May 11, 2015

Long-Lasting Tank Interior Coating Systems – Part II

by Tony Ippoliti

Got a new tank project upcoming? Want the interior coating of the tank to last a long time? Want it to last a long time without much maintenance, too? You’re able to do this if you’re aware of the AWWA D102 Standard and the Inside Coating Systems within it. Inside Coating Systems (ICS) are defined […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 28, 2010

Drinking Water Week, May 2-8

by Bob Murphy

Drinking Water Week, the annual celebration of the world’s most precious resource, begins Sunday, May 2. “Drinking Water Week is an opportunity for North Americans to think about what water means to each of us,” said AWWA President Craig Woolard. “A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates […]

September 25, 2009

Drinking Water in the Headlines

by Bob Murphy

Contaminated water drunk by 1 in 10 Americans: NY Times An estimated 1 in 10 Americans have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals or fails to meet a federal health benchmark in other ways, an investigation by The New York Times has found. A report of the investigation was published in the […]

June 9, 2009

“Zinc” Before You Start

by Tony Ippoliti

When considering a new welded steel water storage tank, remember to specify a preconstruction primer. As the name implies, a preconstruction primer (PCP) is a primer that is applied to a steel surface prior to its fabrication into a finished product.  In this example, the surface is steel plate that will be used to make […]

April 23, 2009

Avoiding Paint-Related Taste & Odor Problems

by Tony Ippoliti

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) D102 Standard – Coating Steel Water Storage Tanks – requires that all “… coatings used on wet interior surfaces of the tank, shall have been tested and certified for potable water contact in accordance with NSF/ANSI 61. They shall have been evaluated for long-term fresh water resistance and the system […]