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Storage Tanks Images that Will Leave an Impression

Asia Paints their Storage Tanks Asia is already known for their painted manhole covers, but did you know that they also paint their storage tanks? The countryside is dotted with storage tanks and artists have been transforming generic tanks into pieces of art:     The Leaning Tower of… Niles? The Leaning Tower of Niles [...]

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Innovation in Wastewater Technologies

The wastewater industry is continually updating its technologies as new innovations are discovered and implemented. The wastewater industry was once thought of as a problem that needed solving, but these days, wastewater is treated as a resource to exploit for good, via harnessing its energy. There are several primary treatment stages in wastewater treatment, including, [...]

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Mobile Apps for the Oil and Gas Industry

The following is a collection of mobile apps for the oil and gas industry. Please note: we have not personally tested each of these applications, but we have chosen well-reviewed products to include in this list. Don’t see your favorite app? Comment with what we may have missed! UPDATE: From Braxton Huggins, Strategist | Social [...]

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Applicator AquaBlocx Coating Buckhead Beef Facility with Ecodur 201S

A leading US meat and fish products company in Atlanta relies heavily on the uninterrupted efficiency of its freezers and coolers, as failures lasting more than a few hours can prove catastrophic. Established in 1983, Buckhead Beef® has been ranked #1 for the previous nine years of Certified Angus Beef® worldwide and grew to become [...]

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10 Impressive Oil and Gas Structures

1. World’s Only Dive Rig This oil rig was once commissioned as an exploration jack up rig in the oil and gas industry, and has now been revamped as the Seaventures Dive Rig.     2. The Sable Project The Sable Project was the first offshore natural gas project in Canada and the single largest [...]

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New Storage Tank Technologies

Molten Salt Heat Storage Technology Gemasolar is the first commercial scale plant to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology, opening the door to new thermo solar electrical generation technology. This technology provides a higher output than other technologies. The heat storage system is a molten salt storage tank, permitting independent electrical [...]

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For our water and wastewater colleagues [Comic]

Bathroom Water Explained. Courtesy of tooth paste dinner   Tatsuya Nakagawa Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings and cold weather coating applications. Castagra products are NSF-61 certified and are used by the world’s [...]

Storage Tank Coatings in Confined Spaces

To preserve a water distribution storage facility in working order (a water tank), it is necessary to apply an interior coating. The application of the storage tank coating is a serious task and optimum coordination and safety equipment are required to effectively complete the task. Because water distribution system operators are required to perform work [...]

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Coatings as Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems

Corrosion is the slow decay and deterioration of a substance by chemical action moving inward from the surface. Corrosion can occur on the inside or outside of the metal surfaces of storage facilities in water distribution systems; however, using a storage tank coating can control corrosion. There are many factors that can influence the rate [...]

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Interesting Fire Hydrant Facts

Fire hydrants have been in use worldwide since the mid-1800s with two basic types of dry barrel hydrants in common use. Dry barrel hydrants are most popular as they don’t suffer destruction in freezing temperatures like their wet barrel counterparts, and their operating nut and nozzles are accessible above ground. There are two main styles [...]

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