Induron Protective Coatings has developed an extremely cost effective way to protect one of the USA’s most important assets; the electrical transmission grid that carries electrical energy from our power plants (both old and new) to our homes and businesses. Many of the old lattice-type transmission towers were hot-dipped galvanized and erected decades ago; and have become weathered and rusted. Because it is so expensive to climb a tower multiple times for surface preparation, sealing, priming, and finish painting; Induron’s Induraguard 9200 was developed to allow the painting contractor to climb and paint in one climb (in many cases).
Induraguard 9200 is an extremely surface-tolerant, high-build, self-priming coating that is very easy to apply by paint mitt or brush. This allows the painter to apply up to 10 mils DFT in a single coat; and not return for 20-25 years on structures that are within the optimal “painting window of opportunity.” Induron will survey your lines, and help you focus on painting structures that give you the biggest return for the least amount of dollars; and then focus on the structures that have already reached the maximum number of climbs, or maximum cost to repaint.
Induraguard #9200 has actually been applied all over the country, from the Southwest to the Northeast; and it is gaining more approvals every week. In addition to weathered galvanized structures, Induron has also developed specialized coatings for below-grade surfaces and electrical substation equipment; including a special silicone alkyd enamel, and a moisture-cured coal-tar urethane for the buried portion of towers and poles.
Kendall Smith, Power Coatings Manager, Induron Coatings