Industrial Application Articles

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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.

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Flexible Approach Restores Texas Water Pump Station

When Corrosion Control Resources, Inc. arrived to refurbish a water pump station near Dallas, they initially expected to hand blast with coal slag before applying new coatings. However, they changed course after unexpectedly discovering the pipe was lined with coal tar enamel, rather than epoxy.

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How Needs Are Evolving for Coatings Inspectors

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their jobsite challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these challenges involve the need for boosting speed and reporting efficiency.

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CoatingsPro Seeks Nominations for 2024 Contractor Awards

As of now, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, uses this program to showcase projects and crews demonstrating excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

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Never Again: Paint Comes Off the Walls in Sheets

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the best coating systems are only as good as the substrate to which they are applied. In this case, a soft joint compound was easy to apply and sand and had a smooth, uniform finish, but it was a poor substrate to apply additional material.

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Improving Concrete Prep Productivity on Large-Scale Projects

People need to travel every day, so how can asset owners effectively repair infrastructure without disrupting daily life? Tom Dunn, vice president of sales at National Flooring Equipment, explores the role of surface preparation in large outdoor applications.

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Meeting the Needs of Customers and Communities

In a recent appearance on the CoatingsPro Interview Series, John Salvadore — director of portfolio management at paints and coatings manufacturer PPG — explains how various demands from the marketplace are affecting trends in coatings development

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Panamanian Shipyard Upgrades Are Making a Global Impact

To achieve long-term success, the Panama Maritime Authority needed an operator with world-class shipyard expertise and advanced cultural knowledge, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry standards and best practices.

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Deep in the Heart: BHI Coatings Protects Texas Refinery

When a Houston-area refiner noticed its acid tank corroding internally due to chemical and environmental attack, a crew at BHI Coatings came in to line the tank while also working on its exterior roof, manway, and nozzle inserts.