Chip Blankenship and Ji Ma, professors in the University of Virginia’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, join the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss why we’re drawn to additive manufacturing. Topics discussed on this episode include successful applications of the technique, current challenges, and future applications.
Alexander Murillo, technical service engineer at Belzona (Miami, Florida, USA), joins the MP Interview Series to provide technical insight and application tips regarding industrial coatings and engineering composites. In the podcast episode, Murillo shares specifics regarding application experiences in the field, as well as a technical overview of how Belzona’s solutions can help asset owners fight corrosion, erosion, and wear.
Spray-Tec’s Haley Jordan joins the podcast to discuss the benefits of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for buildings as well as other tips they’ve incorporated into their roof contracting business. Jordan shares the benefits of Spray-Tec’s third-place win in CoatingsPro’s 2020 Contractor Awards Program in the Commercial Roof category. Their latest article in CoatingsPro was a cover story in the July 2020 issue.
Aaron Moore, co-founder of the Commercial Painting Industry Association (CPIA), sits down with us to discuss what the present and future look like for the commercial painting industry. In this podcast episode, Moore explores a range of useful topics including safety, community, and current opportunities.
Vincent Higgins, global director of technology and innovation at Honeywell, joins Friday’s podcast to discuss a new virtual reality-based training tool for plant operators and field technicians. Known as the Immersive Field Simulator, the system combines 3-D technology with a training simulation. In the episode, Higgins offers further insight on the technology, as well as an overview of industry trends and more.
Scott Keilbey, director of sales for the water tank market at Tnemec, and Mark Thomas, vice president of marketing, joined Monday's podcast to discuss the coating manufacturer's recently completed 2020 Tank of the Year program.
Topics include the challenges and opportunities involved with the coating of water tanks, both from an asset owner's perspective and for a contractor. Other subjects include a brief review of this year's winners and an overview of why fluoropolymer coating systems are a popular choice for these environments.
Jeff Steuben, executive director of Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), joined the CoatingsPro Interview Series to share with us what cool roofs are, how these technologies may be effective, and new developments at CRRC and beyond. Other topics include the organization's roofing resources and virtual offerings.
Eric Duvekot, director of North American operations at Integrated Global Services (IGS), joined Friday's podcast to discuss challenges and opportunities for IGS in 2020. Topics include how IGS has overcome the difficulties of COVID-19; examples of projects, clients, and thermal spray solutions; how industry clients are balancing cost pressures with staying on top of maintenance needs; and expectations for 2021.
Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), joins our podcast to share recent developments pertaining to roof coatings and roofing contractors. Topics include NRCA's new health care program for roofing contractors; market developments and new trends; how COVID-19 has shaped the industry in 2020; and potential business impacts from the U.S. elections in November.
Bob Franco, president and owner of Franco Corrosion Consulting, LLC, joins the MP Interview Series to discuss corrosion control in the oil and gas industry, as well as his new book on the topic. His book, Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production, Third Edition, which he co-authored with Tim Bieri and is being published by NACE, has been extensively updated to include the latest information on corrosion control in the industry. Franco describes the book as his “legacy document,” and it will be available later this month.