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Consumer Awareness is A Prime Market Driver for Using Low VOCs in Water Asset Management

If you’re responsible for your municipality’s water asset management, you may find your job increasingly challenging in 2023. That’s because consumers are taking a closer look at what impacts their local environment and how it affects climate change.That leaves some city water manager’s wondering how to adjust their annual water asset management plan in response […]

By Brent Phillips

How to Protect Your Steel Water Tower From the Harmful Effects of UV Corrosion

The effects of ultraviolet rays on steel are an important consideration for a steel water tower’s design, construction, and maintenance. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is absorbed by the steel surface causing increased oxidation that can lead to corrosion.When exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) rays, steel oxidizes quickly, resulting in rusting and weakening of the metal substrate—a […]

By Brent Phillips

Concrete Spalling Can Signal It’s Time for a NACE Inspection

Concrete spalling is a common yet detrimental issue for municipal water towers and other structures constructed of concrete or masonry material.Spalling occurs due to corrosion caused by moisture penetration into the concrete structure. As this corrosion progresses, it causes the surrounding concrete or masonry to expand, eventually forming cracks in the concrete tower.Caring for A […]

By Brent Phillips

Protecting Municipal Water Tanks with Surface Coatings

Water is essential to any community; without fresh, clean water, communities can flounder. Water tank surface coatings are integral to protecting the municipality’s water supply. A substrate of a municipal water tank is vulnerable to deterioration through corrosion, decay, and nitrification. These destructive processes put communities at risk and reduce a tank’s service life.Through regular inspection […]

By Brent Phillips

Types of Water Storage Tanks for Municipalities

No matter where you are, water is a vital resource used in homes, offices, schools, recreational facilities, and businesses for residential or commercial use. With a broad range of usages, 327 billion gallons of water are used daily in the United States.With the aging infrastructure of many municipalities in North America, economic analysts expect the […]

By Brent Phillips

Internal Inspections of Water Tanks Made Easy, Using A Remotely Operated Vehicle

If technology has taught society anything, it moves at lightspeed. Hence, no matter what industry you work in, advancements will continuously improve a system’s efficiency.For NACE inspectors and city water managers, that technological advancement is underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Today we’ll discuss how underwater ROVs catapulted the water storage inspection industry forward and how […]

By Brent Phillips

Valley Center Water Tower Restoration Using Tnemec Coating Products

Every year at this time, hundreds of coating application companies scramble to submit their best-in-class water tower coating to Tnemec Tank of the Year. A celebrated industry competition that rallies around Tnemec coating products.The idea is built around a town centerpiece to advertise and motivate entire communities to come together. Community leaders frequently enlist residents’ […]

By Brent Phillips

How A NACE Coating Inspector Protects Your Town’s Water Tower

A NACE inspector’s role is to protect your town’s water tower by ensuring it continues functioning and safeguarding the emergency water supply. But how NACE inspectors achieve such a lofty goal is no small feat.Their role helps city water managers achieve the impossible by assessing and inspecting a critical element on the interior and exterior […]

By Brent Phillips