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New Elastomer Made for Vertical Lining

MAPLE SHADE, NJ--Stonhard has introduced a spray-applied lining system for reservoirs, large tanks, cooling towers and other vertical applications in corrosive environments.


Insulating Coating Gets an Upgrade

NAPLES, FL--Industrial Nanotech Inc. is promising better thermal insulation in a non-hazardous formulation at a lower cost with the second generation of its Heat Shield EPX4.


Navy to Upgrade Aging Pacific Tank Base

HONOLULU--After decades of leaks at its quarter-billion-gallon, World War II-era tank farm underneath Oahu, the U.S. Navy has agreed to a comprehensive upgrade to prevent future releases.


New Rule Issued on Confined Space

WASHINGTON, DC—Coordination of contractors, continuous monitoring and more rigorous inspection are among the requirements of the first new federal rule for confined-space work in constructio...


Policy Challenged after Worker Trapped

Trapped for more than an hour inside a dark submarine tank at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, abrasive blaster DeShaun Fuller thought he was going to die.


Range of Epoxies Suits Marine Apps

Hempel has launched a new high-performance range of pure epoxy coatings for marine newbuild.


Composite Made for Oily, Wet Repairs

Belzona has introduced a paste-grade epoxy composite engineered for in situ repairs of wet, oil-contaminated and underwater surfaces.


WorkBoat Set for New Maintenance Show

A new conference and expo targeting marine maintenance and repair is docking in New Orleans next month.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


$612K Hazardous Waste Fine Upheld

Leaking drums, mishandled aerosol paint and hazmat tanks without containment all add up to an unpermitted hazardous-waste storage facility that will cost two Virginia chemical companies more...


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.


SSPC Honors the Best of 2014

LAS VEGAS—Complex containment, strict schedules and rigorous regulations earned eight painting projects top honors as SSPC 2015 opened Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Las Vegas, NV.


Hempel Adds Epoxies for Marine, Tanks

Newbuild cargo tanks and the marine maintenance market have two new epoxy options in the Hempadur line from global coatings maker Hempel.


Permit Lack Seen in Fatal Tank Blaze

Unpermitted welding by three workers inside a "dilapidated" storage tank below a Dallas skyscraper apparently ignited the blaze that led to their deaths, authorities say.


30 Years on, Lessons from a Catastrophe

Invoking the 1984 tank explosion that ignited the world's worst industrial disaster, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has issued an urgent new call for measures to improve chemical handling sa...


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

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


Robot Dives into Nuclear Inspection

For the first time, an underwater robot has inspected the storage tank floor of a nuclear reactor to meet Nuclear Energy Institute requirements—no draining or diving required.


2 New Options for Harsh Environments

Dow has unveiled two polyurethane products for protecting infrastructure in the harshest environments.


Wall Thickness: How Low Can You Go?

Measuring wall thickness—a key element in assessing the structural integrity of steel tanks and piping—gets an expert assist in the latest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.


Green Pouch Offers Corrosion Protection

A new Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) pouch from Cortec Corp. is designed to protect metal parts in non-ventilating spaces.


Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Corrosion Salaries Head Up and Down

North American corrosion professionals are significantly outearning their European counterparts, according to a new survey by NACE International.


Storage Tank Bill Tabbed at $114M

A U.S. proposal to protect surface water from chemical storage facilities would cost about $114 million over four years, likely busting the federal threshold for unfunded mandates in the pri...


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.


‘Old Glory’ Tank Painting Up for Bid

Contractors have nine days to submit proposals for cleaning and coating the beflagged 1.5-million-gallon elevated water storage tank of Cocoa, FL.


Antifouling Touts Slick Slime Trick

PPG Industries has launched Sigmaglide 1290, a 100 percent silicone-binder system that uses surface regeneration technology to maintain a slime-resistant substrate.


FL Tank Maker Fined $106K for Hazards

Painters, blasters and other temporary and full-time workers at a longtime manufacturer of tanks and pressure vessels are the focus of concern in 23 federal health and safety citations alleg...


25-Foot Fall Claims Pressure Washer

A 26-year-old father of four has perished in a 25-foot fall while doing pressure-washing work at a plant in Texas.


Officials Cry Fowl on Painting Holdup

If only industrial scaffolding didn’t look so cozy and inviting—a place to curl up and call home. But apparently, it does—at least, if you’re a raven—and now, the town of Fair Lawn, NJ, will...


$23K Fine Set in ‘Preventable Tragedy’

Federal authorities are holding a Pennsylvania paving contractor liable for the death of a employee who was killed while inspecting the inside of a tank on an industrial vacuum truck in Octo...


Tnemec Expands Tank Armor Line

Tnemec Company has added a new chemical-resistant epoxy coating to its Tank Armor line.


Contractor Settles Painter Wage Case

A longtime Pittsburgh-based industrial painting company has agreed to pay more than $25,000 in back wages and damages to 26 painters who were defrauded of their rightful pay, the Department ...


