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MAR 2018

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62 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Wade Little. Little and his crew have extensive training in both industry and OSHA standards on topics such as NACE and SSPC requirements and safety standards ranging from fall protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), extension cords, cranes and derricks, ladders, confined spaces, and powered trucks. "A ll work on this project was performed in strict compli- ance with the specification, site safety rules, and federal standards," said Philipp. e crew used half-face 3M respirators with organic vapor cartridges, wore Ty vek protective suits, and were 100 percent tied off at all times when working from scaffolding and aerial lifts. "In addition, CUI hired a third-party safety consultant to audit our site-specific safety plan and daily job safety analyses to make sure we are not only complying with the site safety program but [also with] our own company and federal standards," related Philipp. High-Tech Success It seems only fitting that on a job focusing on high-tech ways for power plants to become more energy efficient that the CUI crew would use a high-tech information sharing solution. CUI partnered with Carboline to use a tablet-based software solution called Total Asset Management (TAM). TAM offers real-time reporting, elimi- nating the need for time-consuming paperwork. "TAM helped us create a database, telling the story of each asset with one simple and integrated solution, and thus solving the documentation issues that owners and contractors face," said Philipp. Quality control reports were submitted to the entire project team at Kiewit and CUI so that everyone saw what items were completed each day and that the work was being performed within specification down to the smallest asset on site. "e tablet-based system also synced seamlessly with Blue Tooth-enabled Type II DFT [dry film thickness] gages, eliminat- ing human errors," added Philipp. Between the cutting edge TAM system, the high-tech and high-performance Sherwin-Williams coating system, and the application expertise of the CUI crew, this job went off without a hitch, even though it was a very active and complex construc- tion site. According to Philipp, all of these factors helped the team overcome the challenges of jobsite accessibility and working around other trades. " To be honest, the ability to spray apply the coating was probably the biggest lifesaver. If we'd had to brush and roll the Heat-Flex 1000, it would have taken us three times as long to finish the project. I really feel that we were able to use our resources wisely and efficiently on this job," stated Philipp. CP Not only were the weld seams primed (using CarboZinc 11), but the crew used a mist coat and spray applied Heat-Flex Hi Temp 1000. The coating was protective and also aesthetically pleasing. The crew used more than 1,000 gallons (3,785.4 L) of paint as well as a Total Asset Management (TAM) system for repor ting. And af ter a year, they were ready to sign off! Steel Surfaces VENDOR TEAM Carboline Coating manufacturer 2150 Schuetz Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146 (314) 644-1000 www.carboline.com The Sherwin-Williams Company Coating manufacturer 101 W Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 (800) 474-3794 www.sherwin-williams.com Graco Inc. Equipment manufacturer 88 11th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 623-6000 www.graco.com BlastOne Material manufacturer 4510 Bridgeway Ave. Columbus, OH 43219 (800) 999-1881 www.blastone.com HoldTight Material manufacturer P.O. Box 27907 Houston, TX 77227 (800) 319-8802 www.holdtight.com Montipower, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 7677 Coppermine Dr. Manassas, VA 20109 (703) 396-8777 www.mbxit.com Tyvek by DuPont Protection Solutions Safety equipment manufacturer 5401 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Richmond, VA 23234 (800) 931-3456 www.tyvek.com 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (800) 364-3577 www.3m.com

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