Power Plant Painting
Most painting contractors don’t have what it takes to keep up with paint maintenance in power plants. Between the safety requirements, certifications, rigorous training, and significant insurance, it can be a lot for most contractors to keep up with. Luckily, Vulcan Painters has all of that covered and more!
Full-Service Power Sector Coating
For many years, our customers in the power generation industry have trusted our skills and experience for their industrial painting needs. Our qualified painting team can operate during both planned and unplanned outages, depending on what your power plant needs to fit your timeline. We will do what it takes to meet the scheduling needs of your industrial facility, just as we’ve done with all of our power generation customers.
Maintain Equipment and Structures
It’s no secret that the equipment and structures in power plants are exposed to a variety of harsh conditions. These conditions often cause different kinds of corrosion, which requires regular maintenance. Corrosion within power plants results in expensive repairs, extended maintenance periods, material waste, diminished performance, and, if neglected, potential system failures.
Different Kinds of Power Plant Corrosion
- Erosion: The wearing away of a surface's protective coating caused by a combination of high fluid surface velocities and a harsh chemical environment.
- Galvanic corrosion: When two different metals come into contact with each other and promote corrosion by creating an electrical reaction.
- Hot corrosion: When corrosion accelerates because of salt contaminant present. These contaminants form molten deposits, damaging the protective surface oxides.
- Oxide corrosion: When lagging isn't correctly installed, or protective surface coatings fail or are never applied, oxygen molecules dissolving in water create an electromechanical process on metal surfaces.
Not every area of a power plant is susceptible to corrosion. However, there are a few danger zones that are more high risk than others.
Danger Zones for Power Plant Corrosion
- Areas containing demineralized water
- Boiler tubes
- Bypass ducts
- Collection sumps
- Flue inlet gas ducts
- Fuel handling areas
- Hot and cold piping systems
- Scrubber outlet ducts and modules
- Stack liners
- Welding seams
There’s no project too large for our experienced team. Allow us to help you protect your facility through regular industrial painting coatings. Not only will this protect your equipment, like stacks, but it will also help cut down on the required maintenance needed.
As we said before, our team has experience working during both planned and unplanned outages in power plants. That experience extends to plant expansions as well. When your power plant has an expansion project underway, you can trust our team to expertly maneuver in confined workspaces, lead abatement, scaffolding and containment, and more!
Below is a list of other services that we’ve provided our happy customers in the past.
- Stacks (high heat)
- Overhead cranes
- Turbine room refurbishment
- Flue-Gas Desulphurization (FGD)
- Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)
- Deaerator units
- Combustion Turbines (CT’s)
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Secondary containment
- Concrete spillways
- Coal conveyors
At Vulcan Painters, we take power plant painting seriously. Our quality policy is to provide coating, lining, and associated value-added services to our customers’ facilities with a focus on customer satisfaction in every project. With our commitment to quality, we are also proudly certified in Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Quality Program certifications, including QP 1, QP 2, QP 3, QP 8, QP 9, and QS 1.
One of our most important core values here at Vulcan Painters is safety. We strive to provide our employees with a safe and healthy work environment. Our customers can rest assured that our safety requirements will meet or exceed their own. We ensure that our industry-leading safety standards are met with the implementation of a few different measures. At Vulcan Painters, we value safety and are dedicated to establishing best practices to ensure the implementation of industry-wide safety standards.
We have a full-time staff whose sole responsibility is to keep us accountable and honor our commitment to the safety of our employees and the quality of our work. With the help of this director, we constantly evaluate and improve our safety and quality measures based on the most up-to-date data.
With extensive in-house training, skill, and career development, we strive to meet our goal of having 100% of our employees trained to work safely with the highest degree of craftsmanship.
Training is the cornerstone of our safety goals. It doesn’t matter what role our employees have—field painter, forklift driver, etc.—they are required to complete regular safety and skills training with refresher courses every year.
We’re partnered with numerous respected associations to discuss and share the newest trends in the industry. Here, we keep up with the latest innovations, new products, and most recent legislation affecting our industry.
As industry leaders, we even share our own innovations and ideas in these groups by presenting papers, giving workshops, and serving on committees that set industry standards. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best experts in the business.
Have you ever been unsure about the quality of industrial painting service your power plant facility will receive from Vulcan Painters? Then, hopefully, our extensive certifications will help you better understand our commitment to providing top-notch services.
Vulcan Painters became the first industrial coatings contractor to hold six Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Quality Program certifications. This means that we’ve demonstrated industry-leading competence in all of these areas of coating application, including QP 1, QP 2, QP 3, QP 8, QP 9, and QS 1. Learn more about the SSPC Painting Contractor Certification Program and how it can help you reduce your risk when hiring a coatings company like Vulcan Painters.
We have also been an ISO 9001-certified company since 2000. If your hydroelectric power or dam facility has put in the work to achieve an ISO standard, then you know the emphasis on quality and the work required to reach that level. Put our ISO-registered company to work on your power plant facility’s project today.
Contact Us Today
Just look at our past projects and contact our previous customers. Our work has taken us all over the Southeast, and we’ve experienced every kind of painting project. No power plant project is too big or too small and beyond for our team of industrial painting experts.
If you have any questions about what Vulcan Painters can do for your power plant painting project, contact us today. You can give us a call or fill out the form on our website to contact us. If you’re ready to get started by requesting a quote for a specific project, let us know here.