Recently, Induron was featured in CoatingsPro magazine’s May 2016 issue. The article, “Water Tank Déjà vu: 20 Years Later” discussed a recoating job on a water tank located in Papillion, NE. Family-owned and -operated coatings contractor, J.R. Stelzer, was tasked with removing the Papillion water tank’s existing coating and applying a new coating system. Fortunately, J.R. Stelzer turned to Induron to supply the coatings solution.
According to the article, the concrete ground tank had a steel piping on the exterior, and there were evident areas where the paint was fading and cracking. The interior of the elevated tank had mild levels of oxidation showing above the high water level. Below the high water line, there was loss of mil thickness. The job consisted of 35,000 square feet, including the exterior of the ground tank and the interior and exterior of the elevated tank. The entire project spanned about eight weeks.
J.R. Stelzer used four Induron products to complete the project—Induron AC 403, Induron PE-70, Induraguard Epoxy and Induron Indurethane 6600 Plus. Induron AC 403 was brush and roller applied to the ground tank exterior. Two coats of Induron PE-70 were applied to the interior of the elevated tank. Lastly, the crew spot-primed the exterior of the elevated tank with Induraguard epoxy using brushes and rollers and applied Induron Indurethane 6600 plus using brushes and rollers to the entire tank exterior, including the butterfly logo. Tom Stelzer attributed the success of the job to three factors: great materials, excellent customer service, and applicators who are trained to pay attention to details.
Induron Technical Director and VP of Operations, John Anspach, detailed the technical aspect of the recoating in a supplementary “Science Behind It” article. In his article, “The Inside (and Outside) Scoop of Tank Coatings,” Anspach noted the unique coating challenges that the Papillion tank presented and how Induron products were used to overcome them.
Induron is proud to have contributed to the success of the project. To read the full article, view CoatingsPro Magazine’s May 2016 online edition here.