The selection of the correct lining system is based on several considerations. Often there is more then “one right answer” to protect a substrate from chemical attack and corrosion.
For example, a typical question might be “ I have a floor that has 20% sulfuric acid at 60o C being spilled on it. What should I use?” There is not necessarily one simple answer. In this case there are several lining system options. Thin film lining systems, monolithic lining systems, brick/tile lining, red mandana stone flooring, polymer concrete could be considered. In this case one has to weigh the initial capital cost of a particular lining or material against the projected life of the system. One needs to consider the price factor in selecting a lining.
PRICE EVALUATION FACTORS
ALL LINING CATEGORIES CAN BE COST EFFECTIVE
- Expected life – severity of service
- Initial cost vs. life cycle cost
- Down time cost & production costs
- Maintenance costs