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Flexible Approach Restores Texas Water Pump Station

When Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. arrived to refurbish a water pump station near Dallas, they initially expected to hand blast with coal slag before applying new coatings. However, they changed course after unexpectedly discovering the pipe was lined with coal tar enamel, rather than epoxy.

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How Needs Are Evolving for Coatings Inspectors

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their jobsite challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these challenges involve the need for boosting speed and reporting efficiency.

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CoatingsPro Seeks Nominations for 2024 Contractor Awards

As of now, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, uses this program to showcase projects and crews demonstrating excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

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Never Again: Paint Comes Off the Walls in Sheets

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the best coating systems are only as good as the substrate to which they are applied. In this case, a soft joint compound was easy to apply and sand and had a smooth, uniform finish, but it was a poor substrate to apply additional material.

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Improving Concrete Prep Productivity on Large-Scale Projects

People need to travel every day, so how can asset owners effectively repair infrastructure without disrupting daily life? Tom Dunn, vice president of sales at National Flooring Equipment, explores the role of surface preparation in large outdoor applications.

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Meeting the Needs of Customers and Communities

In a recent appearance on the CoatingsPro Interview Series, John Salvadore — director of portfolio management at paints and coatings manufacturer PPG — explains how various demands from the marketplace are affecting trends in coatings development

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Panamanian Shipyard Upgrades Are Making a Global Impact

To achieve long-term success, the Panama Maritime Authority needed an operator with world-class shipyard expertise and advanced cultural knowledge, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry standards and best practices.

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Deep in the Heart: BHI Coatings Protects Texas Refinery

When a Houston-area refiner noticed its acid tank corroding internally due to chemical and environmental attack, a crew at BHI Coatings came in to line the tank while also working on its exterior roof, manway, and nozzle inserts.

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Best Practices for Concrete Floor Surface Prep

While proper surface preparation is integral to the success of any painting project, this is especially true with concrete floors. Coating concrete floors can be a challenge, as there are specific factors that need to be taken into consideration to avoid systems failures.

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Carboline Manager Sees Education as Critical Priority

Jeremy Sukola, water and wastewater market manager at coatings, linings, and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline, shares insight on how education initiatives at an association level have greatly boosted his career.

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Evaluating the Dos and Don’ts of Abrasive Blasting

Brandon Acker, president of Titan Abrasive Systems, discusses key criteria for contractors and other users to consider as they evaluate blast media, blasting equipment, and other elements of the blasting process for surface preparation.

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Viscoelastic Coating System Requires Minimal Surface Prep

Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, as needed.