Pipe and Pump Questions Answered
If you're in the Southwestern US, you're probably living in a desert. But it may not appear that way when you look out your window. That's because a vast network of pipe delivering water have enabled towns and cities to grow where there was once arid land. At Goodwest Linings & Coatings, our key mission is to engineer and apply protective coatings to the pipe network so it lasts for generations.
Goodwest has provided lining and coating services to the pipe and pump market for more than 50 years. We understand this business and can execute on the demanding service levels that are required. We've earned a reputation for project management, great service, and timeliness. We've developed a niche for high quality on fittings and specialty configurations, and efficiently process small and large diameter straight runs too.
Goodwest's Estimator, Steve Sorenson, is a key player in every pipe and pump job. We asked Steve a few questions about the business:
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Since the coating is one of the last steps in a pipe and pump project, we're often asked to help make up for all of the previous delays in the project. It's important to understand the pressures each party is facing. If the contractors are ready to put pipe in the ground and the pipe isn't ready, XYZ Contractor is losing money.
Our team is experienced, and does everything in its power to help on the schedule side while not sacrificing quality. We love hearing, “Thanks, Goodwest really saved the day for us.”
There are a lot of factors this depends on: coating type and thickness, weld condition, damage during installation, and soil types. The best linings and coatings may last more than 30 years before steel corrosion starts. Steel corrosion to the point where the pipe isn't useful can take another 50+ years.
We can work our magic on most of them, but sometimes it is too corroded to be cost effective. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that comes in our shop. Our customers are always impressed when they see their old, corroded systems returned to them in peak condition and for much cheaper than buying new equipment. Goodwest embraces the material technology that allows for this.
Just as we understand the importance of being flexible with lead times, we realize the importance of getting competitive quotes out in a timely manner. We've partnered with Southern California pipe fabricators and distributors in going after this market.
Have a pipe or pump coating project? Give Steve a call. He'll be happy to answer your questions or provide an estimate.
Los Angeles DWP Sets the Standard for Inspections
Anyone who has worked with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) knows their engineering, testing, and quality control is second to none.
The rest of the nation's water agencies follow in their footsteps when specifying construction of water infrastructure. The LADWP quality inspectors are renowned for watching every detail to ensure their extensive specifications are met, including the coatings application process.
This is great for the people of Los Angeles, and also for coatings companies who can perform to the highest standards. Goodwest Linings & Coatings has worked with LADWP for more than a decade. Many customers recognize Goodwest as the go-to company for jobs just like this; ones with detailed specs and extremely tight quality inspection.
Goodwest's Quality Control Manager is NACE level 3 certified, the highest NACE inspector certification available. We also recently earned an SSPC QP3 Certification.
This nationally recognized certification shows that Goodwest has proficient management procedures, technical capabilities, quality control and HSE compliance.
When coating water infrastructure, it's all about attention to detail. Protect your assets by working with a lining and coating company whose track record and performance screams, "We are obsessed with quality!
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