Cargo Tanks and Cargo Holds

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Flexible surface preparation and application utilising wet & rust tolerant primer Epo-chem™ RS 500P and wet tolerant glassflake epoxy Epo-chem™ RA 500M with good chemical resistance and FDA approvals. The systems offer long-term protection for carriage of coal, iron ore, grain, fuel, crude oil, potable water and other cargos.

Major repairs of badly damaged, corroded and worn tanks utilising Chemco’s unique laminating system, eliminate the need for metal replacement.


  • Solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant
  • Flexibility with surface preparation method
  • Significantly reduced Health & Safety and Fire Hazard
  • Comprehensive range of solutions
  • FDA: Food (dry bulk cargo), non-alcoholic beverage
  • FDA: Alcoholic beverages
  • Abrasive cargo – glassflake epoxy or ceramic systems
  • Fuels and crude oil – glassflake epoxy system
  • Aggressive chemicals – vinylester glassflake system
  • All coatings are cold applied and fast cure


                       Before Application                             Applying RS 500P                        Applying Finishing Touches                 Completed Application

Related Documents

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Document Name
Report - Epo-chem RS 500P - Marine
Report - Epo-chem RA 500M - Marine
FDA Approval – Food Contact – RA 500M
Chemco Marine Brochure - PDF

Related Case Studies

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Company/Industry Location Date of Job
Refrigerated Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Norbulk Shipping Refrigeration Vessels' Holds 12-2009
Grain Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Amanda C - Norbulk Amanda C Vessel, Latvia 03-2007
Cargo Tank Refurbishment - Oil Products Tanker Ireland 02-2015
Cargo Hold Refurbishment - Ore Carrier China 12-2015
Ballast Tank and Holds Refurbishment - Dallington Bulk Carrier - Stephenson Clarke Dallington Bulk Carrier - United Kingdom 01-2010