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Call for Coatings at 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, held this March in New Orleans, La., will showcase numerous exhibits and educational sessions relevant to the coatings industry. This article highlights several potential opportunities to coatings professionals across the field.

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Infrastructure Insurance Intel: Why It Matters for Contractors

As part of a new task force, GPI’s Tony Serdenes, Nick Kuntz of Alliant Insurance Services, and David A. Scotti of Scotti Law Group are exploring the relationship that protective coatings and other corrosion prevention and mitigation systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

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Concrete Industry Succeeding With Sustainable Solutions

There are many facets of sustainability within the concrete industry, and industry organizations, associations, and individual companies all have a role to play in ensuring that sustainability goals and targets are established and achieved.

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How Faulty Coating Records Contributed to a Deadly Pipeline Blast

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, observations of pitting corrosion indicated that moisture had settled on the surface. This was likely due to tenting of a spiral-wrap tape coating, located at the gap between a coating and where the weld met the surface.

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From Origins to Current Uses: The Evolution of Rope Access

Rope access technology has undergone a remarkable evolution since its inception, transforming from an experimental technique to a widely adopted and versatile method for accessing hard-to-reach areas. This has revolutionized the way industries approach maintenance and inspection tasks, including with high-performance coatings.

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Why AMPP Introduced New Industrial Coating Application Training

AMPP’s newly released Industrial Coating Application (ICA) training program offers a flexible and comprehensive solution for training industrial sprayers and abrasive blasters. It is designed to attract and train those new to the workforce or provide needed training to experienced individuals seeking to gain industry-recognized credentials.

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Top Tips for Concrete Flooring Preparation

Even as a resilient material, concrete flooring won’t last if isn’t properly prepared. Dave Bigham, global director of training for National Flooring Equipment, explains how coatings contractors can effectively prepare concrete during their surface preparation work.

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Surefooted Secrets: A Guide to Non-Skid Surfaces on Navy Ships

In a new webcast, Johnny M. Sanchez, president of Prime Time Coatings, Inc., provides an overview of AMPP’s upcoming book, Non-Skid Basics: A Contractor’s Guide for Military Applications. Sanchez explains the contractor’s perspective for using non-slip deck coatings — or rapid-curing, slip-resistant coating systems — for military use.

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Exploring the Wondrous World of Steel

Steel is among the more common substrates a coatings contractor works with, whether its for commercial or industrial projects. As such, the challenges that come with maintaining steel and preventing corrosion, as daunting as they may be, are well known within the industry.

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Never Again: Dealing With the CUI Phenomenon

In this case study, significant corrosion was observed on lines supplying air handling units and swimming pools at a Dubai hotel. According to the client, the chilled water application system was installed three years prior and initially handled by a maintenance contractor before being handed over to the asset owner.

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Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

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Metallic Epoxy Floors: Truths, Lies, and Offering an Honest Solution

Jon Kopp, owner and operator of Quality Epoxy, explains the strengths and limitations of metallic epoxy floors and what his company has learned after seven years of offering this type of coating solution to clients. Among Kopp’s concerns are a lack of installer knowledge and education.

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Specialty System: Keeping Cool in a Hot Aussie Environment

When Chemcote Specialty Coatings took on a job at an aluminum refinery in Gladstone, Australia, the contractor was tasked with providing a protective system to a newly constructed concrete bund, which surrounded a storage tank containing 98 percent sulfuric acid.

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What OSHA’s New PPE Rule Could Mean for Contractors

Joe Brandel, business development manager at Mips, discusses OSHA’s proposed rule change and the importance of safe PPE usage. In the conversation, Brandel shares insight on why many traditional hard hats are failing in common workplace accidents, and he outlines precautions and new technologies that can protect workers.

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How to Investigate Premature Coating Failures When They Occur

While time and money are always lost when faced with a premature coatings or linings failure, the biggest loss is often that of reputation. Mike O’Brien of MARK 10 Research Group, Inc., made that clear in a forum presentation at the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.