Tag Archives: transmission & distribution

Induron Goes International

By: Davies Hood (Induron President) and Kendall Smith (Induron Power Market Manager)

Induron Goes InternationalThe year 2020 ushered in several new changes. As a result of the global pandemic, we all became familiar with the terms and isolating effects of “social distancing,” “safer at home” and “quarantine.” However, we also became much more comfortable with “Zoom Meetings,” “virtual happy hours” and other forms of electronic and virtual gatherings. As much as I am looking forward to in-person meetings, good ol’ trade shows and professional conferences, I would like to comment on some of the electronic advances that some in the industry, including Induron Coatings, took advantage of during the year of “Stay-at-Home.” Continue reading Induron Goes International

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?

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

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

Lockdown and Seal Your Substrate with E-Bond 100 Penetrating Sealer

Ebond 100 penetrating sealerAs an ideal primer for those tough conditions where sandblasting is just not practical, E-Bond 100 Penetrating Sealer is the perfect solution. Originally designed for touching up rusty steel in a below grade mining environment, E-Bond 100 is now commonly used as a primer for a variety of hard-to-coat surfaces. When you need to lockdown and seal your substrate, E-Bond is the product to get the job done! This low viscosity, two component, solvent free epoxy is specially formulated to penetrate and seal concrete, rusted steel, and/or tightly adhered existing coatings. Continue reading Lockdown and Seal Your Substrate with E-Bond 100 Penetrating Sealer