August 1, 2011

Learn the Key First Steps to Extending Storage Tank Life

by Kevin Morris

Proper surface preparation readies a surface for good coating adhesion and prevents premature coating failure.  When preparing steel and concrete surfaces, certain critical issues must be addressed and standards followed to achieve maximum benefit from today’s high performance, anti-corrosion coatings. Join Bruce Snyder for the Sherwin-Williams webinar Making the First Step Count – Surface Preparation Standard. […]

May 3, 2011

Manhole Restoration: Coatings to the Rescue

by Kevin Morris

Now more than ever, the sewer collection system is much more vulnerable to corrosive materials that speed the rate of deteroriation. To shed light on the factors that contribute to corrosion in manholes, we were recently featured in the April issue of Trenchless Technology. The article also provides information on five types of coatings work […]

August 20, 2010

Flaky Protective Coating Hits the Spot

by Bob Murphy

Sometimes when Sherwin-Williams develops and launches coatings to address specific market needs, down the road we find other markets can benefit from those product attributes.  That’s what happened with a rugged glass flake-reinforced amine epoxy coating and lining system that was originally intended for the demanding requirements of the marine and petrochemical markets. One of […]

July 27, 2010

Tank Construction and Painting for Engineers

by Bob Murphy

Standards aren’t the most scintillating topic at dinner parties, but for the engineering community, they are a critical element of properly designing water storage tanks. An area that is being much discussed right now is AWWA D102, the most complete standard covering the greatest number of individual systems and the most innovative coating technologies.  AWWA’s […]

July 1, 2010

Concrete Surface Preparation- It’s not as hard as you think …

by Bob Murphy

All surfaces receiving an application of thin film, medium film, laminate or mortar systems must be structurally sound, clean and dry.  Proper surface preparation is an extremely important factor in the immediate and long-term successful performance of applied coating and lining systems. The contractor responsible for the installation of a coating or lining system shall […]

June 28, 2010

Coatings for AWWA D-100 Welded Steel Tanks

by Bob Murphy

This past Thursday Tony Ippoliti presented the second in a series of Webinars dedicated to the Water Industry. Tony’s presentation covered the D-102 Standard  of AWWA and the products that Sherwin-Williams can offer to meet or exceed these requirements for potable water storage. Pre-Construction Primer In Tony’s presentation was highlighted the use of a shop-applied […]

June 21, 2010

New Webinar Registration Link

by Bob Murphy

We have automated the Sherwin-Williams Webinar series sign-up process. Just click on the title of the Webinar that you plan to attend and you will be automatically registered for that specific presentation. This is a great way to learn about topics related to Water and Wastewater Industry. It can be done during your lunch time […]

June 13, 2010

Show Me The Water

by Bob Murphy

Please join me and thousands of your fellow water professionals at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, June 20–24, 2010, in the bustling city of Chicago. Come visit us at Booth 1537. Learn how Sherwin-Williams can protect your facility or structure from Start to Finish. You will see our complete line ANSI/NSF 61 approved coatings with […]

June 8, 2010

Water/Wastewater Webinar Series

by Bob Murphy

On June 3rd, the Water/Wastewater Team of the Sherwin-Williams Company launched a series of Webinars dealing with a variety of topics related to the industry. The inaugural Webinar was lead by Bruce Snyder, Business Development Manager. Over 50 individuals logged in to participate in the Webinar titled Infrastructure Linings and Rehabilitation. His talk covered corrosion […]

March 10, 2010

Summing up the “perm” Series

by Bob Murphy

Final Odds ‘n’ Ends There are four things you should always ask yourself when evaluating competitors’ data or even comparing one set of data to another: What test method was used? ASTM D1653? E96? Some other method? Dry cup or wet cup? Are the terms the same? Am I comparing WVT to WVT or WVT […]