An Unexpected Challenge Leads to a High-Tech Solution

From JPCL, August 2022

By Drew Johnson, Corrosion Control Resources, Inc.


When a coating contractor crew arrived on a project site expecting to find a raw water pipe lined with coal tar epoxy, but instead found a thicker, more difficult to remove coal-tar enamel, they had to pivot and come up with a new solution for the lining removal. This article will describe how the crew was able to employ robotic blasting with sponge media to get the interior of the pipe ready for a new coating system....


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