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Secondary Spill Containment Protection - Safeguard Secondary Containment

Secondary containment is paramount to prevent leaks and spills from polluting surrounding areas and groundwater. ArmorThane industrial coatings are involved in the maintenance and rehabilitation of all types of containment systems. These systems may be sealed or open air with surfaces of metal, plastic, concrete, or geotextile materials. Polyurea coatings are ideal for any secondary containment system, in particular:

  • Oil and Gas Well Sites and Facilities
  • Tank Farms, Dikes, or Berms
  • Sumps and Trenches
  • Chemical Facilities and Storage Areas
  • Tanks Farm Dikes or Berms
  • Chemical Facilities and Storage Areas

ArmorThane has several pure and hybrid Polyurea and Polyurethane products for spraying secondary containment booms, pits, or building containment berms. These products cure to form a leak-proof membrane that prevents any spills. It has the flexibility to prevent cracking with weather and ground shift.

Leak-Proof Membrane

Creating a leak-proof membrane is crucial for secondary and oil containment. Aging systems can fail when needed most due to freeze-thaw, intense dry heat, ground shift, and other environmental factors. Fortunately, ArmorThane has several protective coatings that create a long-lasting chemical and waterproof barrier. The coating seals around all cracks and crevices, including penetrations. Spraying over a geotextile material and other containment berms and pits is both effective and inexpensive. If equipment is moved, removed, or added, the containment can be securely patched if required.

Corrosion and Weather Resistance

Back-up systems generally involve hazardous materials such as chemicals, fuels, wastewater, crude oil, and other corrosive liquids. Our polyurethane and polyurea coatings contain corrosion, rust, and surface degradation that can cause secondary containment and oil containment systems to fail. Reactants and corrosive materials sit harmlessly against ArmorThane’s polymers without harming the surface. Maintenance and liability costs can be greatly reduced. In addition to corrosion and rust, ArmorThane coatings are not damaged by constant exposure to direct sunlight. Our coatings will expand and contract without cracking in extreme weather.

In addition to corrosion and rust, ArmorThane coatings are not damaged by constant exposure to direct sunlight. They expand and contract without cracking in extreme weather.

Custom Application

, Unlike pre-formed liners, sprayed-on coatings are thinner and take up less space. They form a seamless membrane that exactly fits the shape, even where poles, pumps, and other internal or external structures attach.

Rubber Liner and Paint Problems

Rubber lining, paint, and other surface protection do not last as long as polymers such as polyurethane and polyurea. They can also release and absorb materials causing contamination. And they do not have the same abrasion and corrosion resistance as polyurethane or polyurea. Rubber and paint contain weaknesses that chemically-aggressive fluids will find and exploit. Many of our products are 25-40% less expensive with better durability than comparable epoxy coatings.

Key Coating Products for Secondary Containment

ArmorThane Secondary Containment coatings are involved with all types of containment systems that may be sealed or open air with surfaces of metal, plastic, concrete, or geotextile materials. The goal is to prevent leaks and spills from harming people, surrounding areas, and groundwater. Here are the products typically used:

  • EnviroThane – modified polyurea: top-of-the-line chemically resistance and impermeable membrane; quick set time; excellent flexibility; extremely low shrinkage rates (even better than typical elastomers)
  • HighLine 310 – polyureas: sets as quickly as 2 seconds; very good impact, abrasion, and chemical resistance; consistent qualities even in extreme hot or cold climates
  • HighLine 510 – pure polyurea: excellent corrosion resistance; superior skid resistance even to the HighLine 310; slightly slower set time for a smoother texture application; lower sensitivity to moisture for spraying in environments that don’t allow other elastomeric coatings options
  • Armor HiChem – polyurea: most comprehensive chemical and corrosion resistance; good skid resistance; very good impact and abrasion resistance; ideal for chemically corrosive material handling
  • SureGrip – soft polyurea: greatest elongation properties, tensile and tear strength for high movement; adapts very well to multiple substrates; highest coefficient of friction, maxing out our slip resistance testing

Secondary Containment before and after