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The Nuclear Option: Coating a Power Plant

CoatingsPro Magazine November, 2014 coatingspromag.com Nuclear power plants operate under some of the strictest quality control and maintenance schedules. All major maintenance is carried out during brief outages. During one such outage, the emergency water storage tank, the torus, located beneath the nuclear reactor needed to be drained and coated to prevent corrosion in the […]

A New Face on an Old Problem

JPCL March, 2006 paintsquare.com The Snowdonian Stwlan buttress dam near Blaenau Ffestiniog is a pumped storage hydroelectric power station. Constructed in 1963, the concrete dam utilized a unique double wedge joint between each buttress. These joints were never sealed properly creating seasonal freeze/thaw damage that ultimately lead to worsening spall damage of the structure itself. […]