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Sherwin-Williams wins global tank storage award

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Tanks and Terminals,

Heat-Flex® 7000, a new thermal insulative coating system from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, has earned a Gold Emerging Technology Award from the 2024 Global Tank Storage Awards.

A single-coat insulative coating system, Heat-Flex 7000 can mitigate various risks associated with high-temperature steel storage tanks, such as burns to personnel; vaporisation losses from solar heat gain; and the formation of corrosion under insulation (CUI), which poses a threat of catastrophic leaks or explosions.

At the seventh annual awards – hosted in Rotterdam, Netherlands – participants celebrated and honoured innovations in the tank storage industry, commitments to sustainability and safety, and forward-thinking strategies. An international judging panel selected 85 finalists in 12 categories from over 200 worldwide entries.

The Emerging Technology Award: “is given to a cutting-edge technology that allows forward-thinking storage terminals to keep pace with a rapidly changing working environment,” according to Tank Storage Magazine – an industry-leading publication focused on the bulk liquid storage and terminal sector that also conducts the annual international contest.

“Receiving this honour is both a privilege and a validation of our product development and research teams’ relentless pursuit of solutions to combat CUI for a diverse range of industries,” said Neil Wilds, Global Product Director, CUI/Testing for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. “We’re proud that Heat-Flex 7000 is being recognised as a breakthrough in insulative coatings by providing enhanced personnel safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness across a range of applications. Following our Heat-Flex CUI-Mitigation portfolio earning a 2023 Vaaler Award, and now with Heat-Flex 7000 winning Gold for Emerging Technology at the Global Tank Storage Awards, the industry is poised to continue the fight against eliminating CUI.”

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