CTSP Episode 194 - Corrosion in the Water Sector: Key Resources and Future Outlook

Carboline Water/Wastewater Market Manager Brian Cheshire joins Jack and Paul to discuss the challenges facing the water and wastewater industries today. They discuss the current status of infrastructure and the large investment that was just passed by the federal government.

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CTSP Episode 193 - Incredible Intumescent Case History

Cabot Wilkinson and Dwayne Lum of Carboline join Jack and Paul to discuss a recent discovery about one of our legacy products. Listen as they discuss what makes this fireproofing project so unique.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:30 – Dwayne Lum and Cabot Wilkinson
  • 3:45 – Introduction to the fireproofing project
  • 6:00 – Service environment concerns
  • 10:45 – The product
  • 11:45 – Testing to validate the product’s performance
  • 16:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 192 - The Use of Drones in the Coating Industry

The CEO of Apellix Robotics, Robert Dahlstrom, joins Jack and Paul to discuss how drones make a difference in the coatings industry. The trio discusses the latest advancements in drone technology as it refers to coatings.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Introduction to Apellix Robotics
  • 3:00 – Safety advantages of drone use
  • 4:30 – Drones versus jobs
  • 6:10 – How do drones measure dry film thickness?
  • 10:10 – Data, data, and more data
  • 11:20 – Inspection versus paint application through drone robotics
  • 15:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 191 - Carboline Canada Expansion

Russ Nakoneshny, the Director of Canada for Carboline, joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss Carboline's expansion for Canada. The trio explores the changes and discusses ideal candidates for new open positions.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:30 – Changes on how Carboline conducts business in Canada
  • 4:45 – Staffing challenges
  • 7:45 – Industrial coatings growth in Canada and the ideal Carboline Canada Sales candidate
  • 10:15 – Other openings as a part of the Canada expansion
  • 12:30 – Wrap Up

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CTSP Episode 190 - Corrosion Causes and Coatings for Midstream Oil & Gas

Holly Tyler of SPC and Doug Sinitiere of Carboline join Paul and Jack to discuss corrosion causes and coating solutions for Midstream Oil and Gas assets. They'll discuss pipelines, storage tanks, and more.

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 2:00 - Part 1 recap
  • 3:50 - Biggest corrosion challenges in pipelines
  • 4:40 - Coating solutions for corrosion challenges in pipelines
  • 6:50 - Corrosion protection for above ground storage tanks
  • 8:00 - Corrosion protection for storage tank roofs
  • 9:00 - Tank ring corrosion protection
  • 10:00 - Coating solutions for spherical storage tanks
  • 11:30 - Corrosion protection for LNG facilities
  • 15:00 - Coating application considerations
  • 18:50 - Coatings for the internals of pipe
  • 20:00 - Coatings for solar panel structures
  • 21:00 - Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 189 - AMPP Update with Bob Chalker pt. 2

AMPP Update with Bob Chalker Pt. 2 A continuation of the discussion about AMPP with CEO Bob Chalker. Make sure to listen to part 1 (Episode 188) before you listen to this episode.

  • 0:00 – Intro and YouTube
  • 2:00 – The FDA Network of Experts
  • 4:00 – The expansion of the industry beyond steel and concrete
  • 5:45 – Involvement in real-life material problems such as the collapsed condo in Florida
  • 7:00 – Naming of industry standards. Will the names change with the new organization?
  • 11:00 – Master Painter’s Institute
  • 12:30 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 188 – AMPP Update with Bob Chalker part 1

The Association of Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Chief Executive Officer Bob Chalker joins the guys to talk about the AMPP organization now that the merger is complete. In part one of the discussion, they discuss the significance of the new name and organization.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:45 – The formation of AMPP
  • 6:15 – Breaking down “the competitor” walls
  • 8:45 – AMPP – The meaning behind the name
  • 10:45 – The rebranding process
  • 15:15 – The AMPP logo
  • 16:45 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 187 – Michael Sellars from Elcometer

Michael Sellars from Elcometer The Managing Director of Elcometer, Michael Sellars, joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss all things Elcometer. This episode was recorded live at SSPC Coatings + in Orlando, FL, from 2019.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 3:30 – Michael Sellars – Elcometer
  • 5:50 – History of coating inspection gauges
  • 6:30 – Coating inspection gauges of today
  • 8:00 – Elcometer and abrasive blasting equipment
  • 10:30 – Managing the increased level of data with new coating inspection gauges
  • 13:19 – Wrap Up

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CTSP Episode 186 – Corrosion Considerations for Water Treatment Plants

Carboline Water/Wastewater Market Manager Brian Cheshire joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss water treatment facilities. They discuss the treatment process, substrates, and coatings used in these facilities.

