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Navy Explores Digital Ship Maintenance

According to reports, the United States Navy has begun exploring the use of a new digital software to help combat shipboard repairs and maintenance services.


Jotun Reveals Hull Cleaning Technology

Recently, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a proactive cleaning solution for the maritime industry.


Florida Power Adopts Drone Technology

In an effort to ensure the safety of its workers while simultaneously inspecting plant areas, Florida Power & Light Co. (Juno Beach, Florida) has been recently reported to adopt drone techno...


Robot Tackles Additive Work for Projects

Originally launched in 2017, the 4D Hybrid Autonomous Robot project, intended for use on metal surfaces in land and offshore projects, is now making its debut.


Robots and Drones Inspect Wind Blades

Reported this summer, the Department of Energy’s Blade Reliability Collaborative and Sandia National Laboratory have been researching how to noninvasively inspect wind blades for visible and...


Robots to Help Improve Bridge Inspections

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are working on developing a more reliable robotic technology that can reduce the cost of bridge inspections.


Research: Camera Yields Faster Bridge Deck Inspections

The Michigan Department of Transportation, working in collaboration with the Michigan Tech Research Institute, is developing a new way to inspect bridge decks: a high-quality camera that is ...


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

Just last month, the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to suspend McClain and Co. Inc. (Culpeper, Virginia) from participating in any federal procurement and non-procurement t...


Researchers Developing Bridge Inspection Technology

Missouri S&T researchers are currently in the middle of a five-year project geared toward developing new bridge and highway inspection technologies that don’t disrupt traffic flow, which inc...


Awards Voting Continues

As announced last week, voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, honoring the people and products that make the protective, marine and industrial coat...


Voting Begins for Industry Awards

The fall issue of PaintSquare Press is on its way to readers this week, and with it comes the opening of voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, hono...


Flying, Swimming Drone Inspects DE Bridge

While drone inspections of bridges and other structures are becoming more common every day, a recent inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was a first of its kind: An inspection by a hy...


Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


Coatings Firm Partners on Inspection Drones

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced it is partnering with an oil and gas tanker operator and a drone developer to create a drone that will allow the remote inspection of enclosed s...


Inspector Loses Life on MA Water Tank Dive

A water tank inspector was killed during a tank dive in Braintree, MA, Thursday (Dec. 15), when his equipment reportedly failed.


Tool Made to Measure Concrete Coatings

A U.K.-based inspection equipment manufacturer has launched a new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates.


Gauge Measures Coatings on Concrete

A new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates has been launched by inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer.


Firm Launches Wet-Sponge Holiday Detector

A holiday detector redesigned with new capabilities is now available from corrosion mitigation instrument manufacturer Tinker & Rasor.


Partners Debut Mobile Inspection Tool

Pavia Systems (Seattle), a software company specializing in technology for the transportation infrastructure industry has partnered with construction engineering firm Jacobs (Pasadena, CA) t...


Assessing Highway Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given America’s civil infrastructure an overall grade of a D+ based on ASCE’s 2013 Report Card, while “Bridges” received only a slightly be...


Radar Looks Inside Tunnel Wall

An alternate method of inspecting the integrity of concrete tunnel walls was demonstrated in Pittsburgh last week as part of a program that finds strategic solutions to national transportati...


Underground Radar Detects Hidden Damage

Years after Hurricane Katrina struck, the southern Louisiana city of Slidell is benefitting from an underground pipe inspection technology developed at Louisiana Tech University.


Elcometer Launches New Bresle Test Patches

Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer Limited (Manchester, England) has released a new tool for measuring the level of soluble salts on uncoated surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6.


Snooper Truck Tip Leaves Workers Stranded

Two workers reportedly escaped without serious injury after the crane from which they were performing a bridge inspection tipped over Monday (Aug. 29).


SSPC Inspection Courses Arrive in NY

A selection of SSPC training programs focused on the principles and practices of coating inspection will be available this fall at DeFelsko Corporation’s Ogdensburg, NY, headquarters, the co...


Corrosion Detection from Afar

New technology being tested in the U.K. could change the way bridges and other structures are checked for corrosion, allowing inspectors a detailed look from a football field’s length away.


 
 
   

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