by Nick Bressler, World International Testing, Inc.
In order to bring the 92-year-old Alta Vista Standpipe up to current AWWA standards and achieve the owner’s long-term goals, refurbishment was selected over replacement. This article describes the factors that played a role in choosing repair over replacement and the courses of action taken.
by Saiada Fuadi Fancy, Md. Ahsan Sabbir and Kingsley Lau, Florida International University and Dale DeFord, Florida Department of Transportation
This article presents experimental results of coating degradation and corrosion development on three-coat systems and aluminum epoxy mastic repair coatings on steel with various types of surface preparation and subjected to cyclic salt wet-dry exposure cycles.
There are important criteria to consider when choosing a surface preparation method along with ways to reduce costs associated with this process. When discussing air-powered abrasive blasting, technologies and industry best practices are often overlooked or circumvented in the name of tradition or cost savings, but the results of these choices can be detrimental. This article focuses on steps to maintain or increase production and departmental profits.