Preserving Fuel Storage Tanks
The power station at Kings Lynn needed to preserve a 50,000-liter fuel storage tank that was not being used and was unlikely to be used in the near future. The power station staff was concerned that the tank could start to corrode, particularly from the inside out, due to the fact that the inside of the tank was bare metal. According to Cortec, its VpCI®-705 was chosen to protect the tank because:
- The customer required a solution that would protect the inside of the tank from corrosion for a period of up to two years, while at the same time allowing the tank to be placed into use without any requirements for cleaning it out first — should the need arise.
- Being a corrosion-control fuel additive, it would ensure that the storage tank would be protected and could be put straight back into use without the need for any cleaning or adverse effect.
- This solution has resulted in the low-cost storage of this asset for a period of up to two years.