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Category: How To

How to Repair and Prevent Galvanic Corrosion in a Chiller

Galvanic corrosion (dissimilar-metal corrosion) is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially, when in electrical contact with a different type of metal, and both metals are immersed in an electrolyte such as water. Chillers are prone to this type of corrosion, especially where the tubes meet up with the end plates. The first…
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How to Prevent Coating Failures When Using Repair Kits on Pipelines

This BLOG will cover TIPS to prevent coating failure as well as Helpful Hints to prevent a Repair Kit Coating from failing. 3 TIPS TO PREVENT COATING FAILURE #1 Document Everything!!!#2 Manufacturers Application Specs MUST BE followed#3 Repair Kits– the Contractor should record the conditions– temperature of the pipe– batch numbers A & B with…
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How to Fix an Active Leak on a Concrete Pipe

STEP 1 – The pipe was first cleaned and prepped according to the Technical Data Sheets of the products to be used to create a long term solution. STEP 2 – Resichem 574 Fastfill Plug was first applied and pushed into the crack/hole to stop any liquid seepage. STEP 3 – Resichem 505 Damp Seal…
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How Do I Prevent Damage to Coatings on an Agressive Substrate HDD?

We have all had the occasion to pull the first couple of joints out on an HDD and the coating is extremely damaged. THE DRILL: #1 Look at the alignment of the pipe in the drill hole. Is there a sharp turn in the drill? If there is, the pipe may be dragging on an…
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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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5 Ways to Help Preserve your Warehouse Floors

By Stormy Shaw If you don’t think your warehouse takes a lot of abuse, then think again. As the substrates that support all the accomplishments that take place inside the four walls every day, floors tend to get overlooked until they fail. Then, you are scrambling to fix the problem to avoid safety problems or…
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Planning Projects in 2019?

By Stormy Shaw Flooring Unconventional Solutions offers many kinds of flooring to fit every need. We have both epoxy and urethane coatings for refinishing. We also have repair systems that can increase the life of your existing floor. Whether it be patching, chemical resistance, adding grip or a smooth easy to clean finish USI has…
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