naturally thicker consistency, polyurea also has a lifespan up to 35 years longer than polyurethane. And because of the quicker curing time, our team can respond to client requirements more quickly.

Therefore, your business activity will be less disrupted because your component will quickly resume operation.

The best material to use for coatings is subjective depending on the project. In terms of cost, specifications, and requirements. But polyurea is usually the first choice due to it’s chemical resistance and waterproofing properties. Not to mention that it helps in shielding against rust, corrosion, and other issues such as fostering bacterial growth.

Of course, polyurea is also the most economical choice because of its many advantages and lack of maintenance. Polyurethane is still an excellent choice, though, for coating applications.

Get in Touch

If your cold water storage tanks need any installations, repairs, relining, or replacements, let us know. We have your back.

Contact our staff right away! Ring us on 01943 872 311 or send a message to our inbox, with your enquiries. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible!