tank interior linings coatings paint

Basic Dehumidifier Sizing to Control Conditions for Painting Tank Interiors

            Surface preparation and painting the interior of tank structures is sometimes viewed as one of the more easily completed industrial painting endeavors.  While it …

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Maintenance Painting

Standards Used for Partial Coating Removal During Maintenance Painting

Common methods of maintenance painting have either involved complete removal of existing paint (for example preparing to an  SSPC-SP 10 / NACE No. 2, “Near-White …

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The Effect of Feathering on Coating Performance

Feedback from waterfront personnel performing maintenance painting for the U.S. Navy has consistently questioned the Navy’s requirement for performing feathering. NAVSEA Standard Item (NSI) 009-321 defines feathering …

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Health & Safety

The Rebranding of a Safety Culture

Whether we choose to recognize it or not, every company has a safety culture that continuously changes, and even rebrands itself from time to time. …

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concrete coatings
Concrete Coatings & Sealers

The NTPEP Concrete Coatings and Sealers Evaluation Program

The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) is a public-private partnership that prevents duplication of efforts among the 52 state departments of transportation. NTPEP provides …

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corrosion control
Corrosion Control

A Corrosion Control Plan for Saint Lawrence Seaway Navigation Locks

The Saint Lawrence Seaway is a series of locks, canals and navigable channels that allow oceangoing vessels to travel from the Great Lakes to the …

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Bridge Expansion Joint Designs: Corrosion of Steel Framing Below Deck and Pier Cap Reinforcement

My wife thinks that my driving skills are poor.  She is not entirely wrong in this opinion.  Whenever I am on a long drive or …

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surface preparation
Surface Preparation

The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

Prediction of service life for naturally exposed coatings remains problematic. A number of factors can have an effect on coating performance, but none more so …

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coating blister
Coating Failure

Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks

Blistering is a common coating failure, and for many years, the causes and mechanisms of blistering have been studied to characterize and determine the effects …

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