More Tank Dangers Seen at Hanford

In a scenario he likens to the movie Groundhog Day, a U.S. Senator is reporting new disclosures of radioactive leak risks due to flawed tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Tank Coating Work up for Bid

The City of Williamsburg, VA, is seeking contractors to bid on the interior and exterior cleaning, repair and recoating of two existing elevated storage tanks and one ground storage tank—a p...


Water-Based Epoxy Shields Tanks

Industrial-grade thermal tank insulation from a water-based epoxy is the promise of Carboline Company's new Carbotherm 551.


NSRP Tackles Paper, Primers, Process

ORLANDO—Slashing paper work, simplifying maintenance, and improving process efficiencies are the goals that drove recent projects by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Top Coating Projects of 2013 Honored

ORLANDO—Coatings projects dazzling, daring and dangerous joined industry leaders in the winners circle Monday (Feb. 10) as SSPC 2014 opened to a record crowd in Orlando, FL.


EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.


WA Hits Feds over Leaking Nuke Tank

The federal government is doing an “unacceptable” job of removing waste that has been leaking from a Hanford Site nuclear tank for at least 16 months, Washington State officials say.


Work Halted after Fatal Tank Collapse

With construction suspended, federal authorities are investigating the collapse of an industrial storage tank that sent two workers plummeting 60 feet to their deaths.


Corrosion Blamed in Fatal Plant Blast

Stress corrosion cracking and a lack of inspections likely caused the fatal explosion at an Illinois manufacturing plant in 2009, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded.


Navy Charges 4 in 2 Diving Deaths

The U.S. Navy has charged four senior leaders of an elite diving unit with dereliction of duty in the deaths of two Navy divers who perished during a training exercise at Aberdeen Proving Gr...


Bids Sought for Water Tower Painting

The City of Winter Haven, FL, is seeking proposals from contractors to clean, blast and recoat a 150,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Paint Worker Found on Tank Dies

A paint plant worker in New Jersey died after he was overcome by fumes and toppled onto a solvent tank, local police reported.


2 Burned in Tank Lining Blast

Two workers were seriously burned this week when an underground gasoline storage tank erupted in a flash fire as they were lining it, authorities say.


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


2013 Corrosion Salaries Set Records

Call it a rust-to-riches story. Corrosion careers are paying better than ever, with record-high average annual salaries for professionals in the United States, Canada and the European Union,...


Contract Awarded for Coast Guard Boat

A U.S. Coast Guard navigation vessel will be cleaned and recoated as part of a recently awarded $63,000 contract.


2 Companies Held Liable in Tank Death

South Carolina health and safety investigators have fined a paper mill and its contractor in the asphyxiation of a worker who was cleaning a tank in January.


Bids Invited for 10-Year Tank Project

Limestone County, AL, authorities are seeking contractors for an extensive 10-year tank maintenance project in Athens, AL.


Plant Settlement to Cost Shell $115M+

Shell Oil will spend nearly $120 million for facility upgrades and fines to settle federal litigation involving pollution at its Houston-area refinery and chemical plant.


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.


Lining Touts Severe Chemical Resistance

Sherwin-Williams' Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced Magnalux 404 FF, billed as the first styrene-free vinyl ester for use with steel and concrete substrates in the oil and...


Free eBook Offers Tank Coating Help

A new compilation of technical guidance on coating protection and maintenance of water tanks is now available as a free downloadable eBook from JPCL.


Bids Invited for Coating 10 Tanks

The City of Bartlett, TN, is seeking maintenance and inspection services for 10 steel tanks in the city’s water system over the course of 10 years.


2 Burned in Blast Operation Explosion

Two workers have been critically burned in explosions at an Oklahoma abrasive blasting and coating plant that may have been operating unlawfully, authorities say.


7 Blasts on AL Barges Injure 3

A spark during cleaning operations apparently triggered seven explosions that blew up two fuel barges and sent three people to the hospital this week in Mobile, AL, the Coast Guard said Thur...


7 Workers Perish during Tank Cleaning

Seven workers have died while cleaning a tank at a brewery in Mexico City for Grupo Modelo, the parent company of Corona beer, the company has confirmed.


Steel Tank Makers Elect Leaders

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association have elected their officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.


Producer Blamed in Death of Tank Diver

A California film studio is being held liable for the death of a water tank cleaner who drowned on a movie set last fall.


MT Contractor Cited in Worker's Death

A Montana paving contractor is facing 16 federal health and safety violations, including one willful violation, in the death of a worker who slipped from the top of a tank and struck his hea...


Nuke Firm to Pay $18.5M in 10-Year Scam

A decade of “systemic” time-card fraud charged to a $2.6 billion nuclear tank cleaning contract will cost global engineering firm CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. $18.5 million in penalties and rest...


Tank Worker Killed, 2 Hurt at SC Plant

Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker who was cleaning a fume tank at a South Carolina paper mill owned by Resolute Forest Products.


 
 
   

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