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Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

A great deal of the coating condition survey is visual in nature, and for this reason...


Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 1

by Lee Wilson

I have always expressed my concerns in regard to the health and safety of offshore wo...


Understanding MIC (and the H2S Connection)

by Warren Brand

Understanding run-of-the-mill corrosion on steel is complex enough. I remember my co...


Normalization of Deviance

by Warren Brand

It brought down both Space Shuttles, is responsible for the disaster at Deepwater Hor...


Outgassing: It’s Not Just Hot Air

by Warren Brand

I am intimately familiar with the fine art of “eye-rolling.” As the followers of my b...


Between a Rock and a Rusty Place

by Warren Brand

My eldest daughter, Jessica, 21, excitedly called me a few months ago to tell me abou...


Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance

by Lee Wilson

Asset integrity can be defined as the ability of an asset to perform its required fun...


Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

by Lee Wilson

I was approached recently by a fellow coating inspector who had applied for a positio...


No Room for Painters

by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...


A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

by Warren Brand

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin...


All About Adhesion

by Lee Wilson

As I have stated time and time again, if a protective coating does not stick to the s...


Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

by Warren Brand

When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around ...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


Seeking Sense from the Experts

by Warren Brand

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference fo...


When Bad Specs Happen to Good Projects

by Lee Wilson

As we are well aware, many factors can and do cause premature coating failure. The us...


Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...


Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

by Warren Brand

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

by Warren Brand

Over 30 years in the industry, I’ve been on most sides of many paint issues. I’ve own...


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

by Warren Brand


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

by Warren Brand

It all started over coffee with a friend. I had wondered to Dean, a coating rep, how ...


I Try to be Flexible...

by Warren Brand

We are in the process of getting a water tank—85 feet in diameter and roughly 80 feet...


Beyond the Cold Wall: A Penetrating Look

by Warren Brand

Thanks to everyone for reading, thinking about and commenting on my last blog on the ...


Techie Trials and Paper Tigers

by Simon Hope

Life is great, things progress, and every day a shiny new techno-toy arrives to make ...


Dirty Secrets of the ‘Q’ Word

by Simon Hope

Having dispensed with human competence, can we hope for any better from its inanimate...


Revelations of the Magic Hammer

by Tim Race

Ever hear anyone state with great authority that you can't know what surface preparat...


Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

by Karen Kapsanis

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupt...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Tapping into a Time-Honored Test

by Tim Race

Tap ... tap ... tap ... Between the years of 1660 and 1664, my ninth great-gra...


New Tools Stuck in Old-School Ways

by Tim Race

In 1973, I was playing baseball for Parkside High School Eagles with Tony Dungy. That...


 
 
   

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