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Tank of Year Contest Opens

High-performance coatings manufacturer Tnemec is inviting nominations for its 11th annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors innovative use of the company’s coatings on water storage...


EPA, NYC Set Sites for Gowanus Tanks

The City of New York and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a tentative agreement regarding the construction of two sewage and storm water tanks to be built as part of the...


New Heat-Resistive Pipe, Tank Lining

Denso USA has announced its new internal pipe and tank lining, Archco 453HT. The lining has been designed to protect steel tanks and internal pipes from corrosion and to disperse heat in hig...


Industrial Spray-On Insulation Debuts

A new spray-on insulation for high-temperature industrial applications offers personal protection from extreme heat while preventing corrosion under insulation, according to its manufacturer...


Tank Company Settles OSHA Case

Following a propane explosion that injured six employees and seriously burned four of them as they were prepping a propane tanks for repainting, a company has settled with the federal agency...


High-Bake Phenolic Tank Lining Debuts

US Coatings has introduced a high-bake phenolic tank lining that the company says offers chemical resistance for a range of applications.


Oil and Gas Tech on SSPC 2016 Docket

As SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT nears, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is sharing the schedule of conference programming dedicated to work in the oil and gas business.


EPA Invests in State Water Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $165 million dollars to six New England states in support of water projects that safeguard public health and the envir...


Patriotic Theme Nets Top Tank Spot

A patriotic water tank in the City of Cocoa, FL, beat out more than 200 competitors to win Tnemec’s 2015 Tank of the Year contest.


Tank Lining Made to Protect in 1 Coat

AMSTERDAM--PPG Industries has launched Novaguard 810, a one-coat tank storage coating designed for superior resistance to a wide range of chemical and oil products.


EPA Tightens Rules for Storage Tanks

WASHINGTON--Stepped-up containment, training and inspection will soon be required under newly revised federal regulations meant to prevent hazardous releases from the nation's 571,000 underg...


Salem Bids a Bewitching Rehab

SALEM, MA—Bids are being accepted for recoating the interior and exterior of the Gallows Hill Reservoir in Salem, MA.


$29k Bid Takes VA Tank Painting Job

MONETA, VA—A West Virginia contractor will be painting the 75,000-gallon water storage tank in this southern Virginia city.


2 Fined for 38 Confined-Space Hazards

A temp staffing agency and contractor near Puget Sound, WA, are facing stiff fines for allegedly sending temporary workers into fuel tanks with no controls in place.


Tank Maker Held Liable in Fatal Fall

A nine-foot fatal fall from a faulty forklift has triggered a variety of federal safety citations against an Idaho tank manufacturer, including many related to its painting operation.


$120k Fine Set in Cellphone Tank Blast

A Texas oil company has been fined $120,000 in a storage-tank explosion sparked by a worker's cellphone, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced.


TX Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

Bids are being accepted for cleaning and recoating an existing 470,000-gallon ground level water storage tank, the City of Kilgore, TX, announced.


Tanks in for New Coatings, Inspections

As many as 80,000 aboveground storage tanks in West Virginia may fall under a set of new mandates for rigorous inspections, coating system overhauls, and spill prevention plans, state offici...


Bids Sought for 2 FL Water Towers

Bids are being accepted for cleaning, coating and repair work on two water storage towers in Clermont, FL.


Tank Coating Cures without Heat

Advanced Polymer Coatings has introduced a cargo tank coating for less severe cargoes.


Industrial Cleaner Boasts Bio-Safety

Cortec Corp. has introduced a heavy-duty, bio-based cleaner and degreaser for a variety of industrial and commercial jobs.


Garland Adds Infrastructure Division

Citing "an increasing need" to address "numerous infrastructure problems" in the U.S. and worldwide, Garland Industries Inc. has launched a division aimed at structural strengthening and res...


Contractor Fined after Painter Burned

A California contractor is being held responsible for a flash fire inside a metal tank that left a painter severely burned—and for not reporting the incident for four days.


Corrosion Threat Seen to 500K Tanks

A half-million storage tanks installed below 156,000 gas stations in the United States could be harboring a "hidden hazard" in need of a pricey fix, federal scientists are warning.


Welder Killed in Storage Tank Explosion

One worker is dead and three are injured after a storage tank exploded during welding work at a fish processing plant in Mississippi, authorities say.


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


New Option Expands Vac Capabilities

Guzzler Manufacturing has updated its classic industrial vacuum loader with an optional vane pump pressure offload system.


CSB: Corroded Tanks Were Not Inspected

Severe corrosion damage unchecked by adequate inspections likely caused a January chemical spill that left nearly 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water for almost a week, according ...


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


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.


Tank Contract Firm Tangles with Feds

A senior engineer has pleaded guilty and three executives at an Illinois tank maintenance firm have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud the state's Environmental Protection Agency ...


Bids Sought for 5 Florida Tanks

The City of St. Petersburg, FL, is seeking bids for the cleaning, repair, and recoating of four existing elevated water storage tanks and one surge tank.


WV Tank Leak Under Federal Scrutiny

Nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents were readying for a sixth straight day without water after a chemical leaked through a one-inch hole in a steel tank and escaped through a concrete sec...


$350K Tank Painting Up for Bid

The City of Modesto, CA, is seeking bids for the interior cleaning and recoating of a 1.3 million-gallon water storage reservoir—a project estimated at $350,000.


Hempel Expands Versiline Globally

Hempel has announced the global distribution of its Versiline coatings line, starting with the vinyl ester range.


Bids Requested for GA Tank Painting

Athens-Clarke County (GA) officials are soliciting bids for cleaning and recoating the elevated city water tank in Athens, GA.


Tank Cleaner Hit with 33 Violations

Federal authorities have slapped a slew of citations and $83,300 in fines on a tank cleaning company in Texas for chemical, explosive and confined-space hazards.


Painter Dispute Wipes Smile From Tower

An unfinished paint job has erased the beloved signature smile from the water tower of a New Jersey Shore town and plastered a big, fat frown on the faces of its 895 residents.


Power Plant Tank Coating Up for Bid

Bids are invited to clean and recoat two fuel tanks once used for experimental nuclear power, the Nebraska Public Power District has announced.


Rapid-Cure Epoxy Offers Quick Return

A new tank lining offers fast return to service in a single coat, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has announced.


Tank Lining Boasts 1-Coat Extended Life

A new coating for high-temperature tank applications that is also high pressure-resistant is designed to meet the increasing needs of the oil and gas industry, The Sherwin-Williams Company s...


New Coatings Protect Tanks and Piping

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


MA Bill Seeks Tank Inspection Change

Paint companies could see fewer storage tank inspections and related fees in Massachusetts under a bill seeking to amend annual inspection laws, said the American Coatings Association.


Bids Sought for Ballpark Water Tower

The City of Round Rock, TX, is seeking engineering services for the construction of a replica water tower at Dell Diamond ballpark.


OSHA Fines MT Tank Maker $75K

Spray area and confined-space hazards, improper resin storage and a variety of other dangers have led to a dozen federal safety citations and a $75,600 fine against a Montana tank maker.


 
 
   

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