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ThyssenKrupp, Tata Steel Talk Merger

German industry giant ThyssenKrupp has confirmed that it is in talks with India-based Tata Steel about a possible merger, leading to speculation that Europe’s steel market may be set to furt...


Building Turkey’s Longest Bridge

One of the world’s newest, longest bridges owes a large part of its existence to a Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer, and its ongoing health to a pair of Danish and German engineering firm...


Galvanizer Faces $50K Bill

A Texas galvanizing facility is facing more than $50,000 in fines after federal inspectors found numerous alleged safety violations at its steel coating plant.


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Blogs (1)


Too Much Rust for the Weary

From Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage ta...


 
 

Problem Solving Forum (20)


On guardrails on a marine wharf, grating panels consisting of mild steel bars about 1/8-inch by 1-inch on a 2-inch-square grid were painted with a three-coat zinc/epoxy/urethane system. Inspectors are finding numerous pinholes in the finish coat along the inside corners of the grating where the 1-inch-thick bars meet at a 90-degree angle. These pinholes were not noticed in the zinc or epoxy coats, but the final coat's visual inspection is more detailed. What is the likely cause of the pinholing, and what could be done to prevent it on future applications? Also, what should the disposition of the parts with pinholes be, as in, repair, accept as is, reblast and recoat, or an alternative?


Alternatives to coal tar epoxies in wastewater/sewage applications have been in service for a number of years. From experience, which coating types with what fillers at what thicknesses (over steel) have performed best?


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Articles (23)


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...


Problems with galvanizing

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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Video Learning Center (8)


Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings application.


Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by PaintSquare.com in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by PaintSquare.com focused on coatings technology and their applications.


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Standards (3)


Standard Specification for Higher-Strength Martensitic Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet , and Strip

issued by ASTM

This specification covers the standard for martensitic stainless steel for various structural, ...


Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Aluminum-Coated, by the Hot-Dip Process

issued by ASTM

This specification covers aluminum-coated steel sheet in coils and cut lengths available with t...


Standard Specification for Design and Fabrication of Flue Gas Desulfurization System Components for Protective Lining Application

issued by ASTM

This specification covers the design and fabrication of metal components for flue gas desulfuri...


 
 
   

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Power, Precision, Reliability. Titan PowrCoat Series.

PREMIUM COMES STANDARD. Power, precision and reliability are built into each unit including Severe Service which means twice the life with no maintenance. For maximum uptime, durability and ease of use, nothing performs like the PowrCoat™ from Titan.


Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

The PHASCOPE® PMP10 from FISCHER precisely measures thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) on stainless steel.


Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210


Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

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