CoatingsPro Magazine

MAR 2018

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54 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM for the most recent job, which required utilizing a scaffolding system to reach the entirety of the cannons at 24 meters (78.7 ft.) high. Working together and knowing the site's climate issues, the contractor and client opted to try an inorganic spray-on protec- tive coating developed by scientists with North Carolina-based EonCoat, LLC. e EonCoat product provides corrosion protec- tion for the metal through a chemically bonded phosphate ceramic (CBPC) on the surface of the substrate. In contrast to coatings that sit on top of the substrate and bond mechanically, the anti-corrosion CBPC coating bonds through a chemical reaction. Slight surface oxidation improves Alth o ugh th e h u m i d it y an d s alin it y we re ch alle n gin g , f l a s h r us t wasn't during the surface prep. The crew blasted the steel to achieve an anchor profile of 25.4–50.8 microns (1-2 mils) and then pressure washed it. Six crew members from Wuhan received training sessions from the manufacturer and were sure to wear proper safety gear, such as rope systems when on the scaf folding and safet y helmets, goggles, and protective gloves in general. Chinese Oil Terminal SUBSCRIBE. IT'S FREE. Get the latest industry news, business tips, and access to thousands of products & solutions. MAKE EVERY PROJECT A SUCCESS STORY.

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