With asset utilization critical, and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost-effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is one of the main culprits of tank leaks, containment loss and early replacement.
The search for a suitable replacement to hard chrome on aerospace components has been a key supply chain priority for aircraft manufacturers. This is because of the documented health risks to workers and the impact on the environment from exposure to hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen that occurs during the chrome plating process and the most toxic form of chromium.
To permit the use of aluminum instead of other, heavier metals in industrial applications, many cylinders are anodized to create an extremely hard surface that is wear-resistant, corrosion resistant, non-conductive and lubricious. Because anodized surfaces are porous, they also improve adhesion of coatings as well as accept a variety of dyes for coloring.
To help keep pace with the demands of modern complex building design, the research and development of fire protection has become critical. Here, Rick Perkins of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings looks at a breakthrough and the benefits emerging for the asset owner.
The objective of the study was to develop next-generation on-line monitoring that can detect deviations from the optimum spraying conditions at an early stage, enabling prompt correction and greatly reducing product rejections and re-coating compared to the inadequate post-spray quality check.
Years ago, mariners covered the hulls of vessels with copper sheeting to provide anti-fouling properties. Today, Corrocoat Biofoul, a heavy-duty anti-fouling coating, works in a similar way, presenting a protective, copper-rich surface to fouling agents.
A&E Networks is a television production company that produces shows such as The First 48, Longmire and Duck Dynasty. For this project, A&E hired High Performance Systems Corporation, an expert resinous flooring contractor, to install a resinous flooring system in one of their new 3,775 sq. ft. recording studios located in New York City.
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.