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Tarsco has served industrial clients over 30 years specializing in engineering, manufacturing, and construction of customized, aboveground welded storage tank systems. Tarsco provides the highest level of safety, quality, and on-time performance in every aspect of a project. With global operations, Tarsco is well positioned to deliver unsurpassed service to our domestic and international clients.

Tarsco's professional management team offers a single source of contact to ensure their project is successful by being on schedule and on budget. Stringent Health, Safety, and Environmental policies are a major factor in the success of our projects. Tarsco's goal is to achieve zero incidents with no time away from the project, and this is accomplished by adhering to HS&E policies, in-depth training, and holding everyone accountable for safety. The result is a safer workplace for all as we strive to exceed our clients' expectations.

 

Why employ Tarsco?

  • Welded storage tank systems with proven expertise in turnkey terminal and large scale projects
  • Tank fabrication and construction
  • Tank repair and maintenance
  • Tank Insulation
  • Full service contractor
  • Service throughout the Western Hemisphere



 

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Blastech certifies as specified in M-1003

Blastech is proud to announce that they have completed the comprehensive compliance audit and have met the requirements of the Association of the American Railroads (AAR) Quality Assurance Program as specified in M-1003. With over 30 years of experience in protective coating and rubber lining applications, the Blastech facility had undergone a major expansion in 2015 to meet the industry demand for interior coating and lining of steel tank cars.

We encourage railcar owners to visit our facility, where our team can provide a detailed explanation of our capabilities and offer insight on how we can help you maintain your fleet.

 

 
 

Our rail certification covers the following services:

  • B24 Repair of tank cars
  • C6 Removal and replacement of tank car service equipment (including changing of gaskets)
  • C7 Removal of interior linings and coatings in tank cars
  • C8 Installation of interior linings and coatings in tank cars
  • C9 Qualification of interior linings and coatings in tank cars
  • C10 Repair of interior linings and coatings in tank cars
  • C11 Inspection of interior linings and coatings in tank cars
 

Protecting investments with high performance coatings

Blastech is a custom industrial coating applicator based in Brantford, Ontario that specializes in the application of high performance coating systems. We are experts in metalizing (thermal spray coating/TSC) and liquid coating applications, including zinc, epoxy, polyurethane and polysiloxane. Typical processing involves components such as structural steel, custom fabrications, tanks, vessels, ducts, panels, plate and pipe; however, we have the capability to process virtually anything.

Blastech has provided corrosion protection for mining, oil, gas industries for 25 years. Presently, many of these industries are booming in Ontario with large scale pipe line projects and wind energy projects popping up all over Canada. You can be confident your project is in good hands as we are an approved applicator for General Electric (GE), Siemens , TransCanada Pipelines (TCPL), Enbridge and Ontario Power Generation (OPG). BLASTECH has become an industry leader in surface preparation and coating application by enforcing strict quality assurance through our policies in accordance with NACE and SSPC. Surface preparation is typically performed by sandblasting or use of other materials such as steel grit or shot, aluminum oxide, garnet, glass beads or other non-metallic abrasives if requested. Once the blasted surface is inspected and approved, the industrial coating system is applied. Coating systems vary from a simple alkyd primer to standard zinc, epoxy , polyurethane systems to complex metallic fluoropolymer systems. Each project receives documentation signed by a NACE level 3 inspector which is stored and readily available in Blastech's database.

Our project management team is continually improving our techniques and tailoring our process to achieve results that exceed customer expectations. We strive to build long-term relationships with each customer based on accurate scheduling, in-depth quality assurance and competitive pricing.

Why Employ Blastech?

  • Largest industrial coating applicator facility in Canada
  • Quality assured by NACE & SSPC certified personnel
  • Complete project management
  • 25 years of expert skill in the abrasive blasting & coating industry

Industries We Serve

  • Pipeline
  • Terminals
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Electric Power
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Metals & Minerals
  • Chemical Processing
  • Production
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Rail

Our Services Include

  • Scheduling
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating applications
  • Stenciling if required
  • Detailed QA reports
  • 3rd Party QA coordination
  • Project specific packaging
  • Freight

Tarsco is a member of the TF Warren Group of Companies, having served industrial clients over 30 years. We offer engineering, manufacturing, fabrication and construction of customized, aboveground bolted and welded storage tank systems. Tarsco provides the highest level of safety, quality, and on-time performance in every aspect of a project.

With operations located throughout the Western Hemisphere, Tarsco is well positioned to deliver unsurpassed service to our domestic and international clients.

We provide these services throughout the Western Hemisphere using our engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction (EPFC) approach. With the expertise of our professional management teams, we offer our customers a single source of contact to ensure their project is successful by being on schedule and on budget.

Stringent Health, Safety, and Environmental policies are a major factor in the success of our projects. Tarsco's goal is to achieve zero incidents with no time away from the project, and we do this by adhering to HS&E policies, in-depth training, and holding everyone accountable for safety. The result is a safer workplace for all.

 

Why employ Tarsco?

