TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Northern Natural Gas to complete painting on their pipes. TMI first protected equipment around the area to prevent damage during surface preparation and painting. TMI then had to comply with environmental and OSHA requirement because the existing paint may have been lead-based paint. TMI placed ground covers and contained areas that were to be sandblasted. TMI then sandblasted piping to SSPC-SP10 Near White Blast, applied one full coat of rust-inhibitive epoxy primer as recommended by manufacturer and installed an intermediate coat to all primed surfaces, then applied a top coat of a gloss coating material in accordance with owners color scheme. High temperature paint coatings were used where specified. Nearly a $1,000,000 worth of sandblasting and painting was completed at numerous compressor stations and town border stations by for Northern Natural Gas.