Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair


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Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair
Jennifer Coon, C.H.M.M., C.E.T. Tank Industry Consultants Why have a maintenance program? The answer is simple: Preventive maintenance has been, and always will be, less expensive than crisis maintenance. Preventive maintenance allows owners to identify potential problems and develop solutions before the problems reach crisis proportion. For example, it can be much cheaper to identify and arrest coating failure and corrosion before they turn into metal loss requiring more extensive repair. Additionally, tank painting, if done properly, is typically required at intervals of 15 to 20 years. If the coat…
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Steve Meier; American Water Works Association: Steel Water Storage Tanks: Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair. Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export