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by Ron Joseph

July, 2003

Painting Steel Storage Tanks

Q. Where can I find information of how to refinish above ground fuel storage tanks. requirements, restrictions, environmental, types of coatings, repair of oxides before recoating?

A. You might be able to get the information you require from the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC) in Pittsburgh, PA. ( The SSPC has a two-volume book on painting of steel structures that you might want to purchase.

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