With features for microbial resistance, increased film build, reduced permeability, and better adhesion than cohesion, ceramic epoxies are nothing short of phenomenal. While Induron now manufactures ceramic epoxies that are ideal for several end-uses applications, such as barrier coatings for water tanks, wastewater facilities and water treatment plants, ceramic epoxies were originally developed as a solution for lining ductile iron sanitary sewer pipe. Continue reading Ceramic Epoxy: Extending the Service Life of Potable Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
By: Tex Enoch, Induron Water Tank Market Manager
The coating system applied to its 7.5 million gallon ornamental ground storage tank back in 2020 was so successful that the city and their consulting engineer, AEERO Engineering, specified the same coating system for their new 2.5 million gallon fluted column “Hydropillar” that was completed this year (2021). Continue reading Two Tanks, One Successful Coatings System
We are thrilled to welcome Steve Freed to the Induron team as our Northeast Regional Sales Manager. While we are sad to see our longstanding Water Tank Manager and industry veteran, Tex Enoch, move toward retirement, we could not be more fortunate to have Steve Freed stepping into his role and territory. For the last few months, Steve has worked alongside Tex to establish a seamless transition.
“Steve was already well-known within the ductile iron portion of Induron’s business,” Tex said. “Before he was hired, he went with me to visit some contractors in the Lancaster, PA area as well as a job site where a 3-million gallon composite tank was being built and painted by Chicago Bridge and Iron Company–two perfect examples of what I have been doing for Induron for the last 13 years. Steve easily translated his knowledge of below-ground coatings to above-ground work in which I specialized. His technical expertise is outstanding, and his basic coating knowledge has only to be refined. I can’t imagine Induron finding a more qualified and capable replacement for me as I walk off into the sunset.”
Learn more about Steve in this Q&A: Continue reading Meet the Newest Member of the Induron Team: Steve Freed
By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager
I recently had the opportunity to attend Global Transmission Report’s 2nd annual conference on Transmission Infrastructure U.S. hosted in Washington D.C. The objective of the conference was to review the policies, present opportunities, and evaluate technologies and financing options for advancing the build-out of the much-needed transmission infrastructure in our country. Continue reading Protect Your Grid: The New Grid Will Not Work Without the Old
By: Dr. Jeffrey Lackey, Induron Protective Coatings Technical Director
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes and regulatory changes.” Okay, you caught me. He didn’t really say anything about regulatory changes, but I’m pretty sure he would have if he had made that statement today. Continue reading Do You Know The Truth About the New NSF Water Tank Lining Standard?
By: David Davies Hood, Induron CEO
Once upon a time, mankind didn’t even have sanitary sewers – Not something you really want to think about. First, came a ditch, then came clay pipe and then came cast iron pipe. All of these were truly major advances over the previous technology but were still subject to breakage, leakage and generally not very satisfactory. Finally, ductile iron pipe was introduced, which virtually eliminated breakage due to its strength and flexibility. Continue reading The History of Protecto 401™
By: Bill Seawell, Induron Technical Service Manager
Back in 2017, Induron’s National Sales Manager, Andy Odorzynski wrote an article emphasizing the need to define the challenges our industry faces in standardizing its approach to coatings in the water industry at large. Now, five years later, the water industry is still facing these fundamental issues. Below, I categorize, itemize and discuss some of these challenges. Continue reading Defining Industry Challenges
As the United States and the rest of the world’s electrical infrastructure grid is aging, it’s imperative we start addressing these structures in a manner that can substantially increase the life cycle of these assets. Induron Protective Coatings is an industry leader in high performance coatings with particular proven expertise in corrosion control in Power Transmission & Distribution applications. Continue reading A Proven Solution for an Aging Grid
Davies Hood, President and Owner of Induron Protective Coatings, recently discussed epoxy coatings, the advantages of ceramic epoxy coatings, how they’re manufactured, what applications utilities should use them for, and how the NSF 600 regulatory changes will impact the technology in an interview with Water and Wastes Digest. Continue reading What are Ceramic Epoxy Coatings?
By: William Seawell, Induron Technical Service Manager
Lately, in both the industrial coatings and water infrastructure industries, there has been much buzz about the upcoming changes to potable water lining standards. The standard we are all intimately familiar with, ANSI/NSF 61, is being replaced by ANSI/NSF 600. This change goes into effect January 1, 2023 and will have some effect on nearly all potable water linings installed in the United States. Continue reading Notes from the Field: NSF 600