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WATER TANK

PROTECTIVE COATINGS
PERFORMANCE THAT TOWERS ABOVE THE REST
Of the more than one million tanks
in use across America, a large majority
WATERTIGHT TESTIMONY
Tnemec products consistently adhere well and
utilize Tnemec protective coatings.
provide lasting protection, which means I dont
have to worry about coatings for years to come.

GERALD W. BEVER
Water & Wastewater Operations
Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers

left: 2010 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Newton, KS

EARNING THE INDUSTRYS


MOST TRUSTED REPUTATION
A record of superior product extensive line of durable, high-
performance and development has performance products for both
made Tnemec one of the largest, interior and exterior tank applications.
privately-held coatings companies in
North America and the single most Regardless of the conditions
reliable resource for protection of harsh weather, temperature extremes
concrete and steel potable water or constant immersion Tnemec
storage tanks. coatings are sure to stand the test of
time, lowering maintenance costs and
As a result of continuous research, extending the lifecycle of water tanks,
rigorous testing and meticulous which are often the source and symbol
refinement, Tnemec offers an of community spirit and pride.

above: 2009 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Dublin, OH

right: Greensburg, KS

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left: Hillsborough County, FL

left: 2012 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Okaloosa Island, FL DEPENDABLE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND
CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING EXPERTISE
New technology is only part of the Tnemec coatings consultants are
story. Tnemecs reliable, performance- backed by a technical support staff
driven coatings are backed by that travels across the country sharing
RIGHT, READY ANSWERS unequaled technical support. With their expertise in product application,
Tnemec coatings are extremely user-friendly. The an average of 17 years of experience analysis and coating evaluation. When
in the industry, Tnemec coatings theyre not in the field, technical
sales representatives are always there when you
consultants have the in-depth staff members are actively involved
need them. Theyre very prompt, knowledgeable
knowledge necessary to assist in industry organizations or working
and easy to work with. customers with coating product and closely with Tnemecs research
system recommendations to meet and development team on new
RICH LILL their unique environmental and product introductions.
President
situational needs, and ultimately,
R.M. Lill Inc.
provide long-lasting results.

TAKING POINT ON INNOVATION FOR


PERFORMANCE THAT HOLDS WATER TEST OF TIME The 750,000-gallon standpipe
in the city of Winthrop, Massachusetts,
presented a challenge when it needed
Tnemec has always been at the Persistent research and development recoating in 1996. Durability and maximum
forefront of coatings technology. It is proof of Tnemecs resolve to service life were primary requirements for
started with the introduction of epoxy provide the best possible solutions the new coating system. Color and gloss
and polyurethane coatings for use for chemical, corrosion and abrasion retention were also critical considerations
on water tanks, which represented resistance, long-term durability, given the standpipes red, white and blue
an industry milestone. Tnemec then low volatile organic compounds colors, which are especially susceptible
continued to lead with an organic (VOCs), rapid low-temperature to degradation from ultraviolet (UV) light.
zinc-rich primer, which was the first to cure and ease of application. After more than 20 years, Tnemecs
be certified for use in potable water coating system has endured the harsh
immersion service. With a proven record of unmatched exposure in this demanding windswept,
performance, Tnemec water tank salt-air coastal environment.
The next significant development was coating systems are truly second
the extremely stable chemistry of to none.
Tnemecs superior fluoropolymer
topcoats. Their innovative formulation
prevents colors from fading, retaining
their high gloss and vibrancy over
extended periods of time.

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left: Sumter, SC

TEST OF TIME At 4.1 million gallons, the

BUILDING IN THE BEST PROTECTION hydropillar in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, was


the largest elevated tank in the world
for potable water when constructed in

RIGHT FROM THE START 2000. So its understandable that project


engineers had great expectations for the
exterior coating system from Tnemec
Tnemec is often the coating system of or during on-site construction. Next, with its dry-fall characteristics and long-
choice for new water tank construction a carefully chosen intermediate coat term color and gloss retention. Today,
no matter the structural style, local is added to ensure greater long-term this landmark continues to make a big
conditions or other challenges. durability. Finally, a high-performance impression after more than 15 years.
finish coat provides seamless
To provide the best possible coverage, vibrant color and UV-
corrosion protection, the first step in resistant gloss retention for beautiful,
the process is applying fast-curing, visually arresting aesthetics.
reliable primers, either in the shop

ENDURING SIGN OF QUALITY


ARTFUL SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY TYPE I n my experience, the longevity and performance
of Tnemec coatings are superior, which is important,

AND CONFIGURATION OF TANK


given the high visibility of water tanks.

