Some Common Causes of Coating FailuresApril 15, 2020 1:31 am Leave your thoughts
High-quality coatings are crucial to ensuring the long-term protection of equipment and buildings in industrial settings. They ensure protection against corrosion, contamination and ongoing wear and tear from repeated usage of machinery and components.
However, tank coatings in Colorado and other industrial coatings can and do fail, which leaves equipment vulnerable to a variety of potential threats that could, at the very least, make it perform inefficiently, if not result in a total breakdown and a shortened lifespan. For this reason, it’s important for you to understand what causes these industrial coatings to break down and what you can do to remedy the issue.
Here is a quick overview of some of the most common causes of industrial coating failures.
For the coating to properly adhere itself to the equipment being painted, the surface must have been clean and in good condition. If there are any contaminants on the surface or other particulate matter that gets between the substrate and the coating, it can result in a poor bond between them. This is why you must spend enough time preparing the surface before beginning the industrial coating process—a lack of preparation will result in a lower-quality job that will need to be redone much earlier than would otherwise have been necessary.
The environmental conditions while you’re applying the coating will also have a big impact on whether or not that coating is successful and will remain durable long into the future. Temperature is one example of a condition that can have a large impact on the success of the coating. If it’s either too hot or too cold when paint is applied in a liquid state, the coating may come out looking uneven, resulting in some areas having weak spots that are more likely to blister, flake or crack over time.
You should also consider the humidity of the air and the general air quality and purity. As a general rule, you’re going to want moderate temperatures and humidity in good-quality air conditions.
Formulation of the coating
Any defects in the coating can be a result of improper formulations of the coating itself. It’s important to get coatings from reliable sources that have a history of providing consistent quality with their products. This will ensure the coating project meets your needs.
Technique used for applying the coating
There are a variety of methods you can use to apply coatings on industrial equipment or surfaces. If the coating is applied incorrectly, it can result in defects in the finished product that can cause premature coating failure. If, for example, you apply too much paint in a particular area, it can result in runs and uneven thickness that can be unsightly and cause some weak spots.
These are just a few examples of some of the most common reasons for industrial painting failure. The good news is that most of these issues can be avoided if you work with an experienced professional. For more information about tank coating in Colorado, contact DJC Enterprises Inc. today.
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