Tanks Articles

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Tank Coatings Outside the Envelope

What do you get when you put a stainless steel tank inside a carbon steel tank? It might sound like a construction-only riddle, but that’s exactly the situation that brought Jim Stotler and his five-person crew to an Iowa jobsite.

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Out in the Oil Field: Tank Coating

A tight timeline, winter weather, and all of the safety considerations that come with working in an operating oil field were just a few of the factors that the NTS crew faced at the outset of the job

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Tank Lining: Iron and Wine

With the evolution of California wines becoming a major presence in the worldwide market, production and infrastructure needed to protect the fruits of a precious multi-billion dollar industry, which often comes down to a good coating.

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The Chronicles of Sarnia: Wastewater and Coatings

The city of Sarnia, known for its petrochemical industry, is home to some 70,000 citizens in Ontario. With one wastewater treatment plant for this Canadian metropolis, it’s no wonder that the concrete on the secondary clarifiers at the Water Pollution Control Centre was pitted and deteriorating. The city decided to coat one of the four secondary tanks as a trial to see if the results were favorable.

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Marine Home Makeover

Imagine living in a home where the very walls you depend on are harming your skin, your health, and, therefore, your very existence.

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Tank Coatings And Trout Fishing

Tank coatings and trout fishing? Two worlds that must be kept separate – at least until the work day is over. But what happens when the work day and the fishing hole collide? Well, not exactly collide…but more accurately are separated by a distance of 30 feet (9.14m).

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Tanks For Thanksgiving

For most of us Thanksgiving is a day to be spent with family and friends laughing over food and football. For Paul Flanagan and his crew at AMEX Inc., the Thanksgiving weekend was spent in frigid weather in a race to reline the bottom of an ethanol fuel storage tank.

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Taking on a High Pressure Job Without Getting Tanked

When thinking of industrial coatings, the first thing that comes to mind isn't usually conservation. But when it comes to repairing as opposed to replacing a structure, a quality coating can add years if not decades to its existence, saving a company thousands of dollars in build cost and lost time. However, repairing comes with its own set of pitfalls and challenges, and in the case of an aging riveted storage tank, this meant stripping the existing substrate and a rigorous check for leaks.