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National Painting & Coatings Company Supplying Protective Coatings For Massive Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project

Epoxy intermediate coating Macropoxy 646 provides high-gloss protection from harsh Northeast Ohio weather for vital city artery

A leading National Painting & Coatings Company Supplying Protective Coatings was chosen by Atlantic Painting (Oak Lawn, Ill.) to supply high-performance protective coatings for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) I-90 Innerbelt Bridge project. Coating work is now underway on the 1.8 million square feet of steel that comprise the westbound span over the Cuyahoga River. Reconstruction of the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1959 and is the main east-west artery into and through downtown Cleveland, is the largest project in ODOT’s history. The new bridge, which is north of the existing span, will be 4,247 feet long and stand 120 feet over the Cuyahoga River Valley at its highest point.   Tank Lining & Coatings Kentucky Indiana.

To give the bridge a high-gloss finish and protect the structure from the harsh Cleveland elements, Sherwin-Williams will supply Macropoxy 646, an epoxy intermediate coating, and HP DOT Acrylic Polyurethane, a high-gloss top coat in off-white, for the project. The company is also providing Zinc Clad IV organic epoxy that will be used by Atlantic’s field painters to touch up the shop-primed steel sections and splice plates. More than 26,000 gallons of coatings will be used for the project.

“ODOT needed high gloss, a low film build of 2-4 mils with higher-build performance, superior weathering, and ease of application,” said  regional market director, bridge & highway,  “These products will achieve all of those requirements. As a company headquartered for nearly 150 years in Cleveland, it is gratifying to be an asset protection partner on an infrastructure project that is such a vital link to the city from points near and far.”

Although not all states require steel bridges to be coated, ODOT does stipulate protecting its bridges in this manner.   Bridges in Northeast Ohio must stand up to some of the most rigorous inspections there are, given the constant expansion and contraction caused by thermal cycling, and exposure to road salt and airborne contaminants from Lake Erie winds.

The project design and product specifications address these issues. Because of the level of degradation and corrosion that can occur at structural joints, ODOT wanted to limit their number. The old bridge had joints at every one of the 14 piers, but in the new design there are only two.

In addition, QUV accelerated weathering tests (5,000+ hours of UV exposure is Ohio’s standard) and field experience document the superior gloss retention of the topcoat, which doubles the maintenance-to-recoat cycle. “Our testing demonstrates gloss retention even after 9,000 hours of exposure. This considerably extends the lifecycle of the coating and provides unprecedented value for the taxpayers,” he noted, saying the bridge would likely only need to be repainted two or three times during its design life of 75 years.

The project is unusual in several ways. ODOT used a value-based design-build approach (vs. design-bid-build) for the first time, to expedite the work and minimize disruption to both local motorists and those traveling between Chicago and the Northeast US.

In addition, the bridge’s architecture has distinctive delta-shaped girders that complement the Cuyahoga Valley topography without dominating it. The design teams that competed for the work were evaluated on their ability to deliver on not just cost and an ambitious schedule, but also on preserving the aesthetics that define this part of Cleveland’s landscape. The project was awarded to general contractor Walsh Construction in partnership with HNTB Corporation, the lead architectural and engineering design firm, and HDR, the independent quality engineering firm.

A global protective and marine coatings company that delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from 4,000 locations worldwide.  From alkyds to zincs, the company offers a complete line of time-tested, high performance  Industrial coatings, Commercial Paints and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry.  Serving Kentucky, KY Indiana, IN West Virginia, WV and Tennessee, TN.

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Industrial Coatings for Louisville, KY

An industrial coating is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic properties, although it can provide both.

The most common use of industrial coatings is for corrosion control of steel structures such as offshore platforms, bridges and underground pipelines. Other functions include intumescent coatings for fire resistance.

The most common polymers used in industrial coatings are polyurethane, epoxy and moisture-cure urethane. Another highly common polymer used in industrial coating is a fluoropolymer. There are many types of industrial coatings including inorganic zinc, phosphate, and Xylan and PVD coatings.

NACE International and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) are professional organizations involved in the industrial coatings industry.

Industrial coatings are often composites of various substances. For example Xylan dry-film lubricants are composites of fluoropolymers (typically PTFE, PFA, and FEP) and reinforcing thermoset polyimide and polyamide binder resins initially suspended in a variety of solvents (such as ethyl acetate, xylene, dimethlformamide, and N-methyl 2-yrrolidone).

 

Industrial Coating Applications, Uses and Specifics

  • Protective Coatings
  • Corrosion Control
  • Floor Coatings
  • Multi-Spec Interior Coatings
  • Exterior Texture Coating
  • Caulking and Sealants
  • Aesthetic Applications
  • Agricultural Coatings
  • Machinery Coatings
  • Corrosion Control Coatings
  • Environmental Coatings
  • Concrete Coatings
  • Metal Coating
  • Safety Coating
  • Acoustical Coatings

A typical coating system may include a primer, an intermediate coat, and a top coat. The polymer film acts as a physical barrier between the steel substrate and the corrosive environment such as atmosphere, water and soil. Industrial coatings are also available as garage floor coatings such as epoxy, polyurea, and polyaspartic.

Louisville KY  Commercial Painting Contractor and Industrial Coatings Specialist

HP Industrials works creatively with Contractors and is a locally owned and operated company, based in Louisville KY.   

A commercial painting contractor and industrial coatings specialist.

HP Industrials is a recognized authority and specialist in the area of high quality building painting and structural coatings for businesses throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  

Howell & Howell applies coatings that protect the substrate from corrosion.

Typical Applications are:

Corrosion Protection Coatings

Specialized Coatings

Inorganic Zinc Primer

High Heat Aluminum

Two Part Epoxy

Specialty High Temperature Siloxane

Hi-Gloss Two Part Polyurethane

One Component Polyurethane

Epoxy Phenolic

Structural Steel Enamels

Glass Flake Linings

Tank Linings Coatings

Vinylester

 Factory and Plant Floors & Flooring

We have completed many projects for clients including:

Major Oil Companies

Turbine Companies

Wastewater Companies

Pipelines

Agricultural Company

Ship and Boat Building

Valves

Industrial Plants

Chemical Companies

Package and Logistical Companies

Howell & Howell Contractors, Inc.  has been providing Industrial Coating services for 30 years.

 

We have extensive application knowledge in high performance coatings, protective linings, and other industrial coatings. Our all weather facilities are located in northwest Houston. Our experienced personnel serve our customers with quality, efficiency and dependability.

 

Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible service in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. With the cooperation of management and personnel, we strive to achieve the highest customer satisfaction by supplying quality work and reliable service.


HP Industrials and it’s Contractors maintains the highest quality standards including NACE inspectors. Our highest priority is to provide quality workmanship, coating techniques, and industrial coating knowledge to better serve our customers.