Achieving Quality Asset Protection at the Lowest Applied Cost


By Kendall Smith, Induron Coatings, Inc.

Coatings application in progress  PHOTO: COURTESY OF INduron

Did you know that there are more than a million steel electrical transmission and distribution (T&D) structures with corrosion issues in North America? While these issues are being addressed on several thousand structures, many more need attention.

The Induron approach to asset protection is to assess the lowest applied cost per square foot per year, calculated based on experience and proven standards that have yielded excellent results.

Standards Based on Experience

The global standards for T&D coatings work empower the parties involved—including utility companies, contractors and even regular rate payers—to achieve excellent, long-term results for T&D structures. While these standards had to be written generically and without favoritism toward a particular brand or type of coating, they could be written based on coating systems that have performed best for decades: 

Long-term protection can be assured when a coatings project combines experienced, safety-minded contractors, coatings technology with a long-established record of quality and the recently published global standards for T&D coatings application.

Proven Protection at the Lowest Applied Cost

The coatings used on this particular T&D project were developed in the 1950s and formulated with materials that provide the electric utility with the lowest possible cost per square foot per year, based on the performance of thousands of similar projects over decades.

Induron provides utility owners around the world with a solution to extend the useful life of transmission and distribution assets. The company has invested time and money to help electric utilities abroad build asset protection programs. Because the Induron way has been shown to cut costs while saving time, many of these customers have said they will continue using asset protection coatings programs created with the company’s expertise and assistance.

For more information about building an asset protection program, contact an Induron sales representative or visit induron.com.

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Kendall Smith, Induron Coatings, Inc.

Kendall Smith is the Induron Protective Coatings Power Market Manager.