  • Bolted and welded storage tank systems with proven expertise in turnkey terminal and large scale projects
  • Tank fabrication and construction
  • Tank repair and maintenance
  • Tank Insulation
  • Full service contractor
  • Service throughout the Western Hemisphere

Blastech Mobile Division of the T F Warren Group has the most advanced plate processing operation currently available in North America.

Coupled with our Total Plate Processing facility and our Premium Plate business unit we are able to offer customer procured, hot rolled carbon steel plates directly through our partner SSAB who produce the high quality hot rolled carbon steel plate at their mill on the same site. We also process customers supplied steel plates.

The entire facility is ISO 9001 certified and all tasks are carried out with safety and quality as our highest priority.

From our Mobile Alabama site, we are able to offer the following services:

  1. Steel plate blast and primed with globally recognized inorganic weldable primers. (See REDI-PLATE for details)
  2. Steel plates primed on one side with conventional high film primers typically organic and Inorganic zinc primer at thickness up to 4 mils and other high build technologies up to 6 mils dry film thickness. (See technical data sheet for details)
  3. Steel plates which are blasted and then preserved with our unique clear transparent oil free chemical treatment which will preserve the condition of the surface in interior environments. (See CPP treatment for details)

Following the coating we are able to cut, burn, roll and bevel the plates to our customer’s drawings and specifications at our adjoining Total Plate processing shop.

The processed material can be transported by truck or rail directly to the customer’s destination for immediate use.



 

REDI-PLATE™

As coating professionals Blastech developed the REDI-PLATE™ Process to ensure that every facet of the plate coating process was carried out to the highest global standards.

Plates incoming to the facility are checked for conformity to bills of lading, on approval each plate is entered into the custom built Blastlogix data management system where they permanently reside.

As plates are loaded onto the conveyor they are examined for surface contaminants and if present removed to meet SSPC SP 10 NACE 2 Surface Preparation Specification.

The plate enters an enclosure where both top and bottom surfaces are simultaneously impinged with a mixture of steel grit and shot to both remove the mill scale and impart a dense sharp profile that will support the adhesion of the coatings that are required to protect the steel from corrosion.

The plates are then heated to ensure drying times.

After blast cleaning the plate are examined for quality and major surface defects and to ensure steel is free from dust. Following which they are checked for the important blast profile. This data is recorded in the Blastlogix system.

Next stage is to apply the special inorganic coating uniquely formulated to be safely welded without noxious fumes and good weld quality.

The special application equipment is custom built to Blastech’s specifications. The reciprocating spray guns are calibrated to ensure the industry agreed standard dry film thickness of 0.6 – 0.8 mils (15 – 18 microns) is evenly applied over the entire surface. Dry Film Thickness is verified by attaching smooth panels to both sides of the plate on entry to the coating module then measured after drying. The panel are retained and measurements are recorded in the Blastlogix data base. We retain independent reports for each and every plate we process in our data bass for both commercial and technical issues that may arise in the future.

After coating the information entered into Blastlogix at the start of the process, the plate is re-identified using a state-of-the-art UV cured ink marker with all traceability components the plates are re marked with the original markings plus any other information required by our clients before entering a drying tunnel to ensure that no damage occurs when lifting by magnets into positions for intermediate storage prior to order assembly and loading.

We have recently extended our REDI-PLATE™ process to comply with industry demands for the application of high build coatings to the top (exterior) surfaces of the plates.

After the abrasive cleaning to specification and before entering the coating module we create a nominal 4” bare area around the plate to facilitate later processing such as burning and welding.

In the coating module we apply the specified coating to the thickness required. Dry Film Thicknesses are verified and recorded.in our Blastlogix plate management system.

The plates are carefully stored with airspaces to allow for curing to ensure that shipping damage is minimized.

After curing the plates are shipped by truck or rail.

 

Benefits of REDI-PLATE™

  • Process is carried out in custom built controlled industrial environment.
  • Plate surface is inspected providing major defect free steel is delivered to job site.
  • Provides specified profile for application of weldable primer and subsequent costs, saving cost of post-fabrication blasting.
  • Improved coating system performance.
  • Reduces corrosion rate prior to finishing.
  • Saves the cost of weld splatter removal.
  • Minimizes cost of surface preparation after fabrication.
  • Potential for reduction of incoming inspection costs.
  • After suitable preparation virtually type of protective coating can be directly applied.

Clear Plate Preservative (CPP)

The process follows the identical method used for REDI-PLATE™ until the plates reach the coating stage and at that time after inspection the freshly blasted steel is treated with a special oil free preservative in order to retain the surface preparation.

After treatment the plates are remarked using the Blastlogic data.

The plates are then conveyed to the unloading position via a heated tunnel.

 

Benefits of CPP

  • The process is carried out in custom built controlled industrial environment.
  • The plate surface is inspected to ensure no major steel defects are shipped.
  • The processed plate can be processed as clean steel including high speed welding, laser cutting etc.
  • As the processed plates are only suitable for brief periods of exterior weather exposure transportation requires that the loads are fully protected. However, they may be stored indoors for up to year.
  • The plates may be coated after process with a large variety of industrial coatings including powders however confirming tests should be carried out to verify compatibility.

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