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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

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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

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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

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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

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Induraguard 9200: A One-Coat Solution

Induraguard 9200Induraguard 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

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Success Story: Repainting the Tallest Towers in Peru

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

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Building a T&D Asset Protection Program vs. A Project Approach

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

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Project Spotlight: Magdalena River Crossing Transmission Towers

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

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T&D Market Knowledge

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

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Georgia Power Concrete Poles: Not Your Usual Specification

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

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