Chet Morrison Contractors Provides Long-Lasting Thermal Sprayed Aluminum Coating Services for Protection of Steel Structures

Coating services are conducted in ISO certified facilities that are
also GE Oil & Gas Qualified

HOUMA, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison) announced it is providing Thermal
Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) coating services in-house at its ISO certified
facilities. TSA coating is a process that uses an energy source to
propel or spray small softened metal particles onto the surface of
another metal or structure.

TSA is a one-coat system that eliminates the need for re-coating, which
saves maintenance time and dollars for your equipment and structures.
The TSA coating is applied on carbon steel and acts as a barrier,
providing sacrificial protection from a variety of elements. For
example, in seawater, aluminum has a low self-corrosion rate and is also
anodic to carbon steel. Because the galvanic potential of aluminum is
more active than carbon steel, TSA acts as an anode and provides a
substantial level of cathodic protection (CP).

Morrison’s team is using TSA on the new Canopy
of Peace at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans
. The 825-ton
canopy exceeds American Society of Civil Engineers safety standards and
will be able withstand the most extreme tropical storm winds, in part
due to the use of TSA coating.

Some of the top reasons why Morrison’s clients choose TSA coating are
because it:

  • Provides the best long-term corrosion protection available today,
    working as a sacrificial anode
  • Is cost effective, eliminating re-coats
  • Is extremely efficient – there is little to no drying/curing time;
    materials can be handled almost immediately after application
  • Has excellent UV resistance

Morrison uses wire arc spray technology for its TSA services. The wire
arc technology consistently atomizes the coating with high bond
strengths and the highest deposition rates of any thermal spray method.
The method can be easily conducted on scaffolding at extended heights
and in smaller quarters.

“TSA is an extremely efficient and durable solution for long-term
corrosion control and protection,” said John DeBlieux, vice president of
Morrison’s Deepwater Riser Services. “We are proud to provide our
clients with the benefits of TSA, including significant life improvement
over conventional barrier coatings, minimum need for maintenance and
cost efficiency.”


Chet Morrison Contractors is an energy infrastructure company that
provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services across
the globe. With over 35 years of experience, domestic and international
facilities and a wide range of specialized resources, the company prides
itself on providing creative alternatives and value-added solutions to
every project, both onshore and offshore. The company adheres to the
highest standards for quality and safety with uncompromising regard for
the environment. For more information, visit:


Jacqueline Chen Valencia, 469-540-1151
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