The metal underside structure of the portico of the American Airlines Maintenance Facility at the Alliance Airport at Ft. Worth, Texas has presented an ongoing problem for management. When an experienced sales manager for a local Tulsa distributor, was presented with the issue, he promptly recommended the Inland Coatings RC-2000 and RC-2250 products. The distributor has long and extensive experience in solving similarly difficult problems on government and industrial facilities. The sales manager told the American Airlines’ management that the Inland Rubber Coating products feature both excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion. He said his company’s prior experiences with the Inland rubber coatings on similar, difficult applications had achieved excellent, long-term solutions.
The application handled by a large contractor in Tulsa and Dallas, a firm that also has gained extensive experience with Inland products in protecting facilities from extreme environments. As regulations precluded the more common sand or hard abrasive blast methods, the contractor prepared the heavily contaminated surfaces with an environmentally friendly soda blasting process. The 10,000 square feet of the metal underside of the portico were then coated with 200 gallons of Inland’s RC-2000 rubber coating. Additionally, the structural carbon steel support columns received similar treatment, as did the numerous large drain and water pipes running throughout this structure.
Reports back from American Airline’s facility management indicated that they are very impressed with all aspects of this completed application, the quality of the workmanship provided by the contractor and the results achieved with the Inland Coating products.