By Carlos Molina (Neiva, Colombia)The ISO 12944 Standard, “Paints and varnishes — Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems”, is quickly becoming the gold standard of … [Read more...] about How to specify a coating system using the ISO 12944 standard.
There is a long debate in projects about this.Should I coat my tank before, or after hydrotesting?Contractors usually want to coat before hydro, because disassembling and assembling scaffolds … [Read more...] about Coat or not to coat before hydrotesting?
By Eng Carlos F MolinaTank settlement was, for a long time, elusive to me. I got by only whith was needed for the exam. If you are an API 653 inspector, there are many opportunities to do … [Read more...] about Tank settlement – Optimal cosine curve