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Frequently Asked Questions

Browse frequently asked questions about Poly Lining Systems’ range. Understand applications, tank compatibility, fuel interactions, and the unique advantages of each product series

General PLS FAQs

Poly lining refers to the process of applying a polymeric material, such as polyethylene or polyurethane, to the interior surfaces of tanks, pipelines, or other equipment to protect against corrosion, abrasion, or chemical attack.

The longevity of poly lining depends on various factors, including the type of polymer used, the operating conditions, and the level of maintenance. Generally, a well-applied poly lining can last for several years or even decades.

Poly lining offers several advantages, including corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, and the ability to extend the service life of equipment. It can also improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

Poly lining can be applied to a wide range of surfaces, including metal, concrete, fiberglass, and more. However, the surface must be properly prepared to ensure good adhesion and longevity of the poly lining.

The application process for poly lining involves cleaning and preparing the surface, followed by the application of the polymeric material using techniques such as spray coating, hand application, or rotational lining.

Poly lining materials can be specifically formulated to meet FDA or NSF/ANSI standards for contact with food or potable water. It is important to select the appropriate lining material that complies with the required regulations.

In some cases, poly lining can be repaired depending on the extent and type of damage. Minor repairs can be done using patching techniques or specialized repair kits, while extensive damage may require recoating or relining.

The cost of poly lining depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of the equipment or structure, the type of lining material, the surface preparation requirements, and the project location. It is best to contact a professional lining company for a detailed quote.

Yes, poly lining can be applied to underground pipelines to protect them against corrosion and extend their lifespan. It is a common practice in industries such as oil and gas, water distribution, and wastewater treatment.

Poly lining materials can be selected to meet environmental standards and regulations. It is important to choose linings that are compatible with the substances being stored or transported and to follow proper disposal procedures for any waste generated during the lining process.

Yes, certain polymeric materials are designed to withstand high temperatures and can be used for lining applications in elevated temperature environments.

The thickness of a poly lining can vary depending on the application and the specific requirements. It can range from a few millimeters to several millimeters, depending on the level of protection needed.

Yes, poly lining can be applied to irregular shapes by using techniques like hand application or custom moldings. This allows for effective protection of complex surfaces.

The application time can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Small tanks or pipelines can be lined within a day or two, while larger or more intricate structures may require several days or weeks for completion.

Yes, poly lining can be applied to both new and existing equipment or structures. However, existing surfaces may require thorough cleaning and preparation to ensure proper adhesion and performance of the poly lining.

PLS Product FAQs

The PLS-311 system is used as a corrosion coating for the interior of above ground tanks storing petroleum fuels.

The PLS 311f variation is formulated for use in fiberglass storage tanks to provide enhanced compatibility with alcohol blended petroleum fuels, alcohol fuels, and biodiesel fuels.

The PLS 411 series provides a structurally reinforced, corrosion-resistant tank bottom that moves smoothly with the tank bottom as it flexes during filling and emptying.

The PLS 411f variation is formulated for use in fiberglass storage tanks as a fiber-reinforced compatibility laminate, offering enhanced compatibility with alcohol blended petroleum fuels, alcohol fuels, and biodiesel fuels.

PLS 477fc is best used on steel and concrete substrates exposed to marine environments and non-potable water applications.

PLS 477pw can be applied to steel surfaces after less extensive preparation to a near white metal condition, whereas competing products typically require a white metal blast.

PLS 477pw is specially formulated for application to steel surfaces in contact with potable water and boasts advantages like no VOCs and erosion resistance.

The PLS 1776 Series creates a monitorable interstitial space between two structural layers of fiber reinforced resin laminates, compatible with various fuels including alcohol-blended petroleum fuels, alcohols, and biodiesel.

The three variations are PLS 1776a for aboveground tank bottoms, PLS 1776u for underground tanks, and PLS 1776f for fiberglass tanks.