I have a client who wants a estimate on the repainting of two "in use" propane tanks on thier industrial site. They are in or near parking lots, making them safe firewise from industrial sparks. Not worried about overspraying autos.
I'm concerned about the safety issues when sandblasting and/or applying coatings. Should they be full, half-full, empty? Other safety issues?
I would recomend contacting the propane supplier for recomended methods.
I know around here most of the tanks are owned by the supplier and they usually provide the maintence on them. Its worth a phone call anyway
I may be a little late but I would add to the previous post with this advice: the facility owner is required to have (under OSHA standards) a plan that addresses the safe use and storage of this material. I would ask to see a copy of their safety rules and regualtions. You may find that it specifies non-sparking tools when working on or around these storage tanks. This would obviously cancel out any thought of abrasive blasting. If they do not have a written program then I would not go any further.
A friend of mine ran a tank repainting project on a large Natural Gas Tank in Boston. I believe surface prep was limited to pressure-washing only.
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