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Case History

by Michael Osborne and Sanaz Ghalambor, Nukote Coating Systems

Wet Work: Space Center Boulevard Storm Sewer Reconstruction

Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

by [adapted by] Jim Molnar, UTLX, from the 2015 Mechanical Association Railway Technical Services Annual Conference, Protective Coatings Committee Session

Each year the Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Protective Coating...

Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come in...

Top of the News

The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...

Achieving Efficiencies with Coatings and Linings Work in Gulf Coast Environments

by Ron Knecht, Regional Market Segment Director, Oil & Gas, North America, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article will discuss the latest coating technologies that can overcome the chal...

Reinforced Storage Tank Linings: Advantages and Applications

by Matthew Fletcher, International Paint Ltd.

The author explains the benefits of using different types of reinforced lining system...

On overcoating existing tank linings

When performing maintenance painting of tank linings, what are the pros and cons of o...

Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...

The Crude Truth about Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

by Michael McGlamry, Hempel USA

The author discusses the changing conditions and lining considerations for transporti...

Understanding Vinyl Ester and Epoxy Tank Lining Properties for Power Plants: Tips for Owners

by Jeff Stewart, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

This article gives an overview of the key features needed for vinyl ester and epoxy t...

Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

Preparing Surfaces at Wastewater Plants: An Overview of Substrates, Practices, and Standards

by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The author describes how surface preparation for the use of high-performance protecti...

Protecting Scrubbers in Power Plants: How History Stacks Up

by Gary Hall, Sauereisen, Inc.

This article elaborates on the trends and materials of protection in fossil fuel-fire...

Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...

Sizing DH for Water Tank Lining Jobs

by Don Schnell, Dehumidification Technologies, LP

The author focuses on sizing dehumidification (DH) for water tank lining projects and...

On sizing DH for a tank lining job

How do you determine the size of a dehumidification unit for a tank lining job?

Cases from the F-Files - Lining a clarifier four times to get acceptable performance

Market Update: A Snapshot of the Railcar Lining Business: A Slow Train Coming?

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL

On lining a demineralized water tank

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a deminerali...

The case of the yellowed water tank lining

by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

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