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Category: How To

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 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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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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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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How to Perfect 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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