April 20, 2012

Optically Active Pigment Shines Light of Longevity on Aqua PA Water Tower

by Waterblog Admin

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua PA) recently needed to recoat the exterior and interior of an elevated wash water tank at their Neshaminy Water Treatment Plant. It was critical that the company, serving more than one million residents in 30 counties across southeastern Pennsylvania, used protective coatings that would deliver a long service life and present […]

September 22, 2011

See What You Get with Optically Active Pigments

by Bob Murphy

To achieve long-term service life, tank painting requires proper coating selection, application and inspection. Coating systems with Optically Active Pigments (OAP) can help ensure the correct application and inspection of epoxy water tank linings. This technology can help eliminate holidays, identify pinholes, and reduce premature failures caused by poor film thickness on edges, angles or […]

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. […]

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 […]

August 12, 2009

Long-Lasting Exterior Tank Coating Systems

by Tony Ippoliti

Got a new tank project upcoming? Want the tank to last a long time? Want it to last a long time and look good, too? You’re able to do this if you’re aware of the AWWA D102 Standard and the Outside Coating Systems within it. Outside Coating Systems (OCS) are defined in Section 4.3.1 as […]