Back to the Future: Part 1: Tank Lining Applications Using Robotics and AI

by Norm Spence and Ahmed Kawar, BSc., Confined Space Robotics; and Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, Chem, Eng., AkzoNobel

Automation and robotic technology are hardly new, but their use in the industrial painting field and new artificial intelligence-driven systems has been increasing. In this article, the authors review some of the robotic solutions available in the tank lining market and cover how they and AI model...

Back to the Future: Part 1: Tank Lining Applications Using Robotics and AI

by Norm Spence and Ahmed Kawar, BSc., Confined Space Robotics; and Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, Chem, Eng., AkzoNobel

Automation and robotic technology are hardly new, but their use in the industrial painting field and new artificial intelligence-driven systems has been increasing. In this article, the authors review some of the robotic solutions available in the tank lining market and cover how they and AI model...

ZAP! Laser Cleaning on BART’s Transbay Tube Retrofit

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors; with Jim Healy, California Engineering Contractors; Ethan Standen, Shimmick Construction; and Mark Stewart, Stewart Consulting Solutions

When the factory-applied coatings on steel plates used for the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Transbay Tube project started delaminating at the edges, the contractors had to come up with a solution on the spot to keep the massive project moving forward. This article outlines how a novel laser cleaning tec...

ZAP! Laser Cleaning on BART’s Transbay Tube Retrofit

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors; with Jim Healy, California Engineering Contractors; Ethan Standen, Shimmick Construction; and Mark Stewart, Stewart Consulting Solutions

When the factory-applied coatings on steel plates used for the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Transbay Tube project started delaminating at the edges, the contractors had to come up with a solution on the spot to keep the massive project moving forward. This article outlines how a novel laser cleaning tec...

Industrial Coatings Projects: 2024 Market Forecast

With infrastructure funds flowing in and construction projects booming, painting contractors need all the help they can get in planning and prioritizing their upcoming projects. This 2024 forecast data has been compiled by Paint BidTracker reporters so that contractors can anticipate where major i...

Industrial Coatings Projects: 2024 Market Forecast

With infrastructure funds flowing in and construction projects booming, painting contractors need all the help they can get in planning and prioritizing their upcoming projects. This 2024 forecast data has been compiled by Paint BidTracker reporters so that contractors can anticipate where major i...