City of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Water Tank, Tnemec Company

The City of Hot Springs, Arkansas constructed a 200-foot , the first in 50 years. The city sought a local artist for the tank’s design commissioning Ryan Kahler Rooney. His piece, “Welcoming Hills of Hot Springs,” adorns the massive tank as he describes, “I wanted to say welcome to Hot Springs, welcome home. That’s kind of where it all came from.”

The logistics of the painted tank were difficult to manage requiring “ingenuity.” The 3-million-gallon tank is angled and required spatial considerations of the original templated design in order to fit the tank properly. Using projection and tracing, the team was able to complete portions of the application prior to being moved onto the pedestal.

City of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Water Tank, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
©Arkansas Democrat Gazette

The mural was applied by field applicator, Chicago Bridge & Iron, who as the representatives at Company describe, “Utilized a long-lasting, high-performance fluoropolymer topcoat, Series 700 , to help keep the tank’s landscape motif shining for longer.”

The HydroFlon fluoropolymer finish ensures long-lasting gloss and . This next-generation, high-performance fluoropolymer, contains Lumiflon technology, which is a main contributor to the coating system’s hyper-. Lumiflon FEVE resin provides protection to water tank surfaces, helping to prevent coating degradation at the hands of UV radiation, salt, and water. FEVE-based coatings also offer superior color and gloss retention and anti-corrosion properties that maintain the coating’s structural integrity.

Information courtesy of The Sentinel-Record
photography courtesy of © Tnemec Company, Inc. and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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