Author: Tiffany Klingensmith

Rethink Your Pipe Repair Operations - 5 Reasons To Avoid Hot Work Permits

Rethink Your Repair Operations – 5 Reasons To Avoid Hot Work Permits

In 2024, OSHA is pushing ever harder to reduce the number of injuries and fatal accidents contributed directly to welding, and has labeled such a “high priority” in its operations.…
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Coating Condition Assessments

Coating Condition Assessments: First Steps

When selecting materials to deal with atmospheric corrosion, engineers have to balance three different objectives: Capital cost Operation and maintenance costs Functional conditions the material must operate in, yet still…
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Industrial Concrete Floor Restoration

Durable Floor Restoration at Steel Company’s Break Room

THE PROBLEM A steel company faced a significant challenge with the condition of the break room floor. The concrete floor of the 800 sq. ft. room had begun to crack…
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Bag House Protection

THE PROBLEM This Midwest Coke & Battery Plant was having problems with erosion and corrosion in their bag houses, causing small holes that constantly needed welding. They were looking for…
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Pipe and Pipeline Color Code Standards Explained

Pipe Color Code Standard and Piping Color Codes Chart

Ensuring Additional Mechanical Protection of HDD Coatings

ABSTRACT The use of horizontal directional drills (HDDs) is an ever-increasing pipeline installation technique. As HDDs increase, there is an increased probability for coating damage, even when coated with traditional mill or field…
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High Build Floor Protection

The Problem USI was approached for a heavy-duty floor protection system suitable for the concrete floors operating in an aggressive industrial environment. The ideal system would offer longevity in service…
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Pitted Steel Mill Floor Repair

The Problem This steel mill was dealing with a lot of pitting on their floors. They were looking for a solution that could easily smooth out the floor without having…
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Citric Acid Protection

The Problem The floor of this candy factory in Indiana was being brutally attacked by citric and lactic acid.  This caused the concrete to become cracked and pitted over time.…
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Tank Chime Repair

The Problem A wastewater company was looking for a cost-effective and durable repair solution for their tank chimes. There was a 1½ in. gap that needed to be repaired and…
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