PPG wins coatings award for TVA spillway project

(PITTSBURGH) — PPG announced that three projects finished with PPG protective and marine coatings products were recognized by the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) at its annual Structure Awards ceremony, during the SSPC Annual Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

Restoration of the Fontana Spillway Gates operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) earned the E. Crone Knoy Award, designated for coatings projects that demonstrate excellence in craftsmanship, execution of work, and state-of-the-art techniques and products. PPG supplied a three-part coating system for the project, comprised of Amerlock conventional epoxy, Amerlock epoxy with glass flake and PSX 700 immersion-grade and ultraviolet-resistant (UV-resistant) polysiloxane coatings. This coating system replaced a six-coat paint system, reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) over the prior system by 75 percent while yielding significant cost, time and labor efficiencies. Executed by painting contractor GUBMK of Louisville, Ky., the TVA job required a complex seven-story scaffolding system and completion within a compact four-month time period to accommodate the facility’s low-water season.

PPG also was recognized for restoration of the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster and received the George Campbell Award, which honors difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings projects. PPG and Ahern Painting Contractors were recognized for restoration of the New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow, earning an SSPC Coatings Industry Spirit Award for a project demonstrating extraordinary service that benefits a community or industry.

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By Professional Mariner Staff