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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.

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Insulating Chemical Tanks in Texas

When Flowchem decided to expand and upgrade its plant in 2017, they needed a proven contractor they could trust to insulate three stainless steel (SS) product tanks and one plastic water tank at their home base — all while matching the exterior appearance to other white tanks at the facility.

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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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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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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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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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Silicone Gives Silos Needed Recharge

Covered in moss and bird droppings, each of the concrete structures needed a facelift to look more visitor-friendly. Whitemarsh Foundation wanted a solution to the unsightly silos, and PennCoat was able to find it for them.

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True Grit: Recoating Tanks at a New England Wastewater Treatment Facility

When it comes to wastewater treatment plants, grit tanks are important components that rid the influent wastewater of solids, such as road sand and other debris. “At the Manchester, New Hampshire Wastewater Treatment Plant, wastewater is dropped into large tanks with air diffusers that work to decrease the density of the influent.

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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.