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Abfad lining passes test in Europe

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Tanks and Terminals,

Abfad Ltd has achieved a European Tank Lining Certification, EN13160-7, for its Fuelvac® double skin tank lining system. This lining is designed with environmental protection in mind. It uses solvent-free coatings and non-hazardous materials throughout. The innovative double skin liner provides storage tank operators with a method to protect against damaging unseen corrosion. Also providing 24/7 Class 1 vacuum leak detection monitoring, avoiding dangerous and polluting leaks and spills that can cause serious damage to the environment.

This is a major achievement with 15 years of research and development and over 8 years of testing by TUV Nord in Hamburg, Germany.

Abfad Projects Director, Chris Haritou, said: “The certification has been a long time coming but it’s one we’re all very proud of. We’ve had some tough challenges along the way as the EN Standard tests had to be achieved using solvent-free coatings for the benefit of applicators and our atmosphere. To get the certificate now is a vindication of our stance to develop a lining system that can be one of the most environmentally friendly in the world.”

Operations Director, Alan Fada, added: “The doors are open for us now as to where we can take Fuelvac. We’ll certainly be looking at all the options we have with regards to exporting the system. We’ve already had initial discussions with a few interested parties around licencing and investment going forward.”

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