Coatings generally refer to the protective barrier applied to the exterior surfaces of any structure. Coatings may be exposed to the atmosphere, buried conditions, immersed conditions or specific corrosive environments (such as in a chemical plant scenario)
Linings generally refer to the protective barrier applied to the internal surfaces of pipelines and tanks. Linings are almost always subjected to immersion conditions, which may also be chemically aggressive.
The variety and efficacy of coatings is a vast and specialised field. Careful selection of appropriate coatings and linings is critical to ensure a fit-for-purpose asset. Isinyithi can assist clients in this process.
The key factors which should be considered in any coating or lining include: