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Rehabilitating a 500,000-Gallon Leg Water Tank in Park Forest, IL

Rehabilitating a 500,000-Gallon Leg Water Tank in Park Forest, IL

By: Rob Burckley, Induron Technical Sales and Service Representative

Water tanks often require rehabilitation due to various factors that affect their structural integrity and functionality over time. One key reason is corrosion, which can occur due to the exposure of tank materials to water and environmental elements, leading to deterioration of the tank’s surface and structural components. This corrosion weakens the tank’s ability to contain water safely and efficiently. This is often when a team steps in to rehabilitate the water tank. By undergoing rehabilitation, water tanks can be restored to optimal condition, ensuring reliable water storage, improved water quality, and extended lifespan of the infrastructure. A 500,000-gallon elevated water tank in Park Forest, Illinois was in need of rehabilitation for these exact reasons. Continue reading Rehabilitating a 500,000-Gallon Leg Water Tank in Park Forest, IL

Choosing the Best Defense: A Comparative Analysis of Two Protective Coating Systems for Wash Water Tanks

Water tanks play a critical role in ensuring a reliable and safe water supply for communities, industries, and agriculture. To maintain their longevity and structural integrity, protective coating systems are essential. However, not all coatings are created equal, and selecting the right one is crucial for the tank’s performance and durability. Continue reading Choosing the Best Defense: A Comparative Analysis of Two Protective Coating Systems for Wash Water Tanks

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Introducing Novasafe: A New NOVALAC Epoxy for Rehabilitation of Steel and Concrete in Extreme Wastewater Environments

 By: William Seawell, Induron Protective Coatings Director of Technical Service

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In the current regulatory and financial climate, water utilities are increasing their focus on the state of their currently in-service treatment plant assets, including aeration basins, clarifiers, grit chambers, chlorine contact basins etc. All these assets have an increasingly apparent need for linings and corrosion solutions that can be installed on site. Likewise, in a period of increased influent volume, more chemically extreme influent, and increasing regulatory pressure, there is a rising need for immersion coating maintenance in treatment plants.
Continue reading Introducing Novasafe: A New NOVALAC Epoxy for Rehabilitation of Steel and Concrete in Extreme Wastewater Environments

Portage, MI Tank Rehabilitation Project

Portage, MI Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation Project

By: Rob Burckley, Induron Technical Sales & Service Manager

Portage, MI Tank Rehabilitation Project

Committed to ensuring its community has reliable and safe water supply, the City of Portage, MI launched a rehabilitation project on an integral component of its water supply infrastructure–a 750,000-gallon toro ellipse leg water tank. Over time, tanks can deteriorate due to various factors, necessitating rehabilitation efforts to maintain their functionality and efficiency. Continue reading Portage, MI Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation Project

Main floor overview showing the diverse coatings needed in a new facility: Drywall, CMU, Structural Steel & Decking and Concrete Floors

A Coatings Solution for Ralls County Water Treatment Plant

By: Paul Powers, Mid-Central Regional Manager for Induron Protective Coatings

Main floor overview showing the diverse coatings needed in a new facility: Drywall, CMU, Structural Steel & Decking and Concrete Floors
Main floor overview showing the diverse coatings needed in a new facility: Drywall, CMU, Structural Steel & Decking and Concrete Floors

In order to better serve its surrounding community, Ralls County in Hannibal, Missouri planned to construct a new water treatment plant. Klingner and Associates, a multi-office engineering group in the midwest, was awarded the challenge to design the new facility. Continue reading A Coatings Solution for Ralls County Water Treatment Plant

Restoring the Caseyville, IL Wastewater Treatment Plant

By: Paul Powers, Induron Regional Sales Manager

During the summer of 2022, the coatings protecting the City of Caseyville, Illinois’ Wastewater Treatment Plant assets reached their performance life expectancy. The protective coatings on the critical infrastructure substrates were spent, worn and some assets were beginning to show signs of corrosion. The City of Caseyville hired Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. as the engineer on the project, Bazan Painting Co. as the coatings contractor, and Induron Protective Coatings as the coating supplier.  Continue reading Restoring the Caseyville, IL Wastewater Treatment Plant

Project Spotlight: Hamilton Township, NJ Water Tank Repaint

By: Steve Freed, Induron Regional Sales Manager

Hamilton Township, NJ Water Tank Repaint Aqua New Jersey’s 2-million-gallon standpipe water tank on location at their headquarters in Hamilton, NJ was in need of rehabilitation. Because the standpipe is visible from the highly-traveled highway I-195, Aqua keeps the tank in tip-top shape.  Continue reading Project Spotlight: Hamilton Township, NJ Water Tank Repaint

Corrosion Report Cards

By: Andy Odorzynski, Induron National Sales Manager

Corrosion Report CardIn 2018,  congress passed the American Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). This act seeks to strengthen the original intent of the Safe Drinking Water Act by recognizing that the condition of our infrastructure is directly related to the safety and quality of our drinking water. The act seeks to make federal funding available for the infrastructure improvements necessary throughout the country to ensure safe, clean water.  Continue reading Corrosion Report Cards

Questioning our Assumptions about Primers in Immersion and their Place in the Water Industry: A Brief, Plain English Summary

By: William Seawell, Technical Service Manager


In July 2023 Materials Performance Magazine published a white paper sponsored by Induron Coatings detailing various technical reasons that the common engineering understanding about the galvanic mechanism of action in organic urethane zinc primers deserves re-examining at the systemic level.   Continue reading Questioning our Assumptions about Primers in Immersion and their Place in the Water Industry: A Brief, Plain English Summary

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Restoring a 5 Million Gallon Ground Storage Tank for Huntsville, Alabama

By: Nick Jones, Induron Sales Representative

HSV tankRecently, Induron had the privilege of partnering with Huntsville Utilities, Dixon Engineering, and G&L Sandblasting and Painting to renovate Huntsville Utilities 5-million-gallon ground storage tank in Huntsville, Alabama. Continue reading Restoring a 5 Million Gallon Ground Storage Tank for Huntsville, Alabama