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Elevated Tank Sikaflex Sealant

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Tank Maintenance

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.

Sealant Installation

Sealant Installation

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Municipal Water Tower Rehabilitation

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Restoration, Tank Maintenance, Water Tower Renovation

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.

Rehabilitation of water tower in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Concrete Silo in Northwestern Minnesota

May 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Logo, Silo

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.

Concrete silo in northwestern Minnesota.

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Silo Roof Waterproofing In Crookston, MN

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Silo, Waterproofing

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.

Silo roof waterproofing in Crookston, MN.          Waterproofing Silo roofs.

 

 

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Painting Fuel Oil Tanks in LA

May 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Sandblasting & Painting

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

Chennault International Airport Authority

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TMI Coatings Apply Zinc To Sandblasted Surface

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Coatings

TMI Coatings applying zinc to sandblasted surface on a large tank, 170′ diameter in the central U.S.

Adding Zinc Coating

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Concrete Silo Restoration and Coating Project in Crookston, Minnesota

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Coatings, Restoration

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.

Silo Restoration

Silo Restoration

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TMI Coatings Crew Painting a Water Tank in Addison, Texas

March 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Restoration, Tank Maintenance

TMI Coatings crew painting a water tank in Addison,Texas. Spring 2015.

tower 5

Painting water tower.

Tower 6

Water tower being painted view from below.

 

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Epoxy Sealer/Dustproofer Floor Coating

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Industrial Flooring

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

Completed floor coating

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Containment Dike Lining & Repairs

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Coatings

A natural gas company in Kansas contracted TMI Coatings to repair cracks and line the interior of a concrete containment dike. The containment dike was 55’ long x 20’ wide including up the walls 3’. TMI mechanically abraded the walls and floor by shotblasting and grinding with hand-held grinders. TMI then primed the entire area with a primer recommended by the manufacturer prior to the application of the pliable/rubberized lining material. After priming we then top coated the entire containment area, floor and walls, with a urethane elastomer which expands and contracts therefore will not crack, chip or peel due to temperature changes. The customer was concerned regarding cracks prior to application therefore TMI paid special attention by installing a urethane sealant in the cracked areas for a thorough seal. The site contact stated that TMI did a very great job on this project; the crew was very efficient and worked safely.

Dike lining completed by TMI Coatings

Dike lining completed by TMI Coatings

Completed containment Dike coating

Completed containment Dike coating

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