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Why Good Weather Is Bad for Roofs

Consider the plight of the commercial building owner with multiple tenants under an aged and failing roof. On a rainy day, the owner waits in fear for the phone to ring from an irate tenant saying that the roof is leaking

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Taking Steps to Go “Green” With Steel

The pressure for organizations to go “green” is increasing daily, and some companies fear it will hinder their ability to compete. However, many companies are finding with the right approach that it could actually help them become more productive and profitable

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Ivy League: Repairing a Concrete Cooling Tower Basin

All of this combined intelligence, academic prestige, and venerable history was not going to help one Ivy League campus, which wishes to remain unnamed, when one of its cooling tower systems started leaking

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Beans, Bugs, and Coating Solutions at Baked Goods Plant

When one of the world’s largest producers of baked goods had two problems on their hands — a corroding ice machine and beetles entering their flour room — their solution was Ecodur 201. The producer, which wishes to remain unnamed, called Aquablocx, a Tennessee-based company that specializes in repairing storage tanks (e.g., water, grain, chemical, oil, fuel, and wastewater) of all shapes and sizes using a plant-based coating material.

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On the Dock of the Bay: Coating Yacht Club Pilings

The marine environment is one of the harshest environments for galvanized steel. The constant exposure to salt water and the moist marine air are often too much for the galvanized steel pilings of the docks of marinas and harbors.

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Science Behind It: Pie-Shaped Superdome Recoat

Recoating the Superdome’s 450,000 square feet (41,806.4 m²) with 14 crew members required meticulous planning upfront. We had a set amount of time, money, and materials, so our strategy behind the coating really needed to help us stay within the goal posts.

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Never Again: The Case of the Fire Truck Coating Failure

Various experts including metallurgists, corrosion engineers, fatigue analysts, and welding examiners were able to somewhat agree that the cause of the structural failure was improper weld repair in various areas

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Recoat Heats up on Steel Exhaust Stacks

Industrial Fabrications contacted PennCoat through its website, but when the coatings contractors arrived onsite, they found a few hurdles to overcome on this recoat project.

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Delta Air Lines Flying High With Containment Coatings

Keeping the airline’s fleet of 725 planes in top shape is priority one for the carrier and is managed through the company’s Technical Operations Centers (TOC).