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Greatest Hits: Crew Strikes Oil With Tank Recoat

California’s Occidental of Elk Hills needed the tank, which holds heavy crude oil, back in service within 24 hours. The applicators needed to prep and paint — and they proved that they were up to the challenge!

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Coated SPF Roof Gone to Market

Not only did the three-person United Thermal crew need to go out on a limb, aka man lift to get this job done, but the project itself was for Sunset Fruit & Vegetable Company.

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Traveling South: SPF on Bean Tanks in Belize

For many, Belize is a place to rest and relax. It’s a small country, and a place where cultures and languages mix. It’s also a place where beans and rice are food staples, which explains why a new facility was being built and why a crew came down not for vacation but to apply spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and coatings on seven bean-holding bins.

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The Case of the Pipe With Metal Loss

At a coal-fired power project in South East Asia, our team was asked to look at the cooling water pipe during the shutdown of a unit. It had been in service for six months.

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Fox River News: Elevated Tank

When a new potable water tank was being built for the residents of St. Charles, it was decided that the tank would showcase the town name and its symbol.

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Historic New Zealand Viaduct Gets 21st-Century Makeover

Concerns over the deteriorating paint system, ongoing corrosion of the carbon steel, pooling water, suspect rivets, and a need to boost capacity prompted owner KiwiRail to seek out solutions to keep the viaduct operational heading into its second century.

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72-Hour Countdown for Water Tank Repair

Imagine the stopwatch starting before you even get to the jobsite for a steel tank lining and coating job. Imagine on top of that, when you arrive on site, there are enough holes in the steel to make it look a bit like Swiss cheese. Finally, imagine that this is the town’s only water source.

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Sky-High Rehab

No longer do painters — or in this case spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and intumescent coating crews — have to work nearly upside down on scaffolds. Now, they’re able to use lifts that are not only easier to move but offer a safe option.

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Proper Parking Structure Maintenance: Catching Problems Early

Vehicles regularly entering parking garages leave water, oil, and other muck behind, not to mention salt and de-icers tracked in during the winter months that can corrode the structure’s concrete and steel support system.

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CoatingsPro's Greatest Hits: Anti-Slip Deck Coatings

Anti-slip deck coatings or the Navy’s terminology, “non-skid coatings,” are constantly undergoing testing by Navy Research Labs (NRL) and the Navy’s Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 05 departments with constant input and changes to standard items.

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Coatings Crew Hits Goal at Everton

The stadium has experienced ample wear and tear over its 125 year history, considering that more than 20 home matches each season are played there.

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Recoated Ferry Freed by Shipyard

As a scope, blasting and coating a car and passenger ferry might not sound like a challenging endeavor. But for Puglia Engineering, doing business as Fairhaven Shipyard with an 80- to 200-person yard, the details of the M/V Kaleetan project were complex.

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Revised Coating and Lining Application Specialist Training and Certification Standard

If you are a stakeholder in the protective coatings and linings industry, for example a coatings installer in transportation infrastructure, oil and gas, the military, etc., you need a copy of the 2016 revised NACE No. 13/Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Applicator Certification Standard (ACS) 1: “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification.”