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Issue 18

AVES Relies on ChemLine® Coating to Maintain Product Purity in Edible Oil Storage Tanks

Maintaining Product Purity in Edible Oil Storage TanksAVES and its group of companies in Turkey are actively trading diesel and crude sunflower seed oil, investing in a multi-seed crushing, refining and biodiesel production plant, owning and operating a port and connected oil and vegetable oil terminals and other businesses.

AVES is one of the largest Edible Oil Producers in Turkey and operates a facility in Mersin, a city/ port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Previously AVES had 14 carbon steel storage tanks at the Mersin facility lined with the ChemLine® 784/32 coating system from Advanced Polymer Coatings. AVES was pleased with the performance and high purity performance of the unique ChemLine® system, and also with the experienced/professional crews doing the application and inspection work from APC’s Turkish operations in Tuzla, Marine Line Coating San.İç ve Dış Tic.A.S.
Inside storage tank coated with tightly cross-linked polymer coating technology. An inside look at one of the four storage tanks at AVES shows the unique ChemLine® 784/32 tightly cross-linked polymer coating technology. This ensures a virtual non-permeable surface, ideal for holding edible oils. This minimizes any cargo absorption and assures product purity.

AVES recently requested that Marine Line Coating San.İç ve Dış Tic.A.S. coat four additional carbon steel tanks (a total of 1,000 square meters) at Mersin that are used for fatty acid distillates (Fatty Acids) storage at ambient temperature, as shown above.

This ChemLine® 784/32 coating project was again a success and these tanks are now in service. So to date, 18 tanks have now been coated with ChemLine® 784/32 at the facility, and in 2015 AVES will construct additional storage tanks, and again coat these with ChemLine®.

Contact Us

For more information on the ChemLine® coatings for your tank storage needs, contact your APC representative, and in Turkey, contact Captain Koray Karagoz from Marine Line Coating San.İç ve Dış Tic.A.S.