by Timothy Wedow, Master-Lee Energy Services Corp.
Why would anyone want a coating system to detach from the surface? This article describes how a removable polyurea is used to decontaminate nuclear reactors during scheduled shutdowns. The coating captures contaminants, protecting workers, increasing their productivity time and reducing outage time, all of which lowers the overall cost associated with a reactor outage.
Owners must be responsible for the corrosion mitigation of the assets they manage, and this means seeking multiple opinions from knowledgeable sources when decisions need to be made. This article describes the factors that determined whether or not to recoat a secondary containment facility—factors that included more than coating failure.
A small Texas town suffered economically when its denim mill closed in 2015—until a dairy company opened a dairy-processing facility in the former mill, converting the existing space and erecting an addition. This article explores the materials used and processes undertaken to prepare the existing and new concrete floors for this new environment.