Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes


Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured webinars remains available to registrants until May 31.

Over the course of the next few months, PaintSquare Daily News will be highlighting some of those webinars, reminding readers to experience these educational presentations before they’re gone.

The event was co-sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Carboline, Finishing First (Powered by LMCI) and McBrayer & Associates.

Preparing for Changes in Tank Linings

Mark Thomas and Cory Brown, of Tnemec Company Inc., presented Preparing for Changes in Tank Linings,” on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, as part of the conference’s protective and marine track.

In their webinar, the duo noted on the upcoming changes to NSF Std. 61 and the importance of clean, safe drinking water. In preparing for the important requirement changes for potable water coatings, some local municipalities and health departments have further lowered extractable allowances to levels that can be very difficult to achieve.

Specifically, Tnemec is participating in projects across the country that meet these strict requirements by educating decision makers and helping avoid contentious situations that can arise after a potable water lining is installed. In the webinar, Thomas and Brown further describe the ways in which interior coatings are being affected by new extractables testing and discuss new methods of analysis and how they will impact installers of certified lining materials. The presentation also covers several case studies and discusses how Tnemec is able to support projects, beginning with coating selection and ending with an accepted lining installation.

About the Presenters

Thomas is responsible for marketing Tnemec's many coating products, managing its brands and directing its sales initiatives. Since joining the company’s marketing department in 1996, he has worked extensively on product introductions and promotions, collaborating with various departments in the company, including research and development and technical service. In his day-to-day work, Thomas supervises and coordinates Tnemec’s marketing department, inside sales team and segments of the sales department. In addition to his Tnemec experience, he is a LEED AP BD+C and NACE CIP Level 2 Coating Inspector. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications, both from the University of Kansas.

With over 20 years in the coating industry, Brown understands the critical role of quality coating technology and well-rounded technical support. His experience as a member of the Tnemec team includes seven years as a senior technical service representative and five years as a production supervisor responsible for managing the daily operations of three departments at Tnemec. Brown is a certified coating inspector with NACE International and is active in the Society for Protective Coatings (now AMPP). Brown graduated from Park University in Parkville, Missouri, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and recently received his MBA from University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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