A new propane bobtail tank from Jarco, a Polar company, is said to resist chemical deicers, grime, and wash solutions for longer life between painting. The NexGen bobtail features a powder-coated barrel that delivers up to three times the life of traditional paint, and includes stainless steel piping to eliminate corrosion, Jarco said.

“The Jarco NexGen bobtail responds to an ongoing industry call for barrels, piping, and other components that can withstand longer duty cycles and more demanding operating environments,” said Mike Evans, president, Polar Service Centers. “In most cases, NexGen eliminates refurbishment and repainting every three to five years, a key benefit for image-conscious and cost-conscious propane distribution fleets.”

The powder coating is warranted for five years. The barrel’s steel surface is grit-blasted and washed with phosphate to ensure that the powder-coat adheres, seals, and cures thoroughly. The resulting finish is up to 6 mils (0.006 in.) thick, which limits nicks to the point of impact and allows for easy repairs, Jarco said.

The bobtail includes all-stainless piping as standard and stainless or aluminum decking/fenders as options for improved corrosion resistance.

NexGen has all-welded liquid piping; a Base Engineering radio remote-controlled shut-down system; recessed float-gauge flange and relief valve couplings; and components from Fisher, Rego, Blackmer, Corken, Liquid Controls, Neptune, Betts, and other leading suppliers.