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Case Study: Minnich Road Pump Station

2019-06-01T01:28:49-04:00May 29th, 2019|

Case Study: Minnich Road Pump Station When a pump station in Hoagland, Indiana, needed rehabilitation, Commonwealth Engineers INC. reached out to Advanced Rehabilitation Technology for a solution. ART, an OBIC certified installer located in Bryan, Ohio, assessed the pump station and recommended the OBIC Armor lining system to bring the pump station back to optimal performance. Challenge The pump station, located on Minnich Road, had been previously rehabilitated using a different lining system. When the ART crew began working on the pump station, it quickly became apparent that the previous lining system had failed due to improper installation. The previous company had applied the lining to an already degraded surface, which ultimately caused the system to fail. The ART crew now faced the challenge of safely removing the old liner systems, a time-consuming process with numerous safety concerns. The liner came off in piece of varying size, and were brittle with sharp edges. Adding to the difficulty, crew members could not predict where the liner would be adhered and difficult to remove and where it would be loose and quick to break apart. Process Step one: Removing the Failed Liner To remove the failed liner, the ART

In-house chemists ensure quality in even the harshest environments

2019-06-01T01:27:58-04:00March 27th, 2019|

In-house chemists ensure quality in even the harshest environments At OBIC, we recognize that our customers have different needs and challenges. Our lining system must rise to the challenge of rehabilitating and protecting water and wastewater systems in a variety of unique and often harsh environments. Cookie cutter solutions do not always work for every customer. That is why the OBIC manufacturing facility employs 10 in-house chemists who are familiar with OBIC products and customer expectations. These chemists have decades of experience in the polyurethane and polyurea industry, allowing them to expertly evaluate specific application requirements for each customer. Below is an overview of the team’s qualification. Lab and quality manager with 30+ years of experience in the polyurethane and polyurea industry. Lab chemist with 10+ years in polyurethane and polyurea industry. Lab chemist with 4+ years in the polyurethane and polyurea industry. Technical manager with a BS in chemistry and 25+ years in the polyurethane and polyurea industry. Quality control assurance The benefits of having these experienced chemists on staff at our manufacturing facility are numerous. Although most manufacturing facilities do have technical staff members, it is the education and experience that set’s OBIC’s team apart

Advanced polyurea coatings provide solution to aging wastewater infrastructure

2019-06-01T01:26:51-04:00February 8th, 2019|

Advanced polyurea coatings provide solution to aging wastewater infrastructure As much of our nation’s wastewater and sewer infrastructure continues to age, the demand for a high quality, affordable solution to infiltration and corrosion issues is on the rise.  Historically, wastewater structure rehabilitation has been a cumbersome and costly endeavor. Pump station rehabilitation, for example, once required digging up and replacing entire structures. Not only did this disrupt service for long periods of time, it would often result in road closures and safety concerns. Fortunately, advanced polyurea coatings provide a solution to this age-old problem. “Polyurea coatings and liners provide numerous benefits when it comes to the maintenance and repair of wastewater structures,” said Dustin Schlachter, CEO of OBIC. “The coatings are spray applied, which means they can be used on any configuration, and they are flexible enough to withstand the demands of the host structure. Perhaps the most significant benefit is that these polyurea coatings require minimal downtime. They are installed quickly and are well suited to withstand the abuse of wastewater system corrosion.” OBIC in action – wet well pump station rehabilitation Recently, OBIC products were used to rehabilitate an aging wet well pump station that

The OBIC advantage shared with customers

2019-06-01T01:25:56-04:00December 11th, 2018|

The OBIC advantage shared with customers Across the country, businesses in the water and wastewater systems maintenance industry are making the decision to install OBIC products. Backed by a team of chemists, and supported by third party, independent testing, OBIC products offer a competitive advantage that is unmatched in the industry. Of course, nothing speaks louder than the testimonial of a satisfied customer. Recently, OBIC’s flagship installer, Advanced Rehabilitation Technology explained to their customers why they have chosen to make the switch to OBIC products. We thought the letter said it best, and have shared it letter below. Dear Customer: We are excited to announce that Advanced Rehabilitation Technology has made a change to the products that we install, and are sending this letter to inform you of how this change will benefit all of our current and future customers. Advanced Rehabilitation Technology is proud to have become a certified installer of OBIC products. OBIC is a new product line produced by one of the leading polymer manufacturers in the country. This manufacturer has 20 years of experience working with polymer products, and is dedicated to constant innovation and improvement. As an added benefit, OBIC products

OBIC products offer environmentally friendly solutions that meet the demands of the Severe Wastewater Analysis Test

2019-06-01T01:25:00-04:00December 10th, 2018|

OBIC products offer environmentally friendly solutions that meet the demands of the Severe Wastewater Analysis Test Conservation strategies create new challenges for wastewater systems Eco-friendly products and services with a focus on conserving our natural resources are an emerging trend across the world. The water and wastewater industries are no exception to this global trend. Conservations strategies that have been implemented to protect vital groundwater reservoir supplies have proven beneficial, however, they are not without their challenges. The old joke – “the solution to pollution is dilution” actually helps to explain what is happening. Reduced flow results in increased holding time in the collection system. This leads to increased microbial action, and therefore enhances corrosive activity. High-performance protective coatings rise to the challenge As a cost-effective solution to water and wastewater rehabilitation, high-performance, spray applied coating systems were developed. A long-held belief was that these coatings, although affordable, could not hold up to the severe environment of wastewater collection systems. As a result of advancements in technology along with extensive research and testing, that belief has proven to be outdated and inaccurate. For example, OBIC’s spray applied protective coatings have not only proven to withstand the challenges of