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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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Surface Preparation and Inspection

Choosing a Surface Preparation Method There are a variety of methods when it comes to surface preparation for an application. It is important that the method you choose will provide the required standard of preparation, will meet the requirements of the customer and is appropriate for the environment. The condition of the substrate prior to…
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Perfecting Cold Weather Applications

Differences in Applications If you are not used to cold weather applications it can be tough to start out. The product will often have a longer pot life and longer application time in lower temperatures. Many coatings must maintain a specific temperature range to remain effective. Be sure to carefully read the technical data and…
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Want Peak Coating Performance in High Temperatures? Get Highland International Hi Temp Coatings

You Asked – We Listened We’ve introduced some high-temperature coatings for under insulation corrosion and other hot or aggressive environments you may have. We’ve done thorough research and have partnered with Highland International, who have capabilities server cycling condition up to 1,200 F. Highland HI Temp Coatings for Peak Performance Highland HiTemp Coatings provide aesthetic…
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4 Proven Ways to Reduce Corrosion 4 Proven Ways to Reduce Corrosion Cost

4 Proven Ways to Reduce Corrosion Cost We can make your job easier by being your experts in recommending the right coatings and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors. As an independent distributor, we will get you the right coating for the right application. More importantly, we will get it there on time and on budget, so…
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