by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration
The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether two-coat or three-coat coating systems would provide the best protection for bridge rehabilitation at the lowest cost. The article also breaks down the evaluation process step-by-step and explains the significance of each of the testing criteria.
by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)
This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintenance plan to maximize a water storage tank coating system’s service life even beyond the recommended 15 to 20 years. The author uses a real world, ongoing water tank maintenance plan to explain the benefits to this process.
by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation
The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility
personnel and coatings specialists to inspect, repair, and recoat coated infrastructure. The focus is restricted to hydropower facilities but translates well to other infrastructure. The article concludes with basic details one should consider when developing a coatings maintenance strategy.
What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel factory roof that is subject to hydrochloric acid vapors and other industrial pollutants and particulates in a hot, humid environment?