Case Study

Protection for Acid Dilution Tank


Power Station, UK.

Scope of work

An acid dilution tank in service at a UK power station required protection against 15% sulphuric acid, at ambient temperatures averaging 25°C. During the dilution process water enters the bottom of the tank, and acid is introduced more slowly to the top of the tank.



  • Polyglass VEF;  Polyglass VEF is ideal for use in immersion environments where superior chemical resistance is required, making it the ideal coating for the acid dilution tank.
  • Polyglass VE Veilcoat.


  • Plasmet ZF
  • Corrothane AP1

Coating system

The tank was blasted to Sa2½. It was then thoroughly cleaned down and vacuumed. Polyglass VEF was applied to the internals in several coats, to reach the required DFT, followed by a coat of VE Veilcoat. The externals of the vessel were coated with Plasmet ZF and a top coat of Corrothane AP1 to the customers specified colour.

After curing full QA tests, including thickness and spark testing, were completed. No defects or holidays were identified and the tank was assessed as being fully protected for service in an aggressive sulphuric acid service environment. The Polyglass coating system will significantly increase the expected service life of the tank and will reduce periods of expensive downtime.


Internals of tank on arrival to Corrocoat workshop

Internal lining of Tank

Tank, following coating work completed

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