5 Benefits of Pipe and Valve Protective Coatings

5 Benefits of Pipe and Valve Protective Coatings

 March 15, 2024

Industrial storage tanks are the unsung heroes of many industries. They hold liquids and gasses essential for operations — whether providing clean drinking water to communities or carrying chemicals for industrial processes. But amidst the daily demands of industrial operations, pipes and valves are frequently sidelined. Protecting these components helps maintain the integrity and longevity […]

Industrial Coating Selection Guide: 3 Questions to Ask

Industrial Coating Selection Guide: 3 Questions to Ask

 February 15, 2024

  Choosing the best protective coating system requires careful consideration. You have hundreds of coating options, each with its own attributes. We understand that researching can be tedious, but durable and reliable tank protection is worth the effort, justifying the investment in time and resources. Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Coating As an […]

What Is Surface Preparation? (A Guide for  Owners)

What Is Surface Preparation? (A Guide for Owners)

 January 15, 2024

No matter how advanced or expensive a coating system is, poor surface preparation will lead to coating failures. Avoid the costly consequences! While requirements can differ from project to project, here is a general guide to surface preparation: 1. Remove Old or Damaged Coatings Dry abrasive blasting, also called sandblasting, clears away the existing coating. […]

Pros and Cons of Epoxy Coating Types for Maximum Tank Protection

Pros and Cons of Epoxy Coating Types for Maximum Tank Protection

 December 15, 2023

Choosing the best epoxy coating for your storage tanks takes time and effort. To speed up the selection process and ensure you make the right choice, below, the Industrial Inspection & Consulting team weighs the pros and cons of solvent-based, water-based, and 100% solids epoxies. Facts About Solvent-Based Epoxy Coatings: The Classic Choice Solvent-based epoxies […]

The Cold Truth About Applying Coatings in Low Temperatures

The Cold Truth About Applying Coatings in Low Temperatures

 November 15, 2023

    Temperature is a determining factor in the failure or success of your protective coatings project. Cold weather conditions and low temperatures, in particular, can cause more issues than warm ones. But what exactly will happen if you apply coatings at lower temperatures? Let’s discuss. The Impact of Low Temperatures on Coating Application Ideally, […]

Four Questions to Ask When Choosing a Water Tank Liner

Four Questions to Ask When Choosing a Water Tank Liner

 October 15, 2023

      Did you know the inside of your underground and aboveground storage tanks requires industrial coatings, too? Internal tank linings prevent corrosion, leaks, evaporation, and contamination by providing an impermeable barrier between the tank’s metal surface and its contents. However, with multiple tank liners available, which should you choose? To help you decide, […]

5 Industrial Coating Mistakes and How to Protect Your Assets

5 Industrial Coating Mistakes and How to Protect Your Assets

 September 15, 2023

  A protective coatings project being “simple and straightforward” is a false and dangerous misconception. One “minor” pitfall can lead to subpar results, wasting resources and compromising the integrity of assets. Moreover, if a coatings project involves chemical storage tanks, potable water systems, and other structures designed to hold hazardous substances or liquids for human […]

Tackling the Sticky Situation of Amine Blush in Epoxy Coatings

Tackling the Sticky Situation of Amine Blush in Epoxy Coatings

 August 15, 2023

  Take a good look at your industrial storage tanks. Examine each substrate closely. Do you see a thin, waxy, or greasy film on the surface? If yes, you may be dealing with amine blush. What is amine blushing in epoxy coatings? Amine blushing, also referred to as amine exudate, is a chemical reaction between […]

5 Reasons You Need a Certified Protective Coatings Specialist

5 Reasons You Need a Certified Protective Coatings Specialist

 July 15, 2023

  Imagine investing your hard-fought earnings or bank loan in storage tank terminals, only to face business setbacks due to poor coatings installation and failure analysis. Don’t let this worst-case scenario happen to you. If you hire a Certified Protective Coatings Specialist (PCS), you can protect your assets and sustain profitability. Why You Need a […]

The Impact of NSF 600 on Water Tank Coatings Projects

The Impact of NSF 600 on Water Tank Coatings Projects

 June 15, 2023

  Industrial coatings provide a barrier against external elements, protecting water storage tanks, pipes, valves, and fittings from corrosion, oxidization, and other hazards. However, due to the prevalent use of protective coatings across the industry, the U.S. government and general public are seeking reassurance that these products are not transmitting harmful levels of contaminants into […]

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