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Project Spotlight: Hominy Ground Storage Tank Rehab

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Technical Sales Representative

When the city of Hominy, OK needed its 500,000-gallon ground storage tank rehabbed, they encountered a few challenges. First, maintenance had not been performed on the tank for more than 25 years. Plus, the interior of the tank was severely pitted with corrosion cells. And lastly, the owner requested that the tank have a white finish. Continue reading Project Spotlight: Hominy Ground Storage Tank Rehab

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Induron and Tankez Coatings Rehabilitate Texarkana’s Pedisphere Tank

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative

Texarkana tank 2_russellTexarkana Water Utilities (TWU) decided its 400,000-gallon pedisphere water storage vessel located in Texarkana, Texas was due for some maintenance. TWU also realized they had a problem to address before beginning the project—the tank’s location. Because the tank was located in a residential area and surrounded by homes, TWU hoped to avoid disturbing the local neighborhood residents in any way. Continue reading Induron and Tankez Coatings Rehabilitate Texarkana’s Pedisphere Tank

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PermaClean 100 Ceramic Epoxy: The Solution for Sardis Water Authority

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative

Sardis Water ClarifierRecently, Induron provided materials to help Sardis Water Authority with a much-needed facelift.  For nine years, the water and sewage utilities company located in Clayton, Oklahoma had two finish filters working double duty, and they were beginning to show signs of wear and tear.

Sardis Water had two major problems. First, a new and larger clarifier needed to be built so that the two existing clarifiers could be converted into finish filters. Second, the water system needed a coating solution that could meet several demands. Sardis Water Authority needed the filter back in service quickly due to water usage demands. Additionally, the Sardis Water’s new coating system needed to be applied in a single coat while offering excellent abrasion resistance.

Greg Vaughn of Vaughn Engineering turned to Induron for a solution, and we delivered. Our solution was PermaClean 100 Ceramic Epoxy applied to 10.0 to 15.0 Mils DFT. This product offers absolute minimal undercutting, unrivaled Film Build (NSF approved up to 50 Mils DFT), ultra-low permeability and a non-ablative surface.

Because of PermaClean 100’s fast cure time (72 hours), Vaughn Engineering was able to proceed with rebuilding the aeration filters and returning Sardis Water Authority to service. In the end, Sardis Water Authority received much-needed maintenance on its water filtration system while maintaining its customers’ water demands.

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Importance of Annually Inspecting Potable Water Vessels

Russell-Hicks-2434251*220*220By Russell Hicks

Potable water storage vessels are a necessity in our modern world. As we drive up and down our nation’s highways, potable water storage vessels of all shapes and sizes can be easily spotted. Some are big and some are small, some are short and some are tall.

But no matter the size, they all have to be maintained. The interiors and exteriors of potable water storage vessels require a tank and/or coatings specialist to perform annual inspections. There are several techniques used in performing inspections, including taking dry film thickness readings and recording them.  Inspections also involve making sure vent screens are covered and protected from the elements. The entire inspection process should also be visually documented with video or camera. Continue reading Importance of Annually Inspecting Potable Water Vessels

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Selling the Induron Way

By Russell Hicks

Growing up in the Deep South, as a kid I was taught certain key values, such as, “Respect your elders.” It was important to have integrity and being viewed a reliable person was always a good thing.

As I have grown older, looking around at the landscape of today, these values don’t seem to be held with as high regard as they were back in the “good ole days.” Continue reading Selling the Induron Way

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Get to Know Russell Hicks

Recently, Induron welcomed a new member to our team, Russell Hicks! Russell will lead customer service sales and serve as Coatings Sales Consultant in our key market of Texas.

Before joining Induron, Russell was District Sales Manager and Inspector at Caldwell Tanks where he led business development efforts in the firm’s Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma markets. He has an extensive background in the water, wastewater and coatings industries and is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector. Continue reading Get to Know Russell Hicks

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