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Author: Stormy Shaw

Vendor Spotlight: Peat Sorb

By: Stormy Shaw It is estimated that less oil is spilled in a tanker than seeps into coastal waters and groundwater from land spills every year. Some estimates range as high as 200 million gallons annually on US soil and water alone. One pint of oil can create a one acre slick on water. A…
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Why to Coat Concrete

By: Stormy Shaw Concrete can be a difficult surface to coat because of its wide range of properties. Concrete is porous and uneven in texture, with differences in density from one section to another. If left unprotected, concrete floors can be exposed to several damaging elements, such as heavy traffic, chemicals, acids, cleaning products and…
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Indumar Leak Repair Solutions

Stop It Pipe Repair System The Stop It Pipe Repair System fixes cracks and leaks in carbon steel, stainless, aluminum, copper, galvanized, PVC, CPVC, PVDF, polyethylene, polypropylene, fiberglass and other pipes so you don’t have to face the consequences of a shutdown until the pipe is replaced. Stop It can be used almost anywhere – including underwater and…
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Resimac Underwater Repair and Coatings

Resimac is a UK based manufacturer of epoxy and polyurethane repair materials and coatings. The products they offer are supplied to over 50 countries worldwide and are used by some of the largest companies globally. They specialize in offering solutions for abrasion, wear, impact, chemical attack, corrosion and heat loss on process systems and equipment.…
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Oil and Gas Industry Challenges

By: Stormy Shaw Decreasing Reserves As decreasing reserves force companies to work in remote or hostile situations, the high cost and difficulty of unearthing energy is steadily growing. Immense capital investments are mandatory when portfolios are weighed down by projects that aren’t optimized. Incredibly complex supply chains make it extremely difficult to deliver projects on…
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Non-metallic Composites in Gas Plants

The Oil & Gas industry has been using metallic materials for many years, but in some instances non-metallic materials like thermoplastic polymers and composites can offer a better solution. Ever-increasing energy demand and the need for new efficient technologies are driving oil companies to push on technological boundaries ever further by using reliable partners and…
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How to Use an Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

The UTG‐1500 is an advanced lightweight ultrasonic thickness gauge that is designed to be convenient to use and rugged enough to operate in harsh environments. Utilizing the latest in micro computer circuitry, this unit offers a combination of high accuracy and quick measurement time. Offers a wide measuring range coupled with high resolution. Capable of…
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How to Use an Air Cartridge Gun

Surface Preparation Prepare the surface by removing all loose scale, rust or any other foreign matter in accordance with SSPC SP-10 “Abrasive Blasting”. Refer to the Protal Application Specification Guide for additional information. All personnel should be trained by a specialist prior to application. Attach Air Supply Attach the air supply hose to the air…
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Industrial Roof Renovation

By: Stormy Shaw Because of its exposure to the elements, the roof is the most vulnerable part of a building. UV exposure, wind, ice, rain and snow, extreme heat or cold can all take their toll on roofs and cause leaks or failures. Keeping a good roof over your head is very important with any…
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How to Use a Holiday Detector

By Stormy Shaw Holiday Detection The premature corrosion of a substrate is usually due to a coating failure which is largely from flaws in the finished coating. Holiday tests are used to detect holes, known as holidays or breaks, in a coating. Holiday testing allows the detection of even the smallest coating flaws invisible to…
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