Fertilizer is very corrosive to carbon steel and can cause rusting to develop earlier than is expected. TMI Coatings thoroughly high pressure washed with a neutralizer to remove all containments and all loose, delaminating paint. TMI then further mechanically abraded rusted areas to prepare for new coating adhesion; the crew then brushed and rolled two full coats protective coating material consisting of a rust-inhibitive epoxy primer and a high quality urethane for additional protection and long term performance. TMI completed this project for a large fertilizer distributor in central North Dakota to help solve their rusting structural steel problem.
Fertilizer tower painting by TMI
Tags:industrial painting·North Dakota
TMI Coatings Inc. completed the interior and exterior painting of a 750,000 gallon elevated tank for the City of Great Falls, Montana. After completing the finish coating of interior and exterior surfaces, TMI applied Sikaflex 1A polyurethane elastomeric sealant to all un-welded portions of the interior roof plate seams and also un-welded seams between the tank bowl and the radial cone bottom beams to completely seal these joints from air and water intrusion as they are susceptible to corrosion and coating failures.
TMI Coatings is rehabilitating the complete interior of the 2 million elevated water tower and over coating the exterior for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The entire exterior surfaces were high pressure washed at 10,000 PSI in addition to SSPC-SP 11 spot cleaning to remove all loose and failed coatings while utilizing a full containment system to collect debris. The exterior will then receive 3 full coats of epoxy/urethane and two new logos.
Rehabilitation of water tower in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tags:municipal water tower·painting tanks·water tower renovation
TMI Coatings, Inc. crew recently installed a large, intricate multi-colored logo to the area as directed by the owner on the side of a large concrete silo in northwestern Minnesota. Work was done safely. And it looks great!
Concrete silo in northwestern Minnesota.
TMI Coatings waterproofed the roofs of six large silos, a head house, and upper and lower gantries. TMI’s crew prepared the surface and then applied a waterproof coating to thoroughly seal and waterproof the roof and all penetrations. Aggregate was broadcast into the urethane coating for a non-slip finish.
Silo roof waterproofing in Crookston, MN. Waterproofing Silo roofs.
TMI Coatings was selected to prepare the surface and coat the exterior of (14) horizontal storage tanks including ancillary piping, valves, pumps, fuel skid equipment, etc. The tanks sizes were from 12,000 to 30,000 gallon capacity. The scope of work consisted of SSPC-SP2 hand tool cleaning, SSPC-SP3 power tool clean, SSPC-SP12/NACE 5 surface preparation by high pressure water jet. TMI prepared surfaces then installed one full coat of epoxy primer. TMI then applied a top coat of a high solids polyurethane finish coat as specified by owner. On the stairways, handrails, ladders, platforms TMI coated OSHA safety yellow in color. TMI then installed lettering as specified by owner. TMI completed this project in a timely manner and worked closely with the NACE level third party inspector overseeing the project.
The owner said, “I want to mention that I am very impressed with your crew’s work performance and work ethic that has been exhibited on this recoat project at Chennault International Airport. I will say that in my 25 yrs. of professional services in the engineering field, your company is the 1st “paint-coatings” company that has really impressed me in a heavy commercial/industrial setting.”
Randal C. Liprie, P.E.
Liprie Engineering, LLC
Chennault International Airport Authority
TMI Coatings applying zinc to sandblasted surface on a large tank, 170′ diameter in the central U.S.
TMI Coatings is currently completing a large concrete silo restoration and coating project in northwest Minnesota. TMI’s crew safely rigged scaffolding from the silo roofs to access the silo walls to remove all loose and/or spalling concrete. TMI then prepared all exposed rebar by mechanically abrading to remove rust prior to priming. TMI’s crew then applied a cementitious mortar specifically designed for vertical surfaces to fill voids and restore surfaces to surrounding plane. After repairs we will apply a waterproof coating to silo exteriors. This two coat system consists of a primer and top coat. The top coat is a waterproof coating which will resist wind driven rain and span hairline cracks for a waterproof exterior.
TMI Coatings crew painting a water tank in Addison,Texas. Spring 2015.
Painting water tower.
Water tower being painted view from below.
TMI Coatings removed existing peeling and flaking paint from the floor of a power generation plant in Fridley, Minnesota. TMI then applied an epoxy sealer/dustproofer to keep the dust to a minimum and help keep the floor clean.
TMI was able to complete this project on short notice and during weekend hours. The site contact appreciated the good attitudes and hard work from the TMI crew, stated the sealer/dustproofer looked good and they look forward to coating the next floor area.
Completed floor coating
Tags:Epoxy floor coating·Epoxy Sealer/Dustproofer·floor coating·Fridley·Minnesota·power generation plant·TMI Coatings