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Storage Tank Events 2013

Platts 6th Annual European Oil Storage Conference Date: Jan 21- 22, 2013 Location: The Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, the Netherlands Platts 6th Annual European Oil Storage conference will once again bring together leading terminal operators, EPCs, logistics and distribution companies, suppliers and service providers, regulatory bodies, and oil gas and petrochemical companies to discuss the most [...]

Happy Holidays to our colleagues in the Storage Tank Industry

We would like to wish the following companies a happy holiday! Earl Crochet at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Bill Wilson at Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company Mike Burgett at NuStar Energy, L.P. Burt Russell at Sprague Energy Corp. Joe Shotwell at Asphalt Operating Services LLC David Doane at ILTA David Chalson, Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP [...]

Ecodur 201: Shell Cold Weather Tank Coating Application

Cold weather, especially severe conditions, present problems on two fronts for the oil industry. Firstly, oil has to be kept at a working temperature for transportation and storage, and secondly, coating maintenance work needs ‘ideal’ conditions where conventional epoxies are concerned.. Problem The problem for a major oil and gas exploration company, at a tank [...]

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Storage Tank Coating Case Study

This particular case, they have couple tanks located in a very remote part of the state somewhere between Midland Lubbock, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico, in a very hard to reach areas which they needed to have two tanks that were used to hold produced water, they were basically overflow tanks that were reconditioned. They [...]

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Louisville Fluoride Tank Coating Case (SES)

A secondary containment area for the Louisville Water Department needed remedial work. The water is a fluoride solution destined for addition to drinking water supplies, but the project area was strictly for spillage protection from not only potential run off into adjacent ground water but also because of the proximity to the front of the [...]

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Harpeth Valley Utilities District – Roof Coating Case Study (SES)

Harpeth Valley Utilities District needed a protective coating for the roof of a 5.0 million gallon water storage facility. Utility officials had originally specified a certain material for the project which involved considerable site preparation specified by the material manufacturer. This included sandblasting and grinding. Problem This was a roof site that, because a specific [...]

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SS Moyie Case Study: Ecodur 201 Marine Coating

(transcript) This is the SS Moyie. This is a special project on a very, very old vessel. The SS Moyie is an old Canadian Pacific steamship operating on inland British Columbia waters and is the oldest operable sternwheeler in the world. I think she was made up in 1898 and operated on the lakes since [...]

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Tank Internal Coating Testimonial

Dear Matt, As one of the earliest users of Castagra’s ECODUR, I am pleased to report that it has met and exceeded my expectations. Another tank in the same battery where we used ECODUR coated earlier with a conventional epoxy is failing, most likely due to the extremes of temperatures we experience. Epoxies appear to [...]

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Castagra supports Wild Animal Sanctuary

“Colorado Lining International and Castagra were two other companies that generously donated their time and materials on another project involving one of our previously existing Tiger pools. For years we had lost precious amounts of water through multiple cracks along the inner and outer walls of the pool. With their expertise, and new technology, we [...]

Castagra Ecodur Concrete Flooring and Roofing Tips

I’ve got a couple suggestions based on experiences in concrete flooring and roofing applications such as those we have been doing recently stateside. Concrete Flooring: We find that in some cases where the concrete is more porous or has excess moisture when coated on a hot day while the surface is heating, such bubbles can [...]

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