To Recoat Or Not To Recoat: A Secondary Containment Case Study

From JPCL, October 2019

By Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC

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....


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Tagged categories: concrete; Cost-savings; Failure analysis; Program/Project Management; Project Management; Recoating; Tanks; Warren Brand

Comment from Damon Givens, (11/25/2019, 8:44 AM)

Excellent article, Warren (as usual). I like that you acknowledged all of the perspectives including the facility owner, applicator, manufacturer and the third party. We all see these issues from a different viewpoint and bring into it our motives, bias, emotions, etc. The human factors are sometimes underestimated in light of the complicated technical problem at hand. I continue to embrace the key learning that facility owners cannot rely solely on a manufacturer, supplier, or applicator.


Comment from Warren Brand, (12/2/2019, 4:32 PM)

Hi Damon. Thanks you for taking the time to write and respond - and for your kind words.


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