Todd Hagopian, President
Be it a tank, pipe, collection pit, or trench, corrosion has been a persistent containment issue. Corrosion can lead to a variety of unintended consequences, including contamination of end products and even system failures. Companies often rely on corrosion-resistant liners and coatings to protect the structural integrity of chemical storage tanks, water treatment tanks, facilities, and pipes. However, when the liner begins to fail and disintegrate into flakes, these pieces fall in and contaminate the chemistry, or product, contained in the tank. Worse yet, if the liner in a chemical storage tank flakes and falls off, the liquid dripping out of the tank can become the source of serious health and safety hazard for employees. While safeguarding storage tanks and containment pits from corrosion is no easy task, Witt Lining Systems offers a viable solution to the problem with its premium liners. Witt Lining Systems fabricates flexible, long-lasting drop-in liners for corrosion control in tanks, pits, sumps, and both primary and secondary containment areas.
Companies often seek innovative and reliable solutions when their existing containment tanks show signs of wear-and-tear, corrosion or leak because of liners that are no longer effective. These liners can be bonded liners that are glued to the wall of the tanks or coatings that will take several days of curing. WittLining Systems’ drop-in liners, on the other hand, are not just cost-effective but also extremely convenient to use—the old coating in a tank can either be ripped off and replaced with the liners, or the liner can be dropped inside the existing coating. “The reason people come to us is because we provide drop-in liners that are easy to drop in place and will extend the life of the tank without the downtime of a bonded liner install or the investment of a new tank,” says Todd Hagopian, the President of Witt Lining Systems. “If you have a damaged tank, a drop-in liner is the fastest, most cost-effective solution to get you back up and running quickly.
What primarily differentiates Witt Lining Systems from other plastic liner manufacturers is its unparalleled engineering expertise. Witt Lining Systems measures its liners to an eighth of an inch as per the tank measurements provided by the customers and bends those liners appropriately such that they fit directly into the corners of each of the tanks. This prevents liners from failing early due to the different amounts of pressure on different parts and stops the liquid from entering behind the liner.“Our measurement tactic is what makes our liners the best in the industry and long-lasting,” adds Hagopian. In addition, Witt Lining Systems is the exclusive dealer of KOROSEAL, the premium name in the industry for chrome applications or any liner designed for storage temperatures above 140 degrees.
Our liners extend the life of your tank without the downtime of a bonded liner install or the investment of a new tank. If you have a damaged tank, or a damaged liner of any kind, a drop-in liner is the fastest, most cost-effective solution to get you back up and running quickly
With its strong engineering competence, Witt Lining Systems has proven to be a great partner of ProFusion Industries—the leading provider of high-performance specialty formulated KOROSEAL PVC protective linings.“Given that a liner is only as good as its weakest point, engineering is extremely important to strengthen the liner at every point. That’s why we put a lot of time and effort into engineering. With our expertise, we can line around dividing walls, pipes, pumps, sumps, and everything else in a tank,” Hagopian notes.
From the innovation standpoint, Witt Lining Systems’ expertise in the chrome plating space is exceptional. Witt Lining Systems is the pioneer of the industry standard for protective skirts on hard chrome plating liners. By coupling LFP Cross Film skirts with KOROSEAL PVC liners, the company effectively prevents the liners from failing and reduces operating costs. Witt Lining Systems’ unique way of attaching the skirt to the liner sets it ahead of the market competition, helping its clients derive maximum ROI.
An instance underlining the capabilities of Witt Lining Systems is its collaboration with a major NYC hospital. The huge pit to hold water for the fire suppressant system in the hospital began to leak into adjacent areas of the premises, and multiple attempts to stop the leakage through water-resistant coating failed. Due to the leakage, the pit couldn’t hold enough water for the fire suppressant system to draw in case of a fire. The architect firm chose a lining system by Witt Lining Systems as the remedy for the leaking pit. The Witt liner was chosen because the liner is not bonded to the pit walls and only mechanically fastened around the perimeter. Besides, the drop in liner is not subject to failure due to cracks in the concrete. A geotextile padding was added to the walls and floors of the pit to protect the liner. This proved to be highly effective as the liner now remains unaffected by the cracks in the concrete wall of the pit. Witt Lining Systems repaired the pit in just three days, and since then, the hospital reported no further water leakage.
With 48 years of experience, Witt Lining Systems is driven by a competent team and is known for its exclusivity in the market due to its top-notch, premium liners. With Hagopian at the helm, Witt Lining Systems is steadily progressing on a growth trajectory and is looking to unlock growth opportunities through international business. The company is also planning to expand into the oil and gas industry by adding XR-5 Geomembranes to its solution suite. In addition, the company aims to focus on fire suppression systems and solar pumps in the urban environment while expanding further into the secondary containment space.