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Lining Systems Stainless Steel Lining the Easy Way

Editor: Dominik Stephan

From Steuler KCH comes a new flexible and practical lining system: Bekasteel. Made of stainless steel it is perfectly suited for use in areas that are subjected to high thermal, chemical and mechanical stress. It can be applied in numerous ways for discharge and collecting basins, as well as for reliably protecting storage tanks, collecting pits and drainage channels.

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Since the installation and commissioning of the lining system in a three-lane tank cleaningfacility for silo tankers at Alfred Talke GmbH & Co. KG in Stade around twelve years ago,over 100,000 tankers have been cleaned. Mandatory inspections are performed every fiveyears, and the most recent of these took place earlier this year. It revealed that one piece oflining just 80 by 80 centimetres in size needed replacing and that some welds in theintegrated drainage channel needed reworking.
Since the installation and commissioning of the lining system in a three-lane tank cleaningfacility for silo tankers at Alfred Talke GmbH & Co. KG in Stade around twelve years ago,over 100,000 tankers have been cleaned. Mandatory inspections are performed every fiveyears, and the most recent of these took place earlier this year. It revealed that one piece oflining just 80 by 80 centimetres in size needed replacing and that some welds in theintegrated drainage channel needed reworking.
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Bekasteel also offers a comparatively inexpensive solution for the refurbishment of existing structures: The individual elements are prefabricated at the factory, thus significantly shortening any unavoidable downtimes. The service lifetimes achieved so far are impressive too. A certificate of approval for use in facilities for storing, filling and transferring water-polluting substances has been applied for with the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

The usually three-millimeters-thick stainless steel panels are available in a multitude of versions, with both smooth and non-stick as well as non-slip surfaces, and in square or rectangular formats. There are 48 tie rods per square metre on the reverse side for making the connection to the underlying surface. The system copes easily with large temperature fluctuations, and even short-term peaks of up to 160 degrees Celsius. The individual panels are welded together using the TIG / MIG method. A version featuring permanently flexible joints is also an option.

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The panels can be installed on the walls and ceiling of a room without problem. The system can also reliably bridge cracks in the subsurface. Leak testing, using, for example, the dye penetration method, is performed in accordance with the applicable regulations. Its electrostatic dissipation characteristics also mean that it can be used in areas with potentially explosive atmospheres.

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