  • 1:30 – The difference between water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities
  • 4:00 – History of water treatment for drinking water
  • 5:30 – The water treatment process
  • 7:30 – Chemical treatments in the water purification process
  • 11:00 – Substrates found in water treatment facilities
  • 14:00 – Coatings used in water purification facilities
  • 16:00 – Filter media regeneration
  • 17:30 – Carboline coatings for water treatment facilities
  • 19:30 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 185 - The Effects of Media Selection on Surface Preparation

Pete Mitchell of GMA Garnet joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss the role blast media selection plays in surface cleanliness. They discuss the impact blast media can have on a coatings job.

  • 0:00 – Intro to GMA Garnet and Pete Mitchell
  • 3:00 – Studies on the blast media
  • 4:00 – Garnet as a blast media versus other types of media
  • 6:30 – The importance of friability when selecting blast media
  • 10:00 – The effects of dust due to media and its effect on a coating system
  • 12:00 – The importance of peak density when measuring profile
  • 16:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 184 - Midstream Oil & Gas Considerations

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis are joined by Holly Tyler of SPC and Doug Sinitiere to discuss midstream oil & gas facilities, equipment, and piping. They explore corrosion considerations for this sector of the industry.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – What is midstream oil & gas?
  • 3:30 – Assets found in midstream oil & gas
  • 4:30 – LNG Plants (liquid natural gas)
  • 5:45 – Pipeline systems
  • 7:00 – Regulations and regulatory bodies to consider
  • 12:00 – Owners and operators in midstream oil & gas
  • 14:45 – Corrosion challenges for midstream oil & gas assets and facilities
  • 19:45 – Pipeline routing

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CTSP Episode 183 - Solvent and Water Based Intumescent Coatings

Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker welcome Sean Younger back to the show. The trio discusses the differences between solvent and water-based intumescent coatings. They cover the advantages and disadvantages of both and the importance of being able to offer both solvent and water-based intumescent coatings.

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CTSP Episode 182 - Phenalkamine Epoxies

Technical Service Engineer William “Bill-um” Seawell joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss the science behind phenalkamine epoxy coatings. The trio discusses where the phenalkamine coatings are used and the properties that make them an excellent choice for those services.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:30 – What Is a phenalkamine epoxy?
  • 4:15 – Four factors that differentiate phenalkamine epoxies
  • 7:30 – Moisture tolerance and phenalkamine epoxies
  • 8:30 – Chemical resistance of phenalkamine epoxies
  • 11:30 – Blush resistance of phenalkamine epoxies
  • 13:00 – Summary of physical properties of phenalkamine epoxies
  • 14:15 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 181 - AWWA D102 - Inside Coating Systems

Carboline Water/Wastewater Market Manager Brian Cheshire joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss the coating systems for the interior of water tanks as outlined by AWWA D102.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Review of AWWA D102
  • 4:00 – Overview of interior system requirements per AWWA D102 – Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks
  • 5:00 – Systems used to coat the interior of water tanks per AWWA D102 – Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks
  • 9:00 – NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 effects on the systems outlined in AWWA D102
  • 11:00 – Interior dry surfaces versus interior wet surfaces
  • 13:30 – Carboline products used for AWWA D102 internal systems
  • 15:30 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 180 - The Importance of Proven Performance

Matt McDonald, Director of Sales – Rail for Carboline, joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss important factors when deciding which coating to specify for rail work. They explore the advantages of selecting the right coating the first time.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Matt McDonald – Carboline Rail Sales
  • 3:00 – The importance of proven performance
  • 4:15 – The balance of proven performance and innovation
  • 5:45 – The evaluation of coatings for rail exteriors
  • 8:00 – No substitute for field history
  • 9:30 – Cost of service life versus cost per gallon
  • 12:00 – Savings on maintenance and repair by selecting a sustainable coating
  • 14:45 – Tracking coating performance
  • 17:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 179 - Corrosion Consideration and Coatings for Upstream Oil & Gas Assets

Carboline Oil & Gas Market Manager Doug Sinitiere joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss corrosion associated with Upstream Oil & Gas Assets and the coatings that protect them.

0:00 – Intro and the new Carboline Tech Service Podcast listener 3:45 – Re-introduction to upstream oil & gas 4:30 – Standards used to specify coatings for upstream oil & gas assets 7:00 – Certifications for fireproofing systems used with upstream oil & gas assets 13:00 – Coatings used for upstream oil & gas assets 19:31 – Wrap Up

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CTSP Episode 178 - The "Third Side" to a Rail Car

Carboline Rail Sales Rep Joe Foster joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss how jacketed tank cars have a space between the jacket and the tank that requires inspection during the car's maintenance cycle.  

