Prevent Corrosion In Temporary Storage Buildings By Using Fabric Liners
Corrosion is the act when metal deteriorates because of the reaction between the metal and the environment. This process occurs naturally in any situation where metal comes into contact with humidity, sea air, fertilizer, chemicals, road salt, and many other factors. Corrosion can cause a metal structure to become unsightly and unsafe, thus damaging any stored materials – particularly when the temporary storage building is exposed to corrosive elements. According to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the predicted direct cost of corrosion in the United States of America stands at approximately $278 million. One method of preventing corrosion in buildings is to use fabric liners. Fabric presents with non-corrosive properties meaning it will contribute to a more durable building in corrosive settings. The fabric building is particularly popular for bulk storage purposes when storing fertilizer and salt, as well as storage at mining or marine sites.
What Is Fabric Liner?
A fabric liner is a layer of architectural fabric attached to the inner area of the structural frame. Unlike the traditional steel coated methods, this fabric liner offers a continuous barrier that will not crack, chip or pit as time passes. The fabric keeps all potential corrosion at bay by separating the steel building frame from environmental elements. The fabric liners used by Temporary Warehouse Structures are a permanent barrier created with a patented attachment system. The majority of these liners are developed using PE fabric, however various other options are available including clear fabric.
What Are The Benefits Of A Fabric Lined Temporary Storage Building?
A fabric lined building does not allow any contact between the corrosive elements and the steel building frame. This means that the outside and inside areas of the structure are protected using a fabric membrane. However, liners are not the only alternative available to stop bulk material and dust from settling on the building frame. When used separately, the fabric liner can be highly effective in corrosion prevent; but, in highly corrosive settings such as mining sites, it is recommended that the liner is combined with a hot-dip galvanizing element to increase the level of corrosion prevention. One of the greatest benefits of a fabric liner is that it is cheaper than epoxy paints. Moreover, the liners will cover all parts of the building’s steel frame including the fasteners, the welded areas, and other parts of the building frame that may be neglected by the paints. A liner can assist in keeping a neater appearance, as well as be keeping the debris, dust, and even birds from settling on the structure.
How Can Condensation Be Prevented In A Fabric Lined Storage Building?
Another factor that contributes to corrosion is moisture. Fabric lined buildings feature separate cavity ventilation systems that will prevent moisture and condensation from accumulating on the structure’s frame. Soffits for intake and peak exhaust vents form passive ventilation systems that maintain dry air circulation around the steel frame. This ventilation system utilizes gravity for maintenance making it a maintenance-free system without any continuous costs. This is how temporary storage buildings operate.