JPCL December 2019

 
JPCL December 2019


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Partnering with the U.S. Navy: Water-Storage Tank Maintenance on a Global Scale

by Gregory “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants

The author describes being charged with the evaluation and maintenance of over 500 water-storage tanks and related structures on 76 U.S Navy bases. Throughout the years, this partnership has grown into an efficient monitoring and maintenance program for the Navy’s global inventory of tanks, and is an example of how a consistent approach to professional tank engineering and inspection benefits an owner with either hundreds of tanks, or only a few.


Thermal Insulative Coatings: Corrosion Mitigation & Burn Protection

by Bruce Toews, Global Market Director – Oil & Gas, and Johnny C. Pourciau, Oil & Gas Market Director, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

In petroleum refineries and chemical processing plants, two primary options for burn protection exist: the traditional method of covering hot surfaces with insulation and cladding, and using thermal insulative coatings. While both meet OSHA’s guidelines for burn protection, this article explores how each option differs in terms of installation, maintenance, insulation values and corrosion potential.


Cathodic Protection and Pipeline Coatings: A Crash Course for Painters

by Brian Goldie, Technology Publishing Co.; and Brian Wyatt, Corrosion Control Associates Ltd.

This article describes how cathodic protection and coatings can be employed to combat corrosion on metal structures, including steel pipelines. The authors discuss the basic mechanisms of corrosion, how CP fits in to stop or slow this process, the different kinds of CP systems, and how CP works in tandem with protective coatings to protect structures from corrosion.


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