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Problem Solving Forum (10)


What criteria should an owner use to determine whether to specify full removal or spot- or zone-repair on a maintenance project?


When performing maintenance painting of tank coatings, what are the pros and cons of overcoating an existing lining that appears to be in good condition?


How many times can a building be repainted before the paint becomes too thick to perform properly?


When performing maintenance surveys on structures that require coatings under insulation, how do you inspect the condition of the coatings?


I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The original coating (type unknown) has started to blister. What material, at what DFT, should be used to refurbish the coating?


When a food plant runs 24/7, even during coating maintenance, tiny airborne food particles can contaminate a prepared surface. How do you identify, prevent and/or remove such contamination before coating?


Is there a place for using “rust convertors” in heavy-duty maintenance projects?


What is the correct procedure for carrying out preventive maintenance painting work in a small chemical product tank?


Which lining systems are suitable for the maintenance painting of an mono ethylene glycol storage tank protection?


Lighthouse Painting: I'm with a Massachusetts municipal park department and have been ordered by the city's administration to "get the lighthouse painted." I know there's far more to it than just grabbing a brush and a can of paint. I need to know how to write specifications for a bid for such a project, as well as how to locate companies that might want the job. Since I'm starting from scratch here, any information or references would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by reader William Woolley


 
 
   

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