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Blogs (25)


Between a Rock and a Rusty Place

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

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


Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

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


Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

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


No Room for Painters

From Inspector's Corner 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

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

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


All About Adhesion

From Inspector's Corner 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?

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

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


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

From Coatings Consult 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

From Coatings Consult 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

From Inspector's Corner 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

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

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


Where It All Went So Wrong

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

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


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

From Coatings Consult 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?

From Coatings Consult 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?

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

From Coatings Consult 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...

From Coatings Consult 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

From Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

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


Techie Trials and Paper Tigers

From On the Contrary 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

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

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


Revelations of the Magic Hammer

From Paint Dude by Tim Race

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


Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

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


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

From On the Contrary by Simon Hope

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


Tapping into a Time-Honored Test

From Paint Dude by Tim Race

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


New Tools Stuck in Old-School Ways

From Paint Dude by Tim Race

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


 
 
   

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change


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Novatek Corporation
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Sika-Us
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Fischer Technology Inc.
NEW PROBE FOR MEASURING TSA THICKNESS

aired with the PHASCOPE PMP10, Fischer’s new probe is quick and accurate for measuring thermally sprayed aluminum on stainless steel. Click to learn more.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
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Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
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www.abkaelin.com


Park Derochie Coatings Ltd.
www.ParkDerochie.com

Coatings          Fireproofing
Sandblasting     Scaffolding
Metalizing           Insulation

• Shop & Field Services
• SSPC Certified
• NACE Inspectors on staff
• New Construction &
  Maintenance Programs


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!


Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

 
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