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:20 – Joe Foster – Carboline Rail Sales
  • 3:00 – The "third side" of a rail car (tank car)
  • 3:50 – Tank cars
  • 5:00 – Jacketed tank cars and their similarities to coatings under insulation
  • 5:30 – Visual look at the inspection areas
  • 8:30 – Number of inspection points on jacketed tank cars
  • 9:30 – Jacketed versus non-jacketed tank cars
  • 10:00 – Corrosion mechanisms between the jacket and the tank
  • 12:00 – Taking the rail car apart for inspection
  • 12:40 – Coatings used to protect the space between the jacket and the tank on a rail car
  • 15:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 177 - AWWA D102 - Outside Coating Systems for Water Tanks

Carboline Water/Wastewater Market Manager Brian Cheshire joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss the AWWA D102 standard as it relates to coatings for the exterior of water tanks. They discuss factors relating to the industry, coating choice, surface prep, and more.

  • 0:00 – MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT for the Carboline Tech Service Podcast
  • 3:00 – Brian Cheshire and an introduction to water tanks
  • 8:00 – AWWA D102 – Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks
  • 10:00 – Outside coating systems (OCS) per AWWA D102
  • 14:00 – Use of fluoropolymers for the exterior coating on water tanks
  • 17:00 – Surface preparation for maintenance systems for coating the exterior of water tanks
  • 19:30 – How to use the AWWA D102 standard
  • 21:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 176 - Common Tests for Coatings In Immersion Service

Carboline Vice President of Research, Development & Innovation Jeff Anderson joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss common testing for coatings designed for immersion service. They examine the methods of testing and the reasoning behind them.

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CTSP Episode 175 – Common Tests for Coatings in Atmospheric Service

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis discuss common laboratory tests for coatings in atmospheric service. They discuss the definition of atmospheric service and describe some of the various tests.

  • 0:00 – Intro and Paula
  • 3:00 – Definition of atmospheric service
  • 3:45 – CTSP Episode 130 – ISO 12944 Environment Classifications
  • 4:15 – Coating types for atmospheric service
  • 7:00 – Chalking and fading of epoxies in atmospheric service
  • 8:30 – Polyurethanes and polyaspartics in atmospheric service
  • 9:15 – QUV testing of coatings for atmospheric service
  • 12:00 – Salt fog testing for coatings
  • 13:30 – Adhesion testing for coatings
  • 14:30 – Mandrel bend test for coatings
  • 16:00 – Impact and Reverse Impact testing of coatings
  • 17:00 – Natural weather testing
  • 18:45 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 174 – AWWA C210 – Liquid-Epoxy Coatings and Linings for Steel Water Pipe and Fittings

Carboline Market Manager Brian Cheshire joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss the heavily used standard AWWA C210. This standard covers liquid-epoxy coatings for steel water pipes and fittings. This standard is widely used in the water industry and has begun to be used for other assets besides steel water pipes.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Drinking water infrastructure in the United States
  • 4:45 – Types of steel pipes in the water industry and typical coatings that meet this standard
  • 7:45 – Minimum requirements for AWWA C210
  • 9:00 – Application of coatings per AWWA C210
  • 9:30 – The constructor, the manufacturer, and the purchaser
  • 10:00 – The growth of AWWA C210 and use in AWWA D102
  • 11:00 – Testing requirements for coatings per AWWA C210
  • 13:30 – Quality control measures per AWWA C210
  • 15:30 – Real-world example that would benefit from AWWA C210 approved coatings
  • 16:45 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 173 - Oil & Gas Upstream Considerations

Carboline Technical Service Director Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker are joined by Carboline’s Oil & Gas Market Manager Doug Sinitiere to discuss the upstream portion of the Oil & Gas industry. The trio discusses the different aspects of upstream oil and gas while also identifying corrosion factors.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:15 – What does upstream mean when referring to the oil & gas market
  • 4:00 – Challenges associated with onshore drilling for oil and gas
  • 6:00 – The changing landscape of the oil & gas upstream market
  • 11:00 – Corrosion challenges of offshore oil & gas facilities
  • 15:30 – Corrosion challenges of onshore oil & gas facilities
  • 17:15 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 172 - Technical Service Capabilities

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis discuss the Carboline Technical Service Department. The two explore all of the services this department provides to the industry. From specification writing and review to applicator training, this department greatly influences the coatings industry.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Introduction to the Carboline Technical Service Department
  • 3:30 – Reaching the Carboline Technical Service Department
  • 5:30 – Working on coating specifications with the Carboline Technical Service Department
  • 8:00 – Extent of the Carboline product line
  • 9:45 – The natural checks and balances of the Carboline Technical Service Department
  • 14:00 – How Carboline Technical Service helps applicators through training and job start-ups
  • 18:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 171 - Pre-Construction Primers

