DUPLO system applied in Córdoba (Spain)

Letter from the Wolftank Adisa Management about challenges and opportunities for tanks in the retail net

The Covid-19 crisis has torn both our society and our companies out of the established day-to-day business and it is leaving traces, the effects of which can be felt far beyond the current year 2020 and beyond the national borders of the individual states.

In an essential step, this also affects mobility and the energy sector, which reacted in a first pace with the drop in the oil price. We have taken this as an opportunity to share a few, from our point of view, essential thoughts with you:

 

Short-term solutions

Pollution and maintenance work do not stop at the Coronavirus. In some cases, it is necessary to react immediately, so tank and sump sealing, and lining are the most flexible solutions for giving the system an additional lifespan of up to 20 years. And this, without a significant impact on the operation of the station, avoiding an additional loss of sales during the tank repair.

Currently we observe increasing opportunities for tank lining in various countries. To mention some examples: Bühl (Germany), where several tanks were lined in the beginning of May with DOPA® Lite, or in Córdoba (Spain) with DUPLO.

In this situation we can offer a tank interior renovation or coating with a working time of only 3 days, which gives the tank a second phase of life of 10-25 years using nonflammable and solvent free materials mitigating related HSE risk in application.

DUPLO system applied in Córdoba (Spain)

This applies to both:

– tank repair with a layer of structural tank lining,

– tank hole repair,

– double-walled inner linings weblink to the brochure, and

– sump sealing and sump lining.

Construction sites and risk of infection

According to virologists, there will be no complete containment of the virus for many months, maybe even a year, so that in the event of an infection, quarantine will always be necessary for all potentially infected people. This means that complex construction sites have a significant risk of being blocked as soon as a Coronavirus case occurs in the family of a single worker. The only solution we see in this case is that construction sites are made as small as possible and with only one company if possible.

Execute our teams of 2-3 people without interfaces with other companies. In addition, our employees have been used to working with filter masks and protective suits for years, so that in this case no difference to previous work processes is necessary.

 

Investment decisions

As the IMF predicted, global economic output will decrease by at least approximately 8% this year. A slow recovery is then predicted. Translated to the world of petrol stations, we expect this to lead to stagnation in fuel consumption. In parallel with the increase in electric mobility, this can mean that fuel consumption will level off in the medium term so that capacity expansions tend to become less interesting. Investments that seemed reasonable up to 2 months ago can be re-examined.

We can offer you alternative suggestions in areas:

– structural interior coating and double-walled interior lining instead of tank replacement or new construction of the system with a comparable service life,

– conversion of gasoline- diesel tanks into AdBlue tanks or other media,

– concrete and manhole seals renovation of cathedral manholes instead of renewal.

We have currently running projects for biofuel adaption despite Covid-19 phase in Austria.

Without any doubt, at Wolftank Adisa we will continue to work offering the highest quality so that our customers have storage in perfect conditions, not only in times of pandemic, but always and under any circumstance.

 

Aviation Storage Tank on Airport

A milestone in the heavy corrosion protection

The introduction of EPOFLEX® 6J marks a big milestone in the Wolftank Adisa product portfolio. It is the first epoxy phenolic coating for heavy corrosion protection and inside coating of tanks, vessels, and pipes. Specially designed for the transport and storage of fuels.

It is approved according to the EI1541 standard of the Energy Institute for the tank inside coating of jet fuel tanks for civil aviation.

Aviation Storage Tank on Airport

The EI 1541 standard issued by the energy institute which is the professional member for the energy industry supporting 23000 individuals and 250 companies in the energy sector. Among the companies following the standard and prescribing such approved linings are all major oil companies including ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Total, Statoil, ENI, Saudi Aramco, and many others.

The tank and pipe coating demand for Jet fuel storage tanks is high since the introduction of the EI1541 standard. All tanks containing jet fuel in airports, hangars, and tank farms need to be internally coated for aviation safety and the cleanliness of the jet fuel. This is valid for underground tanks as well as for above ground tanks. Besides the floor also pipes and roof constructions often are protected against arising corrosion.

EPOFLEX® 6J is not only excellent for the heavy corrosion protection of new steel floors or tanks but also for the refurbishment of jet fuel tanks with corrosion in order to avoid a steel floor reconstruction. Due to the possibility to build a high film thickness, the coating can compensate corrosion attributed to pit corrosion, as well inside pit corrosion as underfloor pit corrosion. This makes it unique enabling long lifetime and minimum interruption of operation.

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Covid-19 Business Continuity Information

Dear Wolftank Adisa Business Partner:

We wish to inform you that, despite the recent strict Covid-19 containment measures taken by the Austrian Authorities for our regions, we are fully operative.

We continue our operations and are available for you as usual. For the health of our employees, we have applied measures recommended by Austrian and European Authorities and focus on smart working, homework, etc. wherever this is possible.

We continue to review the preventive measures in order to grant Health & Safety of Employees, Customers and Suppliers.

Following are our regular business hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8 – 17 h CET
Friday: 8 – 14:30 h CET

Orders are processed regularly.

Yours sincerely,
Wolftank Adisa Management

Wolftank Adisa Headquarter In Brazil

We are expanding to Colombia with fiberglass tank refurbishments

Fiberglass tank repair includes the reparation of cracks, the strengthening of the mechanical structure often subject of softening and aging as well as the protection of the tanks against aggressive fuels.

“Our technologies can be installed without interrupting the site activity and have been immediately accepted by local retailers who have huge problems with fuel loss, pollution and business interruptions” states Matteo Ciarapica, Sales and Marketing Manager.

Wolftank Adisa got recently listed at the Stock Exchange and intends to extend its footprint by founding a subsidiary in Brasil, its first subsidiary in South America. Together with the introduction to new products such as Fiberglass tank sealing, this is considered as another important step of the Group in its global expansion focusing with environmental protective technologies getting more and more in the focus due to the increasing ecological awareness.

Wolftank Adisa’s new Membership at PEI and UNITI

We are glad to announce that Wolftank Adisa has obtained recently the PEI and UNITI membership:

About PEI – Petroleum Equipment Institute
PEI was founded in 1951 and is now one of the leading associations for fuel and fluid handling equipment with over 1600 members which are located in more than 80 countries.

About UNITI
The UNITI Group, founded in 1972, represents the interests of more than 1500 companies in the field of fuel distribution. The UNITI members with more than 3,400 petrol stations represent around 66 percent of the independent petrol stations in Germany.