Do plating tanks need liners?

Plating tanks hold various chemical solutions used in metal plating. These chemical solutions can be highly corrosive, and leakage can cause damage to equipment and the environment. One effective way to help prevent these issues is by using a tank lining system.

The answer to the question is yes, plating tanks do need liners. There are many different tank liners, but only some protect against vapors. The concentrated vapors produced by plating solutions can cause serious damage to traditional PVC liners. Liners made for these tanks in particular have specific parts to prevent leaking or damage.

Benefits of plating tank liners

  • Protection — By lining your tank, you are providing it with necessary protection to keep the tank operating safely. This can extend the lifetime of your equipment, saving you money in the long run.
  • Maintenance — Liners tend to make cleaning and maintenance easier. Plating chemicals can be difficult to remove from metal surfaces. The cleaning process may require harsh chemicals and can take hours to complete. With a drop-in liner, cleaning becomes a much simpler process.
  • Quality — Liners can enhance the quality of the plating process. By preventing spills and leaks, you can ensure that the plating tank stays at an optimal internal concentration.

These are just some of the benefits that can come with tank lining systems. Unlike some other kinds of tank liners, plating tank liners have multiple layers. This adds protection, since the material in these tanks can be sensitive and dangerous.

Plating tank liner components

  • Skirt — The lining skirt acts as a secondary layer of defense against corrosive chemicals. While these are optional, skirts are a popular option for significantly lengthening the lifetime of your tank liner and reducing leakage issues. Some skirts will dissolve over time, leaving the main liner vulnerable. LFP skirts, however, are chemically inert. This means they will not break down, so both layers of your lining system can stay intact for maximum protection.
  • Main liner — The main liner is responsible for protecting your tank from chemical leakage or exposure. PVC is a good material for the main liner. It is lightweight, easy to install and resistant to chemicals. Some PVC thermoplastics are specifically designed to withstand intense chemical exposure. These can help keep your tank sealed and protected.

Witt Lining Systems offers high-quality plating tank liners

At Witt Lining Systems, you can find liners that match the needs of your tank. Our flexible drop-in solutions are designed to fit nearly any tank. Lining your tank can protect your equipment, reduce maintenance time and ensure consistent quality in your products.
Get in touch with us today to discover a flexible drop-in tank liner solution that fits your needs.

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