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
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™
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
By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager
For more than 35 years, Induron Protective Coatings has manufactured ceramic epoxies for various corrosive environments, including potable water storage tanks and water treatment facilities. On Jan. 1, 2023, the industry will undergo a change as the requirements NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 are adopted into the NSF Std 61 Health Effects Evaluation and Criteria for Chemicals in Drinking Water standard. Continue reading Understanding Ceramic Epoxies and NSF 600
By: Paul Powers, Induron North Central Regional Manager
In 2018, Induron teamed with Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) to develop specifications for their uncoated, aging settling basins. The basins were in critical need of refurbishment. After several inspections to assess the condition of the basins, and working within the regulations unique to the region, specifications were written for the rehabilitation of the structures.
The ceramic spheres that make up part of the pigment package in Induron’s ceramic epoxies pack a lot of power to add “magical” layers of protection for both steel and concrete substrates. Ceramic epoxies are a perfect solution for water, wastewater, and treatment plants. Continue reading The Magic of Ceramic Epoxies
By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative
Back in 2011, Willis Engineering and the town of Coffeeville, Mississippi requested a coatings specification for a 250,000-gallon elevated water tank. This tank had been in service since it was built in 1996 and was in need of renovation. The original material had started to fail at its 15-year mark. Continue reading Success Story: Coffeeville Elevated Water Tank 10-Year Inspection