What do you get when you take a major pipeline company and add in two deteriorating storage tanks and a mandatory shut-down during restoration? You get a tight deadline, a fast fix, and the need for a knowledgeable coatings contractor. Well, that’s exactly what happened when a multinational pipeline operator realized it needed to replace […]

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is seeking rules on the containment of liquid fertilizers. “The proposed language in the containment rules establishes requirements for primary and secondary containment of liquid fertilizer products,” Goehring says. “The requirements for primary containment would cover liquid fertilizer held in undivided quantities greater than 55 gallons. […]

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth. Fracking makes it possible to produce natural gas extraction in shale plays that were once unreachable with conventional technologies. One of the largest producers of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of […]

In containment application work, one of the challenges with standard polyurea spray elastomer systems relates to overcoating / joining existing material and achieving adhesion after the applied material has exceeded the typical 24-hour recoat window.  This process traditionally involves lightly abrading, followed by wiping with activator solvent, that surface to receive the subsequent coat.  VersaFlex Incorporated has […]

FlexTain™ 60 and FlexTain™ 80 are a secondary containment system which is pre-manufactured robotically at VersaFlex, Inc. headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas. FlexTain™ panels arrive fully cured and ready for rapid installation. They require a minimum amount of installation effort (versus field applied), and create a monolithic containment solution that has no heat-welded seams and requires no […]