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New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


Victim’s Kin Fights for Minimum Fine

Brett Collins' family says his life was worth more than $2,363—and they are determined to effect a change that may spare other families some of their sense of insult and loss.


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


Water Additive Eyed in Corroded Sewers

A surprising connection between water treatment and wastewater management could be causing the sewers in Australia to quickly corrode.


Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


AkzoNobel Adds Potable Water Lining

AkzoNobel has introduced Interline 975P, a solvent-free, single-coat potable water lining for the North American water and wastewater market.


Mussels Stall Michigan Pipeline

A $274 million pipeline project in Michigan is facing a massive hurdle of tiny proportions—a two-inch mussel.


Texas Water Tank Contract Awarded

N.G. Painting LP, of Kerrville, TX, will paint and repair an 8.5 million gallon water storage tank in Cedar Hill, TX, the Trinity River Authority of Texas announced.


JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


14 States, 14 Paths for 2014

Where (if anywhere) does infrastructure fall on the radar of America’s governors this year? What are the states’ priorities, and how will they pay for them?


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


New Teflon Coating is Water-Based

DuPont has introduced what it calls the first “truly water-based,” low-VOC protective coating with a corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 salt spray hours.


After Sandy: Building for the Next Hit

One year after Hurricane Sandy crippled the East Coast, federal agencies have spent billions to rebuild damaged infrastructure but say there is more work to do—especially when it comes to pr...


Free Webinar Plumbs Wastewater Coatings

Hands-on experience in what works—and, just as important, what doesn’t—in coating water and wastewater structures will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


Free Webinar Plumbs Sewer Rehab

Evaluating protective coatings and other components of sewer rehabilitation will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


2 Indicted in Project Skimming of $4.8M

A former executive with one of the nation’s largest construction contractors is accused of orchestrating a kickback scheme that drained more than $4.8 million from his company during a proje...


Tacoma Awards $217K Coating Job

A Washington State contractor who was the sole bidder on an industrial coating project in Tacoma, WA, has been green-lighted for the job.


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Fatal OH Plant Blast Draws $325K Fine

A deadly explosion at a Cincinnati sewage plant has drawn 22 federal health and safety violations and $325,710 in fines for the facility owner.


New eBooks Guide Plant Coatings

Free technical guidance on coatings for power and wastewater plants is the focus of two new eBooks published by JPCL.


EPA: Water Infrastructure Needs $384B

Drinking water infrastructure across the country is rapidly approaching the end of its lifespan and will need over $384 billion in improvements over the next two decades, a newly released su...


$500M Set for Sandy-Hit Water Works

Water-treatment facilities across New York and New Jersey will receive more than $500 million to tackle repairs and upgrades desperately needed after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Environmental ...


New Coatings Protect Tanks and Piping

Induron Protective Coatings has released two new products for the sewage and water industries.


Sauereisen Debuts SewerGard Industrial

Sauereisen has introduced a new line of coating products for the industrial wastewater market designed to protect concrete and steel from chemical attack.


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

When the good news is that your grade has improved to a D+, there isn't much good news—but that is the current state of U.S. infrastructure, the nation's civil engineers say.


ASCE Reports on Infrastructure Gap

Without an extra $1.57 billion per year invested in U.S. infrastructure, the country will face a rough road ahead, according to a new report on infrastructure investment.


Water Utility Cited in Worker’s Death

Missouri’s largest water utility is facing two severe federal safety violations and a $140,000 fine in the death of a pipe cutter who was killed while working to rebuild tornado-ravaged Jopl...


OSHA, MA Contractor Settle for $200K

A “recidivist” Boston contractor with a “long history” of federal safety violations has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and “significantly overhaul” its safety practices to settle a series of ...


Billions in Infrastructure Bonds on Ballots

While Americans choose their next President tomorrow, millions will also determine the fate of scores of ballot propositions tied to billions of dollars in infrastructure funding.


Roof Coating Bids Sought for HI Plant

Honolulu County, on Oahu, HI, is inviting bids for reroofing the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.


