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CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the...

Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter


Applying industrial coatings in cold weather can present a number of technical and safety challenges for asset owners and coating...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts


Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) prevention with thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) provides long-term and reliable prevention that reduces...

University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future University Building Galvanized to Face the Future


The University of Melbourne has renovated the Arts faculty building with a galvanized louvered façade. Galvanization protects the steel...

Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings


Properly applied, a single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IZS) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems...

The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings The 5 Advantages of Powder Coatings


Powder coatings offer advantages over liquid coatings for appropriate applications. Quality coating depositions can be made rapidly and...

Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating


Every corrosion, abrasion, or erosion issue can present its own unique set of problems and associated solutions, each bearing its own merit...

Corrosion Resistant Composite and Cured-in-Place Pipe Corrosion Resistant Composite and Cured-in-Place Pipe Corrosion Resistant Composite and Cured-in-Place Pipe Corrosion Resistant Composite and Cured-in-Place Pipe


Corrosion happens in water, waste and industrial usage lines. Using a corrosion resistant cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner to repair the...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

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In the realm of high-pressure bolting, it is important to understand the dynamics and behavior of fastener systems under load, and how...

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Behind the technical reason for a failure, there resides a lack of technical curiosity, a search for the truth and, ultimately, a lack of...

Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A Why it’s a Mistake to Reuse Old Coating Specs: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with international coatings expert Lou Vincent about a common spec writing error that can result in premature...

Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A Coatings Specifications, Good, Bad or Ugly: Lou Vincent Q&A


An exclusive interview with protective coatings expert Louis D. Vincent on coatings specification writing best practices, common mistakes...