ReCAST-R™ by Zerust Oil & Gas

ReCAST-R™ by Zerust Oil & Gas
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NTIC has developed the Zerust ReCAST-R solution to protect the interior surface of AST roofs, consisting of dispensers that deliver the proprietary inhibitor formulations into the vapor space between the surface of the product and tank roof. The Zerust inhibitor forms a protective layer that prevents corrosion in highly-aggressive environment (H2S, SO2, etc). Zerust ReCAST-R solution can be implemented to extend the service life of a single tank roof to 25 years and beyond. Each system is tailored to client's requirements, depending on specific environmental conditions, product stored, tank diameter, and type of metal, and can be applied on both new and existing roofs.

The VCI Dispensers are installed atop the AST roofs.

Zerust inhibitor molecules form a layer, protecting  the interior surface of AST roofs.


Solution To

Certain grades of oil that contain sulphur emit corrosive, sour gas vapors that destroy the internal surfaces of Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) roofs and their support structures above the product layer. Aggressive pitting and crevice corrosion create holes in the tank tops that cause unsafe operating conditions and environmental problems. Internal tank coatings decrease surface corrosion but have proven to be ineffective in preventing dangerous pitting and crevice corrosion - especially in the interstitial spaces between the roof and support structures.


Below are photos of the Zerust ReCAST-R dispensers, installed atop a 25-meter diameter aboveground storage tank:

The Zerust ReCAST-R system has been successfully deployed in aggressive internal corrosion environments as illustrated by the key parameters below:

Critical ParameterRange in Field ApplicationsRange in Laboratory Tests
Ambient Temperature, °C22-4020-55
Inside Tank Temperatures, °C22-5520-55
Relative Humidity, %90-10060-100
OH2S, ppm20-501,000-4,600
O2, %10-2110-21
SO2, ppm>20500-3,600
*Summary concentration of NaCI, MgCI2, CaCI2, NaHCO3, Na2SO4