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Fusion Bond Epoxy – FBE 2" - 48" up to 100' (Industrial)
FBE is a thermoset epoxy that is used to protect the OD of the pipe from deterioration over time. 
Properly coated FBE can extend the life of a pipe by 20 years.
Abrasion Resistant Overlay - ARO 42" up to 80' (Industrial)
ARO is a thermoset epoxy that is used to protect the FBE from being damaged. It is applied immediately after the FBE and therefore the two can be referred to as a dual coat system.
Powercrete No size restrictions (Kelley St)
Powercrete is the strongest exterior coating that can be applied over the top of FBE in order to protect it. It’s approximately 25-30% stronger than ARO. Powercete is a plural component formula that must be correctly mixed and immediately applied in order to keep from hardening in the lines. It is applied at the rate of 20 mils per coating and can have several applications if more mils are required by customer spec. For application, 4-5 joints are place on rollers that are constantly spinning each joint.  The workers sand the FBE as the pipe spins in order to establish an anchor profile for the Powercrete to adhere to. Following the sanding, each pipe is cleaned with an MEK solvent to remove any impurities and dust. The pipe is then coated by hand spraying and allowed to spin until dry. A 4” cutback is used so that 1” of the FBE is visible.
Zap Lok Pipe
Zap Lok pipe is pipe that can be installed without any welding. This is achieved by a bell pin system in which the pin end is compressed into the bell end which in turn seals the two joints together. Zap lok is only used on joints up to 12 ¾”.
The Zap Lok is coated with FBE and then  a 16” powercrete / ARO coating is applied on each end. 
The Powercrete is used to protect the FBE from damage when the compression unit holds the two joints and presses them together.
Concrete Weight Coating (Industrial)
We apply a compression style concrete weight coating to pipe and special pieces ranging from 6” diameter and up  

Hot Coal Tar-TGF3/TGF4 - 2" to 36" (Kelley St)
Coal Tar is used to protect pipes exterior surfaces from the environmental elements (just like FBE). The first step in production is to blast the joint to clean the substrate.  Immediately following the blast, a primer is applied.  The ID is then sprayed with air in order to remove any debris.  The hot tar is continuously poured over the pipe as it spins through the application booth. 
There a several layers applied as the tar is poured.  It is layered in the order of tar, fiberglass, tar, fiberglass, tar, and Kraft paper.  After the layers have been applied, the joint is immediately sprayed with water to cool it and then has it’s ends ground clean for the cutback.  Because of the thickness of the coating, each joint is checked for voids or pinholes with a 13,000V holiday inspector.
Tape (Kelley St)
 Tape is applied to AWWA C- 209 and AWWA C-214 standards  

Internal Coating (Kelley St)
The internal coatings are to coat the Internal Diameter (ID) of pipe to protect it from degradation or the contents from contamination.  First, the pipe must be sand blasted to clean the ID.  The ID coating are applied via a specialized internal lance designed specifically for the internal coating system.   
Cement Lining (Kelley St)
 We apply cement lining to AWWA C-205 standards  

Air Cure Coating (Kelley St)
These coating systems derive their name from how they cure.  In a one coat system, only one type of coating is applied (sheet pilings).  In a two coat, there is typically a primer and then an epoxy coat.  The three coat system is primarily used in any above ground applications (plants, boats, etc) where the pipe will be exposed to sunlight.  The first step of the process is to blast the pipe to attain a clean substrate with a good 2-4 mil anchor profile.  Next, tape is placed for the cutback or to seal of any are that need to remain clean.  There are many different types of coatings that can be applied but they are typically a zinc or epoxy primer, epoxy, and polyurethane for UV protection (3 coat).  The most common items coated are pipe, fittings, and flanges but almost anything can be coated.  The 3 coat system is one of the most time consuming coatings because of the length of time it takes for each coat to dry. 
The following are commonly applied coatings:
• Zinc Primers – Ameron Dimetcote 9, Sherman Williams Zinc clad II
• Weldable Zinc Primers – Carbozinc 8703, International 997
• Epoxy Primers - Amercote 240, CarboPhenoline187, Interguard 251, Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646SE, Sherwin Williams Recoatable Epoxy
• Epoxies – Amerlock 2, Carboguard 890, Interzone 954, Sherwin Williams Duraplate 235, Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646
• Urethanes – Carbothane 133HB, Interthane 990, Sherwin Williams High Solids Polyurethane, Sherwin Williams Sherthane 2K
• Coal Tar Epoxy – Carboline 300M (Sheet pilings, etc)
• Liquid FBE – 3M SK 323 (fittings, FBE repair)