By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager
Induron 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
Induraguard 9200 provides cost-effective, long-lasting protection for one of the world’s most important assets: electrical transmission towers and poles. As a high-solids, high-build, single-component, self-priming coating, Induraguard 9200 is extremely surface-tolerant and provides unmatchable wetting. Continue reading Induraguard 9200: A One-Coat Solution
Located on the outskirts of Lima in the Andean mountain range, the tallest towers in all of Peru are 176 meters tall and were beginning to show signs of corrosion. Plus, exposure to extreme UV caused color loss meaning the towers required fresh coatings to comply with Peruvian air signaling regulations. Continue reading Success Story: Repainting the Tallest Towers in Peru
By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager, & Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager
In the wake of tragedies like the camp fire in California, and the larger infrastructure crisis looming in the United States, our country’s utilities find themselves at a crossroads: continue to crumble or engage in sustainable asset management. Continue reading Building a T&D Asset Protection Program vs. A Project Approach
Did you know Induron sells to international markets? Our Latin American representative presented Induron with the opportunity to provide products for this particular project in the coastal Colombian city of Baranquilla. Continue reading Project Spotlight: Magdalena River Crossing Transmission Towers
By: Kendall Smith, Induron T&D Market Manager
Induron Coatings has been a major supplier to the electric utility industry for almost a decade now and employs individuals who have serviced the industry for many more decades. A few of us even go back to the early 1980s when thousands of electric transmission structures were purchased and installed around the country every year. Utility companies were protecting these structures from corrosion with multiple thin coats, which often only lasted 8-10 years. Continue reading T&D Market Knowledge
By: Kendall Smith, Induron Power Market Manager
Usually, the coatings specifications for T&D structures are predictable. For example, in North America, weathered galvanized, high-voltage, electric transmission poles, towers and substation structures are often protected with sealers and coatings that are surface-tolerant, low stress on aged coatings, easy-to-apply, high-solids, high-build, and proven to protect for 20-25 years in one or two coats. Continue reading Georgia Power Concrete Poles: Not Your Usual Specification
By: Kendall Smith, Induron Sales Representative
When deciding how to specify coatings on T&D structures (lattice towers, poles, pylons, etc.), it’s important to realize that there are sometimes different “zones” on these structures. For instance, if a galvanized steel transmission pole is partly buried in soil, the below-grade portion is exposed to a different corrosion environment than the above-grade section. Likewise, the “transition zone” just above and below the ground line can present corrosion protection challenges.
So, before you buy it, coat it and bury it, consider the following corrosion variables. Continue reading Specifying Coatings for T&D Structures
By Dick Belliveau, Induron Sales Rep
Did you know that corrosion on existing transmission and distribution structures and equipment is a global problem?
That’s one of the many things we learned at the 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Transmission and Distribution Conference in Orlando, May 7-10.
Induron was one of more than 700 vendors there, showcasing products ranging from large station power transformers to line trucks to industrial maintenance paint coatings.
Jeff White, Kendall Smith and I spent most of our time there discussing maintenance painting with people from as far away as China, India, North and South America. We were astounded that the corrosion we deal with and help solve on a day-to-day basis is actually a worldwide problem! We’re proud that Induron has the products and expertise to help our electric utility customers battle their corrosion issues, no matter what corner of the globe they live in.
By Dick Belliveau, Induron Sales Representative
We tend to think that newer is usually better, don’t we? A new car is better than your old lemon, new flowers bloom in the spring and who didn’t like the start of a new school year growing up?
But at Induron, we’ve found that sometimes, what’s tried and true – trumps what’s new.
When coating electrical substation equipment, the tried and true method has always been to use silicone alkyds with a flo-coating method. But lately, some of our clients have questioned this method, wondering if there’s a newer way to coat this equipment. I’m here to tell you how important it is to stick with the method you know in this instance. Continue reading When Newer Isn’t Better with T&D coatings