1 City + 671 Sewage Floods = $250+M Tab

A federal and state stink over hundreds of illegal sewer overflows will cost the city of Chattanooga, TN, more than $251 million to resolve, under a settlement agreement announced this week.


Scaffold Failure Injures 4 at TX Plant

Four workers have been rescued from a 30-foot-deep pit after the scaffolding on which they were working failed at the Lubbock Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Bids Sought for Plant Tank Painting

The City of Everett (WA) is inviting bids for cleaning and recoating two large concrete tank structures and several smaller structures at the city’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) i...


OSHA Issues Defective Respirator Alert

Federal safety officials have alerted employers and workers to a “critical defect” in a commercial respirator used in chemical and wastewater plants, tunneling, confined spaces and other lif...


Heavy Infrastructure Pulls its Weight

From wharves to hydroelectric dams to mass-transit systems, heavy infrastructure construction has held its own during the economic downturn and should see even stronger growth through 2017, ...


Coating Firm Built on Stolen Secrets?

A leading manufacturer of patented epoxy spray systems for infrastructure repair is suing a young competitor, contending that the rival business was built on information stolen as a licensee...


International, Polibrid Ink Sales Deal

Protective and marine coatings giant International Paint has been named the exclusive distributor of Polibrid Coatings’ solventless elastomeric polyurethane coatings products in the United S...


Free Webinar to Aid Coating Specifiers

Specifiers of coatings in the complex wastewater treatment environment can gain valuable help in executing an effective spec in a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Coating Fiasco Plagues Sewage Plant

Officials in the Newfoundland capital of St. John’s are working to repair and sue their way out of a major coating failure that has shut down a 2-million-gallon tank at a fairly new $150 mil...


3rd Worker Killed at Wastewater Plant

A third worker has perished at a Tennessee wastewater treatment plant while working to remove the wreckage that fatally crushed two other men last April.


Consultant Seeks Coatings Inspectors

T.C. Inspection Inc. has several openings for NACE Level I and II coating inspectors for refinery, water and pipeline projects in Northern California.


Global Infrastructure Facing $5T Gap

Global demand for infrastructure projects will near the $10 trillion mark by 2015, but the money to pay for it is unlikely to meet even half that need, a new study reports.


Free JPCL eBooks Focus On Protective Coatings

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new series of free eBooks with eight titles on bridge coating systems, coatings for petrochem plants, and other industry-specifi...


EPA Honors Wastewater Standouts

An unlikely source is bestowing honors on an unsung group, as the Environmental Protection Agency pays tribute this week to standout drinking-water and wastewater operators and facilities th...


ERS Inks Distribution Deal, Expands Team

Engineered Resin Solutions has signed a deal with ErgonArmor to sell ERS NovoCoat throughout the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean, expanding the young company’s presence in refineries and plants t...


Engineers: Water Neglect will Backfire

Skimping now on public investment in aging water infrastructure will cost U.S. homes and businesses $206 billion over the next decade, the nation’s civil engineers are warning.


DuPont Fined $725K in Repeat Plant Case

DuPont has agreed to pay a $725,000 fine and upgrade maintenance and hazardous material handling procedures at its century-old chemical plant in New Jersey—the facility’s second such sanctio...


Plant Operator Rips Fatal Blast Probe

A major wastewater plant owner accused of ignoring tank corrosion that led to a fatal explosion is fighting back with its own photos and a demand for another investigation.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


Pipe Maker Faces 27 OSHA Citations

One of the oldest names in American pipe manufacturing has been fined $85,000 and accused of 27 federal health and safety violations at its facility in Bessemer, AL.


ASTM Drafting Test for Sewer Coatings

ASTM International is developing a standard to help evaluate protective coatings for sewerage systems with a new test specific to these coatings.


ICL Acquires Halox Corrosion Inhibitors

ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group Inc., which produces corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and coatings ...


