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TMI Coatings

Power/Utilities

Whether fossil fuel, hydro, biomass, or ethanol power generation plant, TMI Coatings provides industrial sandblasting, painting, and coating services. Our workforce can complete projects within critical shutdown periods to accommodate your schedule.

One major convenience to our customers is the ability to complete several types of work utilizing our own crews, allowing one primary point of contact and the ability for multiple crews to work together seamlessly.

Below is a list of additional scopes of work completed within the power/utilities industry.

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Filtration Plant Interior Painting Project

Overview: Filtration Plant, 90 W Tyrone St. Le Center, MN Contact: Pat Kaderlik Scope: Interior Wall & Structural Painting TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) undertook a comprehensive interior painting project at the Le Center WTP Filtration Plant in many rooms simultaneously. The project involved meticulous preparation, the use of quality coatings, and adherence to safety measures. …

100% Solids Tank Lining with Tnemec

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is a specialty coatings contractor with the experience, knowledge, and equipment to produce quality results in multiple industries and applications. This project highlights TMI’s expertise in sandblasting, inspection, and coatings. It showcases our proficiency in applying specialty coatings such as Tnemec FC-22, a 100% solids epoxy designed to protect concrete and steel…

Lining Above-Ground Digestors for Global Gas Company

In the fall of 2022, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was called to a farm in Northwest IA. One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies was installing new above-ground digestors to hold cow manure. The general contractor needed help with keeping water in the tanks. The tanks must pass their 14-day water hold test…

Tank Coating for Clark Community Oil

In 2023, TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted by Clark Community Oil to paint numerous fuel oil tanks at two South Dakota facilities.  Several of the oil tanks had grime and mildew built up due to years of fuel spills, whereas the other tanks had peeling paint and corrosion present. TMI’s expertise came into action…

Temporary Construction Heat for Outdoor Containment Coating

Cold temperatures limit contractors’ abilities to apply protective coatings. In late fall of 2022, a biodiesel manufacturer needed TMI Coatings, Inc.’s (TMI) assistance lining an outdoor 35% hydrochloric containment dike. TMI worked with Dow Chemical technical support to confirm that vinyl ester FIBERLIFE is suitable for splash, spill, and short-term acid immersion. However, the protective…

Potable Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation

The City of Brush! in Colorado had seen significant corrosion in the interior and exterior of their 2.3 MG potable water storage tank. Every steel structure experiences corrosion. It is what you do to restore them that determines the safety, longevity, and effectiveness of your facilities. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) is driven by our endless…

Steel Tank Restoration in Brush, Colorado

The City of Brush, Colorado had seen significant corrosion on the interior and exterior of their 2.3 MG potable water storage tank which called for a complete tank restoration project. Some of the defects included deformities in the steel that needed welding to repair. Corrections were competed to the surface of the tank to ensure…

Tank Inspection by TMI Coatings, Inc.

Corrosion may set in slowly, but it requires knowledge and maintenance to keep a structure standing, which is why a tank inspection is necessary. A historic, 100-year-old water tower in Elk River, Minnesota is a perfect example of this. This century old water tower built up a considerable amount of corrosion in its four legs…

Wet Well Lining Project for Utility Supplier

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was recently contracted to line the interior of a concrete wet well for a large utility supplier through a general contractor. The large utility supplier has used TMI numerous times on a variety of different projects, which include containment dike coating, tank linings, and floor coating. Procedure: TMI performed confined space…

Power Plant Needs Acid Containment Interior Lining

An old coal burning power plant converted to gas-fired burners years ago, a difficult construction feat because of the new equipment such as gas piping needing to be built around the existing structures in the plant. The power plant maintenance mechanic asked TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to return for another construction project at the plant.…

Lead Abatement for Northern Natural Gas a Berkshire Hathaway company

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed another lead abatement project for Northern Natural Gas.  The existing coating on the large compressor units contained trace amounts of lead-based coating.  TMI’s crew members employed all necessary PPE and took caution during the removal of the loose and flaking existing hazardous coating material.  All lead paint chips were properly…

Northern Natural Gas Pipe Painting Project

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) contracted with Northern Natural Gas company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, to sandblast and coat several miles of piping at several districts in Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa.  No project is too large for TMI Coatings. Procedure: TMI protected the ground during surface preparation to collect spent abrasive and…

Flint Hills Resources Containment Dikes

Flint Hills Resources a producer of a diverse range of fuels, and ingredient products for many household goods requested TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to line the interior of their concrete containment dikes.  The containment dikes needed a lining system that would withstand oil, caustic soda, diesel #2, HCL, Jet A fuel oil and an emulsifier/water…

Sandblasting

In preparation for sandblasting at a metal coater facility in Ohio, TMI Coatings poly covered to protect vulnerable equipment from sandblast sand dust. Negative air was also implemented.  

