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Water & Wastewater Comics

Hopefully these comics will help you finish the week off strong.         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 [...]

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Interesting Water and Wastewater Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Stormwater Redirection via Rain Gardens   Rain gardens are an environmentally friendly way to manage stormwater. Before stormwater reaches the ocean or the storm drain system, rain gardens filter and clean the runoff, reducing the amount entering the drain system. An example of this is Fisherman’s Wharf Park in Victoria, BC, Canada, where the 352 [...]

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How the Deepest Floating Oil Rig (platform) in the World Operates

  Operated by the Shell Oil Company, Perdido is the deepest floating oil rig (platform) in the world at a water depth of about 2450 meters.   It is surrounded by an abundance of crude oil and natural gas that lies in water that is nearly 8000 feet deep. During peak times, it will produce [...]

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Different Ways to Transport Storage Tanks

Ever wonder how those large, heavy storage tanks get moved from place to place? Below are three ways that show how the job gets done.   By Truck     This is a completed storage tank project from Lincolnshire’s Immingham facility in the United Kingdom. It involved installing and testing of a new replacement tank, [...]

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Pittsburg Tank and Ecodur 201S: Water Tower Coating

Concrete silo-style water towers are less common than the bulbous ones that commonly stand beside small towns in North America. When and if they develop leaks, a typical solution to the problem is to line them with steel and apply a conventional epoxy coating. In this case, a water tower in Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada, [...]

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Case Study: Waterpark Coating

Water parks are a major attraction in Texas where summers are very hot and relief from the heat, especially for children, means some kind of water fun. Texas is home to some of the biggest and best water parks in the nation. This summer the inside of an underground concrete water holding vault at a [...]

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Can England Find a Boom in Fracking?

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 cold weather tank coating applications and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.

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Floating Roof Fire Suppression Demonstration Video

In the video below from Action Training, you will see a live-action demonstration session for suppressing fires in open-top floating roof tanks. Rim seal fires are the most common types of fires to occur.   The Training Objectives:   1. Atmospheric Storage Tanks 2. Pressure Tanks 3. Floating Roof Tanks 4. Tank Fire Suppression Strategies [...]

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Three Great Oil & Gas Cities to Work and Play In

Below are three great cities for oil and gas people to work and play in.   1. Singapore     Singapore, a Southeast Asian island nation, is surrounded by an abundance of fresh water and a natural deep harbor. Since declaring independence from the United Kingdon in 1963, its economy has seen tremendous growth. It [...]

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Water & Wastewater Article Summary

In case you missed any water & wastewater articles, here is a quick recap of the past four months.   1. Innovation in Wastewater Technologies The wastewater industry is continually updating its technologies as new innovations are discovered and implemented.   http://www.castagra.com/2013/08/innovation-in-wastewater-technologies/   2. For our water and wastewater colleagues [Comic] Bathroom Water Explained.   [...]

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