AL Water Works Bids 2 Painting Jobs

The Birmingham (AL) Water Works and Sewer Board will accept bids Friday (Sept. 30) for two projects: blasting, painting and related work on tanks and silos at three plants; and blasting and ...


Wastewater Plant Coatings Are Focus of Webinar

The ins and outs of selecting the correct coatings systems for wastewater plants will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


VA Waste Plant Coating Up for Bid

Bids will be opened Aug. 25 for concrete repair, cleaning and coating of the secondary clarifier and scrubber system at the Nansemond Sewage Treatment Plant in Suffolk, VA.


JPCL to Launch Coating e-Book Series

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will expand its veteran coatings buying guide this fall into a new series of 10 eBooks featuring selection and specifying advice for uni...


Fatal Blast Probed at CA Sewage Plant

Authorities are investigating the death of an operator who was struck by steel shards when a 4,500-gallon water tank burst at the Clear Creek Water Treatment Plant, in Redding, CA.


Veteran Wastewater Contractor Sold

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure is expanding its U.S. water and wastewater contracting footprint with the acquisition of Fru-Con Construction LLC.


Sewer Execs Sentenced; 1 Gets Prison Term

One Louisiana wastewater company owner will serve time in prison and another has been put on probation after both were sentenced in unrelated cases involving illegal discharges and other vio...


Gas Detector Monitors Continuously

MSA has unveiled the Ultima OPIR-5 Detector, an open-path IR gas detector that provides continuous monitoring of combustible gas concentrations at a path length of up to 150 meters (nearly 5...


EPA: No Fine in Fatal Plant Collapse

The Gatlinburg (TN) Wastewater Treatment Plant will not face federal penalties for the collapse of a sewage basin wall last month that killed two workers and dumped millions of gallons of ra...


EPA May Take Over City’s Crumbling Sewer System

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the city of Columbia, SC, to pony up nearly $600 million in water and sewer infrastructure upgrades or face a federal takeover of the municipa...


Wall Collapse Kills 2 at TN Sewage Plant

Authorities are investigating the collapse of a Tennessee wastewater containment wall that killed two workers and dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Little Pigeon River.


Polyurea Boasts Chemical Resistance

Ultimate Linings has introduced a fast-setting,100% solids, two-component spray polyurea for a variety of industrial concrete and metal applications.


FL Plant Coating Project Let Amid Flap

A Florida contractor has been awarded a $137,000 contract for concrete coating and metal painting work at a municipal wastewater plant after the low bidder erred and a higher bidder lodged a...


Worker Killed, 2 Injured in Manhole Accident

Authorities are investigating the death of one worker and injury of two others who were apparently overcome by fumes while repairing a pipeline to a water treatment plant in Winston-Salem, N...


Wastewater, Polyurethane Industries Name New Leadership

The wastewater treatment and polyurethane industries have new leaders and advocates at the helms of their professional associations.


Bids Sought for FL Plant Coating Work

The Seacoast (FL) Utility Authority will accept bids Jan. 12, 2011, for concrete coating and metal painting work on the Palm Beach Gardens Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Lab Corrosion Test Tougher Than Field

Tnemec has developed a 28-day accelerated lab coatings and linings testing protocol that the company says is more aggressive than 365 days of exposure in the severe headspace environment of ...


Water Plant Remade as Green Neighbor

While fences bar the public from most wastewater treatment plants, a new Olympia, WA, facility will engage its community with visitor-friendly educational space, an exhibit gallery, and even...


Crosno Construction Wins Tank Rehabilitation Bid

Crosno Construction Inc. of San Luis Obispo, CA, secured a contract of $569,501.04 with the City of Sunnyvale, CA to repair and reline three 60-foot-diameter by 24-foot-high steel tanks at ...


SW Offers Coating With Rapid Return to Service

Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) has introduced Cor-Cote HB Urethane, a coating for the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities that offers rapid return to service.


Painting of Two Trunk Sewer Crossings

The Mattabassett District of Cromwell, CT is currently advertising a project to clean and recoat all existing structural steel on two trunk sewer bridge crossings.


 
 
   

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