Tag Archives: T&D

Effective Methods to Maintain and Extend the Power Grid Lifecycle

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

Induron Protective Coatings is proud to announce an upcoming webinar with Marcus Evans (ME) regarding corrosion control and protective coatings for the electric utility industry, specifically the transmission and distribution (T&D) sector. 

Join Davies Hood, president of Induron Coatings and two top-level executives of electric utilities as well as specialized coatings contractors, who actually do the work on Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. EST.

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Does Galvanized Steel Corrode?

Yes, galvanized steel does corrode. In fact, there are a million steel transmission structures fighting corrosion issues in North America and nearly 20 percent of the world’s steel production supports replacing steel structures and equipment that has been damaged by corrosion. Continue reading Does Galvanized Steel Corrode?

What Coatings Can Be Used to Safeguard Power Plants in the Future?

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

The landscape of electricity generation has been changing for decades. Currently, the mix of power plant types and fuels used in the United States include natural gas (simple cycle and combined cycle), nuclear, coal, petroleum, renewables (wind, hydro, solar, geothermal) and more. Continue reading What Coatings Can Be Used to Safeguard Power Plants in the Future?

Proven Protection at the Lowest Applied Cost

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

Asset ManagementIn North America, there are a million steel transmission structures fighting corrosion issues. While several thousand of those are being addressed from a corrosion standpoint, there is still more work to be done. The Induron approach to asset protection is the lowest applied cost per square foot per year, and we can calculate the cost based on experience and proven results.  Continue reading Proven Protection at the Lowest Applied Cost

Standards Based on Experience

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

When I began working in the coatings industry in 1982, standards specifically developed for the electric utility industry’s transmission and distribution (T&D) coatings market did not exist. Specifically, coating standards for electric substations (equipment and structures) high-voltage transmission structures (monopoles and lattice towers/pylons) and for “flow-coating” large transformers were lacking. Continue reading Standards Based on Experience

New Dehli: One Year Later

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative

India T&DBack in the fall of 2019, I had the privilege of going to India to represent Induron Protective Coatings in a case study with Sterlite Power of India. The case study required the application of Induron’s Induraguard 9200 on a 40+ year old power transmission tower in the New Delhi area. Continue reading New Dehli: One Year Later

Restoring Transmission Towers Around the World

By: Russell Hicks, Induron Sales Representative

India Transmission TowersThe number of aged galvanized towers around the world is large and budgets are tight. The utility owners face increasing pressure to substantially upgrade transmission lines using existing infrastructure. In such cases, the use of existing and often older towers makes economic and political sense. Continue reading Restoring Transmission Towers Around the World

The Induron InduraPlan for Corrosion Protection

By: Dick Belliveau, Retired Induron Sales Representative

Induron InduraPlan for T&DAfter being semi-retired for almost two years, I still can’t pass an electric transmission line or substation without making a comment about its condition or when I worked on it in the past – much to my wife’s dismay!  Continue reading The Induron InduraPlan for Corrosion Protection

Extending The Useful Life of Global Galvanized T&D Assets

By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager

Rusty T&D structureInduron sales representatives have traveled around the world to speak with electric transmission managers about protecting T&D assets from corrosion. We have discovered almost as many approaches to coatings and corrosion as the countries we’ve visited. Because most places have extensive literature and standards on new HDG galvanizing, this isn’t surprising, but few standards address what to do when HDG galvanized steel gets rusty!  Continue reading Extending The Useful Life of Global Galvanized T&D Assets