ARCOR Chemical Tank Barge Coatings
ARCOR has seen service in dozens of Chemical Transport Barges with several Barge Transport companies over the past 8 years, with excellent performance in a wide range of chemicals – caustics, acids, solvents, petrochemicals and Food Grade Oils. Depending on projected service, ARCOR has specified either S-15, S-20 or EE-121.
ARCOR Chemical Transport Barge Coatings are spray applied with a Single Coat at 18 to 35 mils (450 to 875 micron) depending upon specific service needs and ARCOR product used.
A typical 10K barge will have a total surface area was approximately 20,000 sqft (1,855 M2).
The entire barge is coated in a single day, with QC on the 2nd day, in service the 3rd day.
This rapid turnaround is one if the key features of using the ARCOR coatings for barges.
As a solvent free system, ARCOR can be applied as a single coat without concern for solvent entrapment.
The superior hang and edge retention of ARCOR coatings allows for single coat high-build applications. Internal cured stress mitigation eliminates any potential micro cracking of the cured coating and allows for very high adhesion.
Elimination of solvents also provides a safer, non-hazardous environment.
Rapid cure allows for QC & repair to be competed the day after coating.
The use of high functionality Novolac epoxy resins gives the highest level of chemical performance.
This chemical performance offers the Barge Transport customers a wider range of load options, increasing versatility.
ARCOR coatings are also generally repairable dockside with hand tools and a brush/roller allowing for return to service within hours.
Chemical Cargos Carried by ARCOR Lined Tank Barges;
- Palm Oil (Palmitic Acid)
- Crude Oil
- Methanol Chloride
- Sulfuric Acids
- Spent Caustic
- Mineral Spirits
- Meta Xylene
- Ortho Xylene
- Para Xylene
- Fuel Oil
- Methylene Chloride
- Pseudo Cumene
- Fracking Fluids
- Hydrochloric Acids