by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, MS; Ravi Nagarajan; Bill Dempster; Robin Wade, MA; and Sherman Spear, International Paint LLC
This article explores the footprint and characteristics of a novel and solvent-free, low-temperature-cure, epoxy-polysulfide intumescent passive-fire-protection (PFP) coating. This coating is compared and contrasted with the other behemoths in the passive-fire-
by Eric Herzberg, LMI; Charles A. Babish, Jeffrey K. Nusser and Darryl J. Stimson, USAF
In the U.S. Air Force, the current constrained fiscal environment with dwindling resources necessitates effective performance metrics to maximize readiness and combat capability at the lowest overall maintenance cost. This article describes a method that takes a rigorous look at subsystems and maintenance activities that have the greatest impact on availability and cost due to corrosion maintenance.
As steps have been taken to minimize work in confined spaces by exploring zero-man entry over the lifetime of storage and process vessels, a novel robotic system has been developed that includes a range of methods for the inspection of storage tanks while in service. The authors provide an overview of the technologies involved and describe how these technologies link into more efficient integrity management of storage tanks.