Tag Archives: Corrosion

Case Study: Texarkana Water Utilities Clarifier Rehabilitation

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative

This case study was originally published in Water & Wastes Digest.

Texarkana Water Utilities needed to rehabilitate a concrete clarifier in the Millwood Potable Water Treatment Plant in Ashwood, AR for the facility to effectively treat the potable water used in the surrounding community. Continue reading Case Study: Texarkana Water Utilities Clarifier Rehabilitation

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A New Generation of Protective Coatings

By: Tom Wunderlin, Induron Sales Representative

 Are today’s “new coatings” superior to the “old coatings” and systems used to protect water storage tanks?  The answer is yes for many of the coatings now on the market. The protective coatings industry is navigating complicated VOC compliance regulations. The adaptation and enforcement of these new, and more aggressive VOC regulations (link to part 1) has produced a new generation of protective coatings for potable water tanks. Continue reading A New Generation of Protective Coatings

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Induron Salesman Shares Insight with WaterTalk

Induron Water Tank Market Manager, Tex Enoch, began working in the paint manufacturing and coatings industry in 1969. Since then, he has witnessed countless changes in the coatings that protect steel water tanks. At this year’s ACE conference, Tex shared some of his industry insights on WaterTalk radio. Continue reading Induron Salesman Shares Insight with WaterTalk

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Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part One)

By: Ron Bouthillier, Induron Sales Representative

Not unlike many other areas in North America and beyond, Canada has its own challenges in the protective coatings sector. Geographically, Canada has a larger land mass than the U.S., two coastlines, two major mountain chains and a diversity of weather, forestry, mining and shipbuilding in addition to wind energy, oil and gas, and hydroelectric dams. Specifically, humidity, thermal shock, corrosion, UV exposure and fluctuating temperatures cause unique coating challenges. Continue reading Protective Coatings in Canada, Eh? (Part One)

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Five-Year Anniversary Inspection on PA American Tank

By: Tex Enoch, Induron Sales Representative

In 2011, Pennsylvania American Water Company put a number of tanks out for repainting work.  Among them were two 1,000,000-gallon standpipes located in Berwick, PA. These tanks were last painted in the late 1980s and were in desperate need of refurbishment. They had an exterior urethane system and an interior epoxy system. The original paint was supplied by Pennsbury Coatings Corporation. Continue reading Five-Year Anniversary Inspection on PA American Tank

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Induron Paints Restore Colonial Chemical Solutions Warehouse

By: Carl Moye, Induron Sales Representative

After a recent acquisition, Colonial Chemical Solutions’ warehouse located in Charlotte, NC needed some tender loving care. Colonial Chemical Solutions is a full-service, chemical distribution and logistics company, and in order to more efficiently serve its customers, the company needed to renovate the warehouse and bring it up to NFPA standards.  Continue reading Induron Paints Restore Colonial Chemical Solutions Warehouse

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AquaClean: The Chemistry Behind the Product

By: John Anspach, Induron Technical Director

AquaCleanTo ensure AquaClean’s performance matches its user-friendly and good-looking finish, many important design traits are formulated into the coating system.

First, AquaClean is formulated to be compliant to the OTC (Ozone Transport Commission) standard for low VOC content.  Complying with OTC allows us to sell AquaClean in most U.S. markets.  Continue reading AquaClean: The Chemistry Behind the Product

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Help Induron Coatings Celebrate Infrastructure Week!

By Davies Hood, Induron President

The buzz might not be as loud as that surrounding the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and their whole “Deflate-Gate” fiasco. Heck, it’s not as emotionally charged as some of the other recent headlines that involve the enactment of a city wide curfew, but our nation’s infrastructure is it something that we as a nation need to pay close attention too. Infrastructure Week is this week, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about the current state of things. Continue reading Help Induron Coatings Celebrate Infrastructure Week!

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Protect Surfaces that are Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Out of sight, out of mind. This can be true for surfaces that don’t often see the light of day and things you don’t use all year round, like swimming pools. In this example, we have a badly-corroded galvanized sheet metal that was behind a pool liner. Just because this surface was out of sight, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be protected with the proper coatings.

Now that we’ve entered the fall season and will be heading into winter in a few short months, it’s a great time to take care of projects like this since you’re probably not doing much swimming at this time of year. Continue reading Protect Surfaces that are Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Take me to your Leader (in corrosion control)

By Kendall Smith, Induron Sales Rep

Marvin the Martian

Did you ever notice that when the future is portrayed in movies (especially in dystopian sci-fi movies), nothing gets properly maintained? There are no corrosion consultants specifying abrasive blasting, containments, chloride removal, 3-coat coating systems, spray application, etc?

Perhaps in the future there will be limited budgets for all the elements of a successful coatings job that people have come to believe are necessary. However, those elements are not always needed for a great coatings project.

So what would I recommend to a post-Armageddon society to keep rust at bay while keeping inter-galactic costs low? Induron’s Induraguard 9200 and E-Bond! Continue reading Take me to your Leader (in corrosion control)

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