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Discover the Materials Used for Lining Tanks?

May 4

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Friday, May 04, 2012  RssIcon

Water means life and healthy water is needed in all aspects of our lives, both commercial and domestic.
Water Management Systems are used extensively in industries such as horticulture, maintenance of sports grounds and fish keeping to ensure adequate, healthy supplies of water. As part of this management system water is collected and stored in galvanised or aluminium storage tanks, which are effectively lined to keep them water tight and reduce the effects of evaporation as much as possible. Materials such as Butyl and EPDM rubber liner materials have proven highly effective tank liners. 

The two materials frequently used to line water storage tanks are Butyl and EPDM (Epalyn) rubber. Both of these synthetic materials offer many unique features:

  • flexible and easy to work with,
  • impermeable therefore provides a waterproof seal and resistant to the transmission of liquids,
  • good weather resistant properties 
  • strength and elasticity remain unchanged over many years despite exposure to climatic conditions such as sunlight, UV rays and the ozone,
  • resistant to abrasive wear, tear and puncturing,
  • easy to repair in the unlikely event of a tear or puncture to the liner,
  • can withstand a wide range of temperatures from -30oC up to 120oC. For prolonged periods, the maximum exposure is 60oC. Geotextile protective liners are used to protect the tank liner from prolonged periods of extreme heat or cold temperature radiated through the tank.
Tank liners are a critical component of water storage tanks. They ensure water remains fresh, taste-free and safe from contaminants.

For more information about tank liners, please contact a Russetts Developments sales representative to discuss your requirements. We have extensive experience in providing liners for many types of tanks.



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