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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.”

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Power Plant Leaks Are Dust in the Wind

At the Ameren Missouri coal-power plant, the areas that are used to convey coal into furnaces, called tripper rooms, were fraught by a cloud covering. The facility owners at this plant needed to do something about it.

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Arctic Chill: Coating a Warehouse in Frigid Temps

The building had metal walls that were not insulated and there was no functional heating system. That was not going to work, so the company looked into its options and ultimately settled on spray polyurethane foam (SPF), also referred to as spray foam, and intumescent coatings.

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Clearing up Surface Prep Standards

“Never paint a dirty surface” is something of a mantra in industrial painting circles. Without proper surface preparation, a coating will not adhere properly to the substrate and the system will fail.

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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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From the Rafters: Insulative Coating for Condensation

They had an issue whereby their manufacturing plant created a lot of moisture as part of the process itself, and they have a condensation issue in that the moisture in the air would hit the cold steel above, condense, and then droplets of condensed water — mixed with whatever yuck happened to be on the ceiling — would drip down on their manufacturing process.

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Nerves of Steel: Coating New Tanks for Saltwater Disposal Facility

As any oil man or woman knows, when you are creating oil and gas in an oil field, there are several byproducts that need to be dealt with. One of them is salt water. Oil companies usually get rid of salt water by injecting it into wells, rocks, or other natural formations. But first the fluid has to go through a disposal facility. There, tanks collect the salt water and other oil and gas wastes. As long as the well is producing oil, salt will be created and require disposal.

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All Hail! Recoat of Hail Damaged Roofs in Texas

Roofing contractors in Texas and Oklahoma are accustomed to seeing roofs ravaged by frozen rain. “We work in what is referred to as the ‘Hail Belt.’ That being said, many roofing companies around the country have office sites in Dallas or other major cities in Texas and Oklahoma. Hail damage is a very real concern for building owners and should be dealt with as soon as possible,” said Robert Norrell of Galt Construction.