According to the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia, the disinfection of water (potable or recycled) with a chemical disinfectant (chlorine or chloramine) requires time for the chemical to react with and kill the target microbial pathogens. The effective contact time is often less than assumed.
Many water utilities use a target-free or total chlorine residual in their treatment systems to achieve a level of disinfection they understand to be adequate. This approach to disinfection can be improved in most cases.
Corrosion is a natural phenomenon governed by chemistry, metallurgy, and electricity. Energy added during the smelting and refining of iron ore causes an energy imbalance, leading to corrosion. Three elements must be present for corrosion: a metal, an electrolyte, and oxygen. Corrosion on the outside of water storage solutions varies greatly based on atmospheric conditions.
The interior and exterior corrosion of potable water storage solutions can be effectively controlled by using protective coatings and cathodic protection. Coatings are the accepted method for protecting the tank’s exterior, creating a barrier against chemical compounds and moisture.
Coatings are essential for protecting the tank’s exterior, providing a barrier against chemical compounds and moisture. While an electrolyte is not always present in this area, water ingress prevention is critical. We offer tried and tested services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Dalby, Darwin, and Geelong.
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