The proprietary fusion powder coating systems offered by Tank Connection are thermoset powders that utilize low-molecular-weight solids that go through a fusion and chemical reaction to form higher-molecular-weight polymers. Once the powder is applied, the bolted steel panels enter an oven where the resins, pigments and other reactive agents crosslink to produce a high molecular weight binder system, resulting with a tough, durable coating system designed for high chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, flexibility, chip resistance, weatherability and UV protection. Tank Connection’s thermoset processes are irreversible. Once the curing and crosslink takes place, the powder coating can not be returned to its original form by any means.
Tank Connection’s flagship facility features a state-of-the-art coating line, over 200 yards (182.88 m) in length. In 2015, a second, larger coating line was installed to keep up with skyrocketing demand for bolted RTP tanks. Tank Connection system and controlled station processes are unmatched by any other tank manufacturer. These include 14 stations, 21 stages and over 110 application processes, checks and inspections. Tank Connection’s coating process includes the most extensive powder coating line ever developed for bolted steel panels utilized in liquid immersion service. Our internal and external coatings are the best available in the market and offered exclusively through Tank Connection.