Montana Energy Facility

A Montana energy facility requested TMI Coatings to sandblast, prime, and coat steel screens at River Station.  TMI first contained the large screen to reduce the risk of abrasive and coating material drifting.  The screen was then SSPC-SP10 Near White Metal Blasted and primed with Tnemec Zinc Series 90-97.  After priming, large pits and voids…

Sandblast and Coating Fans

A Montana power plant contracted with TMI Coating to sandblast and coat several ID fans.  TMI sandblasted removing old thick film tank lining and preparing metal to a Near White Metal Blast.  TMI then applied Dudick Primer 27 and vinyl ester flake filled top coat Protecto-Coat 800AR to restore the structure and protect from further…

Fireproofing a Senior Living Facility

Is your facility challenged with ongoing fireproofing requirements?  TMI Coatings has successfully completed many large-scale fireproofing projects. The most recent project required spray-applied fireproofing to over 6,500 sq. ft. of I-beams and columns in a new senior living facility.  The fireproofing product was a durable gypsum-based wet mix commercial spray-applied fire-resistant material designed to provide…

Lead Paint Removal In The Winter

How can a company plan an outdoor painting project for a shutdown in the middle of the winter?  TMI Coatings’ personnel worked with multiple coating manufacturers in choosing a suitable coating for steel and concrete substrates that can cure down to 0°F.  The project in question was an unheated building around a large conveyor structure. …

Lining Wastewater Pits at Biofuel Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was contracted to line wastewater pits and containment areas for a biofuel production facility. The pits were originally lined with a rubber membrane that had failed. It had developed punctures that could allow chemicals to seep out of the containment area. The customer needed TMI to resolve this issue. Our team’s…

Fertilizer Tower Painting By TMI

Fertilizer is very corrosive to carbon steel and can cause rusting to develop earlier than is expected.  TMI Coatings painted and treated a fertilizer tower by thoroughly high pressure washing with a neutralizer to remove all containments and all loose, delaminating paint.  TMI then further mechanically abraded rusted areas to prepare for new coating adhesion;…

Painting Fuel Oil Tanks in LA

TMI Coatings was selected to prepare the surface and coat the exterior of (14) horizontal storage tanks including ancillary piping, valves, pumps, fuel skid equipment, etc. The tanks sizes were from 12,000 to 30,000 gallon capacity. The scope of work consisted of SSPC-SP2 hand tool cleaning, SSPC-SP3 power tool clean, SSPC-SP12/NACE 5 surface preparation by…

TMI Coatings Applies Zinc To Sandblasted Surface

TMI Coatings applying zinc to sandblasted surface on a large tank, 170′ diameter in the central U.S.  

Epoxy Sealer/Dustproofer Floor Coating

TMI Coatings removed existing peeling and flaking paint from the floor of a power generation plant in Fridley, Minnesota. TMI then applied an epoxy sealer/dustproofer to keep the dust to a minimum and help keep the floor clean. TMI was able to complete this project on short notice and during weekend hours. The site contact…

Containment Dike Lining & Repairs

A natural gas company in Kansas contracted TMI Coatings to repair cracks and line the interior of a concrete containment dike. The containment dike was 55’ long x 20’ wide including up the walls 3’. TMI mechanically abraded the walls and floor by shotblasting and grinding with hand-held grinders. TMI then primed the entire area…

TMI Performs Tube Sheet and Water Box Coating

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) was awarded a contract with Colorado Springs Utilities to perform repairs, surface preparation, and coating application to two large condensers at the Martin Drake Power Plant located in Colorado. The tube sheet ends were heavily corroded due to the chemicals used in treating the water. Before surface preparation and coating application,…

CHEM-RESIST Mechanical Room Floor Coating

Gray and yellow CHEM-RESIST floor coating installed by TMI Coatings in a mechanical room.

161′ Tall Monopole Painting Project

An information technology company hired TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to complete a 161’ tall monopole painting project. The monopole is utilized for communication transfer by the technology company. Their tower needed to be painted according to specific FAA regulations, including painting four sections of the tower safety orange and three areas aviation white. The company…

Containment Dikes Coated in St. Paul and Houston

TMI installed FIBERLIFE to containment dikes that store harsh chemicals. The customer stated, “The crew worked very well with our coordinator for the execution of this project.” The customer said he will use TMI to install protective coatings at their other locations.

TMI Applies Epoxy Mortar Mixture to Air Handler Units

A Fortune 500 Company was renovating their (5) air handler units in one of their corporate buildings.  The company hired TMI to install liquid applied flooring sloping toward the existing drain in each of the air handler units; if the water does not drain, bacteria and allergens will be pushed throughout the system.  TMI applied an…

Diesel Fuel Tanks Repainted Safely by TMI

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) coated two diesel fuel tanks for a large food company. TMI applied epoxy primer and a quality topcoat to the exterior of the tanks and the piping attached to them. The company was very concerned about our men’s safety while working around the diesel fuel tanks. After submitting our proposal to…

Waterproofing of Electrical Vaults by Epoxy Injection

One of the world’s largest food production companies contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to safely restore and waterproof two underground vaults. These vaults contain valuable electrical equipment that is vital to the day-to-day operation of the food production facilities. Obviously, subjecting electronics to water is quite dangerous, however, TMI’s commitment to working with owners to…

Radiant Barrier Insulation

We have a unique acrylic insulation coating that can be applied like paint and will insulate – yes, insulate – hot piping/tanks/metal structures up to 350 degrees F.  This radiant barrier insulation reflects upwards of 85% of the energy back into the environment. The coating is new on the market.  The technology involves a cross-section…

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