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Blogs (47)


Thermoplastics: The Genie is Peeking Out of the Bottle

by Warren Brand

You heard it here first, folks. Paint is dead. It just doesn’t know it yet.


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

There are a number of different turbine types and structural configurations and desig...


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings

by Lee Wilson

Corrosion is a major risk for offshore wind foundations: Its effects could mean costl...


Are We Learning from Our Mistakes?

by Lee Wilson

Health and safety in the corrosion-control industry has always been a major priority ...


Understanding MIC (and the H2S Connection)

by Warren Brand

Understanding run-of-the-mill corrosion on steel is complex enough. I remember my co...


Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...


The Questionable Promise of Superhydrophobic Coatings

by Warren Brand

Imagine for a moment painting a surface that never gets dirty. Or one that’s perfectl...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 3

by Lee Wilson

Why, when the joint standards supply so much more information, are specifiers still c...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 2

by Lee Wilson

How does a SSPC/NACE joint standard on surface preparation differ from the equivalent...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 1

by Lee Wilson

Some say the ISO standard for dry abrasive blasting is in need of a revamp. Is it? An...


The World’s Largest Movable Structure You’ve Probably Never Heard About

by Warren Brand

It’s called The New Safe Confinement (NSC). Picture a massive, movable hangar-like do...


Sandblast Nozzle Selection

by Patrick Harmon

When it comes to sandblasting, the blast nozzle you use is critical. Blast nozzle sel...


No Two Alike

by Amy Gibson

Have you ever been in a class or a training session with an individual who asked too ...


Getting Along

by Michael Halliwell

A lot has been going on recently that draws my attention back to the social side of o...


How About a New 95:50 Rule?

by Robert Ikenberry

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “...


Outgassing: It’s Not Just Hot Air

by Warren Brand

I am intimately familiar with the fine art of “eye-rolling.” As the followers of my b...


Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

by Patrick Harmon

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can...


A Matter of Degree: Nothing Is Black or White

by Robert Ikenberry

We, as a society, seem to have a hard time with “facts” and “truth.” As a self-descri...


The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolef...


The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 1

by Lee Wilson

This is the first in a two-part series chronicling the history of protective pipeline...


Be Ready for What May Come

by Michael Halliwell

Kay Redfield Jamison once said, “There is always a part of my mind that is preparing ...


Between a Rock and a Rusty Place

by Warren Brand

My eldest daughter, Jessica, 21, excitedly called me a few months ago to tell me abou...


The Importance of Your Learning Culture

by Amy Gibson

First things first: What is an “organizational learning culture”? Your organizational...


Infrared vs. Convection Curing

by Patrick Harmon

Many manufacturers face the challenge of product piling up around their painting depa...


Our Industry’s Aversion to Risk: Nothing Is Risk-Free

by Warren Brand

I was 18 and SCUBA diving off a pristine, white, sandy beach in the Red Sea. My dive-...


Coatings Safety On and Off the Job

by Michael Halliwell

As anyone who reads my blog knows, my job involves sampling paints for lead, conducti...


Are Your Clients Arguing from Ignorance or Authority?

by Warren Brand

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know I live with four women—three daughte...


A Tale of Two Contractors:
The Hidden, Staggering Costs of Inefficiency

by Warren Brand

It was early spring of 2007 when my old coating company got the call from Grainger Wo...


Electrostatic Painting: What You Need to Know

by Patrick Harmon

Electrostatic painting is often not well understood in the paint and coatings industr...


Kindness: The Missing Ingredient in Any Successful Coating Application

by Warren Brand

It was 2010 and I had just turned 50 when I walked away from a family business. In do...


Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance

by Lee Wilson

Asset integrity can be defined as the ability of an asset to perform its required fun...


A Perspective on Learning

by Amy Gibson

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch said, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate ...


5 Tips to Reduce Solvent Use in Your Finishing Work

by Patrick Harmon

I was recently with a customer who wanted to reduce solvent use. His company currentl...


A Tale of Two Clients

by Warren Brand

There’s a concept in martial arts that the first time a student sees a


Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

by Lee Wilson

I was approached recently by a fellow coating inspector who had applied for a positio...


No Room for Painters

by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...


Giving Back

by Michael Halliwell

Isn’t it amazing how many lives we touch in our day-to-day work? Or even when we are ...


A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

by Warren Brand

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin...


All About Adhesion

by Lee Wilson

As I have stated time and time again, if a protective coating does not stick to the s...


Embracing Your Inner Geek

by Robert Ikenberry

PLEASONTON, CA--When you read the news, it seems there’s always a war on, over just a...


Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

by Warren Brand

When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around ...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


When Bad Specs Happen to Good Projects

by Lee Wilson

As we are well aware, many factors can and do cause premature coating failure. The us...


Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...


Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

by Warren Brand

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

by Warren Brand

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry...


 
 
   

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