Carboline Company has released Carbotherm 551, an advanced next generation insulative coating. This water-based epoxy insulative coating has multiple uses from protecting workers from burns on hot surfaces to thermal insulation. It dramatically reduces the effects of solar radiation on operating vessels and storage tanks and reduces heat built up which can otherwise result in evaporative emissions from storage tanks containing hydrocarbon or other cargoes, according to the company.
Carbotherm 551 can provide up to 60 percent energy efficiency when applied at 4-6 mm. In a single coat, it can protect against heat caused by solar radiation for pressure vessels, hydrocarbon storage tanks, LP tanks, etc. Owners can reduce their solvent (carbon) emissions on storage tanks by keeping skin temperatures cooler.
In addition to the physical properties, the epoxy has superior resistance to acid or caustic fumes, splash or spills making it ideal for more industrial aggressive applications.
Carbotherm 551 is an innovative, cost-saving, durable, high performance material that helps reduce maintenance costs, protect workers and improve operating efficiency for storage tanks and vessels.