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis discuss pre-construction primers. The duo examines what makes them different from other primers, when to use pre-construction primers, and other factors.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 2:00 – Pre-construction primers
  • 3:00 – The definition of pre-construction primers
  • 5:00 – The thickness and uniformity of pre-construction primers
  • 7:00 – The role of pre-construction primers in high-performance coating systems
  • 10:00 – The evolution of the use of pre-construction primers
  • 13:00 – Studies on pre-construction primers
  • 14:00 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 170 - SSPC-SP18 - Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning for Industrial Maintenance

Senior Tech Service Engineer Dan Baribault joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss the SSPC standard SSPC-SP 18, Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning for Industrial Maintenance. The trio discusses the ins and outs of the standard.

  • 0:00 – Intro and the death of a blender
  • 2:25 – SSPC-SP 18 Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning for Industrial Maintenance
  • 4:00 – How SSPC-SP 18 differs from the SSPC-SP 10 and SSPC-SP 7 standards
  • 5:10 – The differences between sweep blasting per SSPC-SP 18 versus Brush-off blasting per SSPC-SP 7
  • 6:19 – Requirements prior to the performance of SSPC-SP18
  • 7:07 – Acceptable methods of performing SSPC-SP 18
  • 10:03 – Requirements for cleaning the substrate after abrasive blasting per SSPC-SP 18
  • 12:15 – Existing coating considerations for SSPC-SP 18
  • 14:05 – The use of corrosion inhibitors when performing SSPC-SP18
  • 16:16 – Wrap Up

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CTSP Episode 169 - Manhole Rehabilitation

Brian Cheshire joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss manhole rehabilitation within wastewater collection systems. The trio discusses factors that cause corrosion and what to do to protect manholes from future corrosion.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:15 – Manhole Rehabilitation
  • 5:20 – Inflow and infiltration
  • 7:40 – Methods of manhole rehabilitation
  • 11:36 – Testing of coatings for manhole rehabilitation
  • 14:10 – Protective coatings for manhole rehabilitation
  • 15:25 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 168 -Field Analysis of Common Coating Problems

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis are joined by Tech Service Engineer, William Seawell to discuss the on-site investigation of the types of coating defects discussed over the last 2 weeks.

  • 0:00 – Intro – CTSP on YouTube
  • 1:00 – Introduction of William Seawell
  • 2:12 – Determining if the defect is a bubble or blister on site
  • 4:20 – Identifying pinholes and/or craters on site
  • 6:45 – Identifying cracking phenomena on a job site
  • 10:30 – Localized versus uniform defects across the entire structure
  • 14:02 – Evaluating a tank failure
  • 15:22 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 167 - Alligatoring, Cracking, Checking, Crazing, and Mudcracking

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis continue their discussion on common types of coating defects. This week they explore the different defects that are associated with the cracking of a coating system.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:15 – Coating defects related to cracks
  • 2:57 – Alligatoring or Crocodiling - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 4:19 – Cracking - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 6:53 – Checking - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 9:39 – Crazing - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 11:20 – Mudcracking - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 15:55 – Wrap up

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CTSP Episode 166 - Bubbles, Blisters, Pinholes, and Craters

Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis discuss common forms of coating failure. They dissect the differences between the commonly interchanged terms of blisters, bubbles, pinholes, and craters.

  • 0:00 – Intro and the Karate Kid
  • 2:28 – Bubbles, blisters, Pinholes, and Craters
  • 3:11 – Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Defects
  • 4:19 –  Pinholes - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 6:10 – Cratering - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 10:00 – Bubbling - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 12:17 – Blisters - Identification, causes, prevention, and treatments
  • 15:22 – Wrap Up

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CTSP Episode 165 - Coating Ductile Iron

Brian Cheshire joins Jack Walker and Paul Atzemis to discuss coating ductile iron pipe, how it's different from steel, and what standards to use.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:38 – What makes ductile iron different than steel
  • 2:37 – Ductile iron surface prep requirements
  • 3:30 – Color change when blasting ductile iron pipe and dangers of over-blasting
  • 5:25 – The first three parts of NAPF 500-03 (NAPF 500-03-01 Solvent Cleaning, NAPF 500-03-02 Hand Tool Cleaning, NAPF 500-03-03 Power Tool Cleaning)
  • 7:12 – NAPF 500-03-04 Abrasive Blast Cleaning for Ductile Iron Pipe and NAPF 500-03-05 Abrasive Blast Cleaning for Cast Ductile Iron Fittings
  • 10:27 – Coatings used on ductile iron substrates
  • 12:43 – Lining ductile iron pipe
  • 14:30 – Wrap up

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