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MAY 2017

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58 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM a nice fresh paint job. Everyone would notice a botched job! Saving their best under-bridge work for last, the two crews met in the middle with just enough time to get working on the arch. For the final phase of the bridge project, coating the suspension deck-support cables, Titan switched coatings manufacturers. After rigging scaffolding, containment, and pressure washing the cables, the crew donned ⅜-inch (0.95 cm) nap painter's mitts to apply two coats of Rust-Oleum Noxyde, a water-borne, single-component acrylic elastomeric coating that offers excellent protection against water, salt spray, and aggressive environments. Each coat was applied at 7‒9 mils (177.8‒228.6 microns) DFT. It took an average time of 16 hours for each layer of the Noxyde to cure at 70‒80 °F (21.1‒26.7 °C). W hen the second Noxyde coat cured, the crew donned fresh ⅜-inch (0.95 cm) nap painter's mitts to apply a single 1.5- to 2.5-mil (38.1‒63.5 microns) topcoat DFT of Rust-Oleum 3700 DTM acrylic enamel. e water-borne acrylic was custom colored for this project, which was in the final stages of completion as of press time. Exceeding Theoretical Design Life According to the Federal Highway Administration's (FHA) Bridge Preservation Guide, more than 30 percent of the nation's 600,000 existing bridges have exceeded their 50-year theoret- ical design life and are in need of various levels of repairs, rehabilitation, or replacement. "Bridge stewards and owners need to become, inevita- bly, more strategic by adopting and implementing systematic processes for bridge preservation as an integral component of their overall management of bridge assets," states the FHA guide. Belle Vernon/Speers Bridge owner, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDoT), believes that, in the long run, preservation saves money by extending bridge service life, thus deferring the need for major rehabilitation. In the past five years, PennDoT has invested approximately $370 million in bridge preservation. Titan Industrial Services is very proud of their effort to preserve this 65-year-old bridge. "When you describe what we're doing — blasting and paint- ing a bridge — most people don't have a clue of what we're talking about," said Forakis. "When they drive across it at 60 mph [96.6 km/hr], it's just something that gets them from point A to point B. But the reason the bridge still takes them from point A to point B is because of crews like ours. It's great to be surrounded by guys who have the drive and dedication to carry them through." at drive and dedication — along with a willingness to extend their reach — is what enabled the Titan crew to bridge the Monongahela River. CP Bridge Coatings VENDOR TEAM Atlantic Design, Inc. (ADI) Equipment manufacturer 11505 Pocomoke Ct. Baltimore, MD 21220 (866) 225-5234 Eagle Industries Equipment manufacturer 5531 River Rd. New Orleans, LA 70123 (800) 266-8246 ECS North America Equipment manufacturer 148 E Mill Rock Rd. Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (800) 414-0672 The Home Depot Equipment supplier 2455 Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30399 (800) 654-0688 Ingersoll Rand Co. Equipment manufacturer 800-E Beaty St. Davidson, NC 28036 (877) 472-7263 JLG Industries, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 1 JLG Dr. McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (717) 485-5161 Rust-Oleum Coating manufacturer 11 Hawthorne Pkwy. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (877) 385-8155 Safespan Platform Systems, Inc. Safety equipment manufacturer 252 Fillmore Ave. Tonawanda, NY 14150 (800) 368-4010 The Sherwin-Williams Company Coatings manufacturer 101 W Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 (800) 474-3794 SNOOPER by Paxton-Mitchell Equipment manufacturer 108 South 12th St. Blair, NE 68008 (402) 426-3131 W Abrasives Material manufacturer 1 Abrasive Ave. Bedford, VA 24523 (800) 207 4691 WIWA LP Equipment manufacturer 107 N Main St. P.O. Box 398 Alger, OH 45812 (419) 757-0141 The topcoat, Sher win-Williams Acrolon 218, wa s spray applied to achieve 2-4 mils (50.8-101.6 microns) DF T. With the final step, the crew could close the book on this project, which helped bridge the Monongahela River!

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