BEN WOFFORD
Principal Engineer
In countless communities, where overcoat. When overcoating is Design South Professionals, Inc.
water tanks emblazoned with graphic an option, Tnemec offers a variety of
designs or school logos have become effective topcoats, including those
symbols of pride, Tnemecs rich color with dry-fall characteristics that can be
palette offers creative possibilities spray-applied at the job site. Whether
to renew the beauty and integrity of an overcoat or a complete recoat is
an existing tank and leave a lasting needed, your representative will tailor
impression for many years. a coating system that will maintain right: Santa Fe, NM

long-lasting performance and


Tnemec coatings consultants can also aesthetic appeal.
perform an overcoat analysis that will
indicate if the existing paint needs
to be removed or if it can support an

right: Fort Mill, SC

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left: Puyallup, WA

PRODUCTS THAT STAND THE INDUSTRY-LEADING PRODUCTS


TEST OF TIME EVERY TIME ONLY FROM TNEMEC
Tnemec interior coating systems coating systems conform HYDRO-ZINC HYDROFLON
represent the most comprehensive to the American Water Works Over 10,000 tanks have been This exterior finish coat, introduced for
NSF/ANSI Std. 61 selection in the Association (AWWA) D102 coated with Hydro-Zinc since its use on water tanks in 2001, is known
industry and include liners that can be Standard for Painting Steel introduction in 1997. The first organic for its outstanding resistance to UV
applied and cured at low temperatures. Water Storage Tanks. Tnemec zinc-rich primer to be NSF/ANSI light degradation, unprecedented
Whenever specifications require also offers VOC-compliant coating Std. 61 certified for use in potable long-term color and gloss retention,
incredible longevity and protection systems that meet every air quality water immersion, Hydro-Zinc has and excellent resistance to abrasion
for the tanks exterior, Tnemec regulation in North America. demonstrated unparalleled long-term and chalking. HydroFlons advanced
zinc-rich primer, polyurethane and corrosion protection for both the generation fluoropolymer technology
fluoropolymer technologies are interior and exterior of steel water vastly exceeds the life expectancy of
considered the standard for the tanks. It is compliant throughout North traditional polyurethane topcoats. This
industry. Many of these America with versions featuring low extends time between maintenance
HAPs levels and less than 100 grams cycles, thereby reducing future
per liter VOCs. repainting costs. HydroFlon is also
GREAT RESULTS, MANY TANKS available in a low-VOC formulation
that is compliant with even the most
H ydroFlon is a top-of-the-line coating for water stringent air pollution regulations.
storage tanks. Weve applied the product on
numerous jobs and couldnt be more pleased
UNI-BOND MASTIC EPOXOLINE
with the results.
Formulated specifically to overcoat Protecting tanks all over the country,
sound rusted steel and aged coating this next-generation 100% solids
STEVE BREND, JR. systems, Uni-Bond Mastic provides epoxy liner is built to fight corrosion
President high-build, elastomeric protection for in steel and concrete tanks containing
above: Tank Interior Jetco, Ltd. water tank exteriors. Ideal for projects potable water. With a robust
Rosemont, IL
where minimal surface preparation is formulation that can stand up to harsh
possible, this mastic acrylic coating chemicals and water immersion alike,
forms a tough, flexible and impact- Epoxoline offers a high-build film and
resistant film that is compatible with a is available with fast-cure capabilities
variety of high-performance topcoats, for quick return to service. The product
TEST OF TIME Back in 2001, the 500,000-gallon including fluoropolymer finishes. is NSF/ANSI Std. 61 certified and
composite elevated tank in Granbury, Texas, Additionally, this product is low VOC, meets the strictest requirements for
became the first water tank in the United low odor and dry-fall capable, coating exactable levels in drinking
States to receive an exterior finish coat of making it more convenient to apply in water.
Tnemecs high-performance fluoropolymer occupied areas.
coating, Series 700 HydroFlon. After more
than fifteen years in the hot Texas sun, the
finish coat still holds its luster with the town
motto, Where Texas History Lives, drawing
people into the citys historic square to visit
the many other historic landmarks.

right: Plant City, FL

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right: 2011 Tnemec Tank of the Year
Hollywood, FL

left: 2015 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Cocoa, FL

left: 2016 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Ann Arbor, MI

DUE RECOGNITION
We had great community support with this project
and have received many compliments and inquiries
from other villages. Were delighted to receive this
national recognition.

JIM BOWLES
Superintendent of Sewer and Water
Village of Lake Villa
2008 Tank of the Year Winner

THE HEIGHT OF ACHIEVEMENT


TANK OF THE YEAR right: 2014 Tnemec Tank of the Year
Midland, TX

Water tanks are not only functional, If you would like to nominate a
theyre iconic emblematic of a favorite water tank, contact your
communitys or districts sense of Tnemec coatings consultant, or visit
camaraderie and self-expression. tnemec.com/tankoftheyear.
It is for this reason that, each year,
Tnemec names a Tank of the Year
winner, recognizing and celebrating
the aesthetic, creative and innovative DESIGN YOUR WINNING
applications of Tnemec coatings on
water tanks. New construction or WATER TANK ONLINE
renovation projects may be nominated,
and all tank styles are eligible. Utilize our innovative, web-based design tool to select
tank styles, choose from a wide palette of colors, and
add graphics, text and a logo. Then view it in a virtual
environment from different perspectives to get a more
accurate visualization of the finished design.

right: 2013 Tnemec Tank of the Year


Mt. Vernon, IL VISIT TNEMEC.COM/TANK3D

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Front Cover Project: Mount Jackson, VA

INNOVATION IN EVERY COAT

Tnemec Company Inc. 6800 Corporate Drive Kansas City, Missouri 64120-1372 1-800-TNEMEC1 Fax: 816-483-3969 tnemec.com

Published technical data, instructions and pricing are subject to change without notice. Contact your Tnemec technical representative for current technical data, instructions and pricing. Warranty information: The service life of Tnemec coatings will vary. For warranty,
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