Chime Tank Application

  • Chime Angle

PROBLEM

Problem: Storage tanks suffer from corrosion of the underside of the base of the tank due to ingress of rainwater between the tank and the concrete base upon which the tank is supported. This situation is dangerous, since the corrosion is occurring in a position which is inaccessible and the results of which will only become apparent when the tank fails. .

APPLICATION

The Thortex Poly Tech Flexible Membrane is applied to create a flashing around the skirt of the tank. This flashing is bonded to the tank and also to the concrete base thus preventing ingress of water. Since the Poly Tech are micro-porous any water trapped beneath the tank will evaporate and dry out further helping the corrosion to stop.