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How internal pipe coatings affect pipeline-pumping efficiency

How internal pipe coatings affect pipeline-pumping efficiency Flow efficiency coatings make the inside of a pipeline smoother and thereby reduce operational costs associated with pumping petroleum products. The elimination of even minor variations on the interior surface can drastically reduce the costs of pumping products through the pipeline. These linings also prevent the buildup of […]

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Save your assets: Corrosion prevention based on environment

Save your assets: Corrosion prevention based on environment Corrosion is a scourge of industry and infrastructure. It totals billions of dollars in damages every year throughout the U.S. economy and places at risk our most important public and private assets such as bridges, tunnels and pipelines, according to NACE International. There are many causes and […]

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The basics of high temparture coatings

The basics of high temperature coatings As their name suggests, high temperature coatings are those that are able to provide corrosion protection even under extreme heat. Industrial high temp coatings are widely used in process-based facilities such as refineries, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills and power plants. These facilities usually contain extensive networks of […]

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Safety coatings are a smart bet

Safety coatings are a smart bet Most safety directors are all ears when you tell them that for what amounts to a drop in the bucket of their safety budget they can be making their facilities safer places to work. In fact, when we talk about safety coatings as a smart investment, the response we […]

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Devising an industrial painting budget

Devising an industrial painting budget There’s a lot to consider when managing an industrial facility. Regularly scheduled maintenance, repairs, coordinating with vendors, managing employees, the list is seemingly endless. Most of these tasks are line items on a budget. But regularly scheduled industrial painting is something that’s sometimes left out. This can lead to surprise […]

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VSC 1200: A direct-to-metal coating with advanced asset protection

VSC 1200 direct to metal application

VSC 1200: A direct-to-metal coating with advanced asset protection VSC 1200, a new and advanced product from US Coatings, has proven its worth as the next generation of heavy-duty industrial maintenance coatings when combined with the VSC 1100 primer. In this post, we’ll discuss the use of the VSC 1200 topcoat as a direct-to-metal (DTM) […]

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Flow efficiency coatings: A history

Flow efficiency coatings: A history For years, the most common formulations of flow coatings were based on low solids epoxies. But recent regulations governing VOCs emissions at the regional, national and international levels have made these formulations difficult or impossible to use. In response, some companies have begun to experiment with new formulas for internal […]

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The benefits of on-site coatings inspection services from a NACE-certified professional

The benefits of on-site coatings inspection services from a NACE-certified professional Some industrial painting suppliers offer “failure analysis services.” If one of their products has failed at a customer’s site these companies will visit your facility, take a few photos and analyze the conditions that may have caused their product to fail. This approach seems […]

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Case Study: Eastman Chemical Company Fights CUI with VSC 1200

Case Study: Eastman Chemical Company Fights CUI with VSC 1200 One of the costliest corrosion problems faced by the chemical processing and petroleum refining industries is corrosion under insulation (CUI). CUI affects both carbon steel and stainless steel equipment and has been recognized as a problem for many years. The American Petroleum Institute publishes recommended […]

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Phenolic foam remediation and repair: How to identify, stop and repair sulphonic acid corrosion on roof decking

Discussion of coatings selected for deck remediation where the decking has been exposed to Phenolic Foam Insulation (PFI). History: In 1991, the major industrial coatings manufacturers of the United States were contacted by Beazer East, Inc. through a consulting firm.  These coating manufacturers were presented with the problem of specifying a surface preparation and coating […]

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