This session will consist of an overview of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Small Business and Local Government Assistance program which provides numerous tools and resources to help the regulated surface coating community comply with environmental regulations. It will also include information on the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and updates to coating checklists and regulatory requirements.
ASTM D7234 was first published in 2005, and updated in 2012 with precision statistics. This paper will go into the history of the development of the test method, the procedure and interpretation details that are critical to using and applying this standard along with a discussion of the factors that affect the precision of this method.
We will discuss a disciplined approach to the decision-making process by developing supported defensible rational for why we do things. These things can be developing estimates, determining sales strategy, developing focus (vertical) markets, and increasing the size of our business and many others. Essentially a tool on how to get “there” from where we are today.
The use of fall protection equipment is very common nowadays. Still, however, many users do not know the basics of fall protection or the why and how this equipment function. Safety in general depends a lot on the use of common sense and proper due diligence. Understanding the risk of falling will lead us to be safe. It is a fact that we are all exposed to Gravity at all times 24/7; and we, humans in general, take little or no protection and precaution against gravity. The reality is that falls are never expected.
This updated NACE International standard test method specifies test methods to evaluate the performance of liquid coating systems for seawater immersion services. This test method is intended for use by facility owners and coating manufacturers.The test method covers liquid exterior protective coating systems for offshore platform steel structures, piers, docks, pilings, subsea valves, and wellheads at normal seawater temperature.
Included are four test methods—including cathodic disbondment, seawater immersion resistance, aging stability, and edge coverage—used to evaluate coating systems. The test method also includes two tables; Table 1 details fingerprinting of coating materials, and Table 2 details the test panel geometry, size, substrate material, and minimum quantity.
Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) and other polymeric materials are used in many ways to reduce and manage corrosion damage for industrial, infrastructure and municipal applications. It is common practice to use the term “resin” for polymers in these materials. This paper uses polymer interchangeably with resin. This paper will also only consider glass fiber reinforcements.