A lot of careful work and planning goes in behind-the-scenes to make pipeline and penstock coatings projects both successful and efficient. At Thomas Industrial Coatings, we’ve learned the ins and outs of pipelines and penstocks. Here are some of the keys that help keep our projects running safely and smoothly.

1. Safety, safety, safety

We can’t be successful if we’re not safe. Safety always has to be top-of-mind, especially for penstock and pipeline coatings projects. In addition to the hazards of conditions like elevation and climate, internal pipeline coatings add numerous safety concerns. Make sure your coatings company does their homework and prepares for each and every job. Anything less, success and safety are compromised.

2. Air monitoring is key

Just as secondary exits for internal penstock and pipeline coatings are nonnegotiable, so are alternate sources of fresh air. In addition to sourcing air, monitoring it is just as important. Miners used canaries to monitor air. Your industrial coatings company should take a more advanced approach and we do. Keep everyone breathing easy. Make sure this is at the top of your quality control list.

3. Rely on technology and tools

At Thomas Industrial Coatings, we’ve always worked hard to stay cutting edge with equipment upgrades. Technology has made our work better, safer and much faster. Makes sure the company you hire invests in the best equipment. They need to trust it to do its job and to keep it in good working order. After all, if you take care of your equipment, your equipment will take care of you.

4. Owning is better than renting

Penstock and pipeline coatings are a lot like other jobs in that you need the right tools and you need them at a moment’s notice. At Thomas Industrial Coatings, we believe it’s best to own what you need to complete the job. When it’s yours, it’s always available when and where you need it. If you can’t have what you need, when you need it, compromised timelines are often the result. If at all possible, make sure your subcontractor owns the equipment they need and that they’re not renting it.

5. Do great work

When it comes to penstock and pipeline coatings, it’s all about keeping everyone safe and supplying them with the best tools for the job. If that’s covered, it’s easier to do great work and that’s the ultimate goal. No one can argue with a job well done. Our approach at Thomas Industrial Coatings is to hire the best people, give them the best equipment and keep them safe on the job-site. That delivers the best chance of success on all projects, penstock and pipeline coatings included.

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