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Repainting of WWII-Era Radio Towers

LORAN towers have a history that reaches back to the early days of radio navigation. Five of these landmarks got a fresh coat of aviation orange and white in 2018, thanks to a team of painters who do all their painting while suspended by rope.

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Tough as Steel: Korean Plant Protected by Coating System

For multinational steel manufacturer POSCO, corrosion can be an occupational hazard. Because steel mills require sufficient raw materials to produce, they are often located near marine terminals — where both raw material and finished product can be easily shipped.

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Pipe Protection Crosses Canal

The Erie Canal stretches from Niagara Falls off Lake Erie about 363 miles (584.2 km) east to the Hudson River, outside Albany, New York. For a major gas and electric utility company in upstate New York, adding a new carbon steel pipe to the three existing lines required crossing the canal.

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What Does It Take to Protect North America’s Infrastructure? IUPAT

North America relies on infrastructure. And infrastructure relies on International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) industrial painters and coating application specialists, and the companies that employ them, for long-lasting protection that can add 100 years to the lifespan of bridges alone.

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It’s Time to Re-Think Zinc

Ceramic epoxy technology has become a staple throughout the United States for the care of water and wastewater assets. Treatment plants, distribution pipelines and storage tanks have all benefited from the unmatched performance of Induron’s thick-film ceramic epoxy products.

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Coating a London Waste Barge: A Snapshot

A new barge needed to be prepped and coated by EPIC Painting Ltd. before it could transport non-recyclable waste down the Thames River in London. The article was originally published in the inaugural Maritime News issue. Get a quick snapshot here!

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Hot, Hot, Hot: Insulating the Inside of a Digester Complex

Condensation and corrosion can spell disaster for any component of a wastewater treatment plant, especially the digester complex, an area of the facility where a network of pipes and tanks has materials flowing through it at temperatures of 110 to 120 °F.

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Inspection Tools Throughout the Years

The coatings industry continues to evolve, and along with it come changes to inspection tools throughout the years. These are a few of the tools that were mentioned in the Industry Insight article written by Randy Glover, President and Owner of O.T.B. Technologies LLC, in the November 2018 issue of CoatingsPro Magazine

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Readers’ Choice: Army Base Water Tank Recoat

When a 10-man crew from coatings contractor Blastco, a T.F. Warren company, arrived at the site in October to recoat both the exterior and interior surfaces of the carbon steel tank, they immediately found a number of unique challenges.

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Up in the Air: Coating a Water Tank

Formed in 1920, the Mukilteo Water & Wastewater District is the oldest active water district in the state of Washington. It provides water and wastewater services to customers north of Seattle in the Mukilteo region along Puget Sound.