Next-Gen Coatings Systems To Meet Surging Demand
The years-long tight supply chain for critical electric distribution equipment like transformers shows no signs of easing. Low inventory of parts, coupled with an aging energy infrastructure, are putting vital systems like hospitals, communications, waste and water and even military bases at risk. While most electrical equipment has a minimum life expectancy of 20 years, many components are expected to survive 50 years or more. Harsh elements can accelerate corrosion and leave sensitive instrumentation vulnerable during storms and compromise its reliability. While many coatings systems are robust enough to pass industry-accepted performance tests, they can sometimes fail in the field because the real-world conditions are often more challenging. For that reason, it is critical to write into the paint specification the tests that most accurately reflect a product’s ability to fulfill a warranty or an expected service life. PPG scientists recently developed the durable, two-coat PPG Coil Primer Powder Topcoat (CPPT) system that increases throughput, makes environmental regulation compliance easier to achieve and adds an extra layer of protection that can extend the lifecycle of the parts.
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