Bio-Gen Solutions supply and install CST globally recognised products. Vitrium is the world’s leading Glass-Fused-To-Steel process for bolted storage tanks and has been field proven for more than 60 years.
Vitrium™ is our proprietary titanium Dioxide (TiO2) glassing process applied in a 3-coat, 1-fire (3c1f) process procedure. Vitrium is also produced in a 3-coat, 2-fire (3c2f) process primarily when special colors are requested or thicker layers of glass are required.
The CST proprietary Vitrium Glass-Fused-To-Steel process provides:
The combination of glass quality and glass thickness provide the assurance that over 60 years of experience and 100,000+ structures successfully installed around the world will continue with each and every new structure installed.
In 1998 Engineered Storage Products launched an R&D project to develop a process for the direct application of our proprietary titanium dioxide (TiO2) glass. The result is a totally new, patented ‘three-coatone-fire’ (3c1f) process for applying TiO2 Glass.
TiO2 is a very common ingredient used by many coating manufacturers for various reasons:
As a result of using higher amounts of TiO2 in the final white layer, a unique visual marker on the glass known as ‘Vitrium threading’ becomes apparent. This is caused by thicker areas of the top white layer interspersed with thinner areas allowing the underlying bluecoat to show through opaquely. This immediately identifies the coating as Vitrium™.
CSTs DeKalb facility is ISO 9001:2008 quality system certified. Engineers design tanks for a wide range of standards including AWWA D103 Standard for Bolted Steel Water Storage Tanks, AISC, FM codes and NFPA Standard 22. Additionally, glass coatings meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61 requirements for indirect additives, making Aquastore®, Harvestore® and Slurrystore® tanks ideal for liquid, feed, manure storage and digestrate processes. Most importantly, extreme pride is taken in craftsmanship for a tank that endures the test of time.
Glass-Fused-To-Steel is the premium technology in the tank market. The factory-applied silica glass coating on Aquastore®, Harvestore® and Slurrystore® tanks forms a hard, inert barrier for both the interior and exterior tank surfaces to guard against weather and corrosion. Glass-Fused-To-Steel is impermeable to liquids and vapours, controls undercutting caused by corrosion and offers excellent impact and abrasion resistance. The colour won't fade or chalk and most graffiti can easily be removed. It never needs painting.
A multi-step process is the heart of the Glass-Fused-To-Steel technology system.
New process technology has resulted in the development of ESPC's newest glass innovation – Vitrium™. This coating combines the outstanding chemical and physical resistant properties of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) saturated glass with a highly engineered ultra-fine glass structure surface to create a high performance Glass-Fused-To-Steel technology. Vitrium™ features and benefits include:
CSTs proprietary Edgecoat™ process thermal sprays the Glass-Fused-To-Steel edges with a protective alloy. Glass is added to double coat the sheet edges with barrier coatings for maximum protection, much like an encapsulated shell. For some individual circumstances, multiple glass applications and firings produce specialised unique performance requirements.
Aquastore® glass coatings are available in standard cobalt blue or four other premium exterior colours. Forest green, sky blue, desert tan or white premium colours are available at an additional cost. Enquire for custom colours.