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Water Storage Tank Painting

on Feb 25, 2021 8:45:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Water Tanks
It was not long ago when water tank painting required tanks to be drained before work began. Condensation on the exterior made it impossible to paint a tank in service. Even quality coatings would fail duetothe moisture. This was another reason water tank painting was typically confined to summer, even though summer weather leads to peak water demand in most communities. As discussed in a previous post, difficulty developing a coating that adheredwell and cured quickly in winter was another big factor.
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Painting Water Storage Tanks in Winter

on Feb 16, 2021 10:16:27 AM By | Jason Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Water Tanks
Advancements in containment and heating have made it easier to paint water tanks later in the year. This is significant because taking tanks out of service in the summer creates a variety of issues. Water tank painting is important, but it must be balanced against the ability to deliver water at the seasonal peak of demand. Downtime can cause significant service interruption.
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The Right Storage Tank + The Right Coatings System = Success

on Feb 10, 2021 9:00:39 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep
Water tanks can exhibit a variety of performance characteristics based on their size, design, and the material of their construction. Selecting the right tank also helps ensure many years of service through easier maintenance.
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What is the Difference Between Polyurethane and Urethane Coatings

on Jan 27, 2021 4:30:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 1 Comment | Coatings Surface Prep
When looking for quality industrial coatings, it is not unusual to hear about urethane or polyurethane coatings. They are common when discussing flooring systems for the most intensive applications. Their chemical properties make them more resilient and easier to maintain than epoxy flooring, which itself is usually looked at as an upgrade from concrete floors.
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When Should You Use Abrasive Blasting

on Dec 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Industrial Equipment
Whenever you are planning to update the coatings of any commercial business or industrial facility, preparing the affected substrates is crucial. Appropriate preparation of a substrate ensures that you can maximize adhesion of the new coating. That, in turn, helps deliver a full and even coat that resists environmental hazards.
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Can Industial Coatings Be Eco-Friendly

on Dec 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM By | Jason Parker | 1 Comment | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Industrial Equipment
Like most other industries, the industrial coatings space has been influenced by the modern desire to be ecologically friendly. Designing, manufacturing, and promoting eco-friendly coatings is especially important as more information comes to light about the potential risks of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in coatings.
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Should Your Business Use Reflective Roof Coatings

on Dec 14, 2020 11:20:38 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 4 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
In any commercial structure, the roof is one of the most important contributors to energy efficiency. Solar radiation is absorbed or reflected by the roof, and its composition makes a big difference in what becomes of all that heat. That, in turn, influences the usage patterns of your HVAC system.
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Tips To Preserve Your Parking Deck

on Dec 8, 2020 12:29:42 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
In business or industrial settings, parking garages and parking decks undergo some of the most strenuous abuse of any substrate. Parking structures age quickly, even when they are carefully used only as intended. Parking structures that are accessible to the public can face even more wear and tear. Fast or incautious driving can cause skid marks and fender benders, further eroding the quality of the parking deck.
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Your Aircraft Hangar and Industrial Coatings

on Nov 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Safety
Private and charter jets have seen plenty of activity throughout 2020. Travelers want to take trips with minimum human contact. Companies that provide on-demand air service are expanding and updating facilities. No matter whether you have a state of the art jet or a small hobby aircraft, however, the hangar where you keep your aircraft is one of your most important investments. During an aircraft's downtime, conditions inside the hangar determine a great deal about its longevity and maintenance.
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