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JPCL August 2007

JPCL August 2007

In This Issue...

Effective Contract Administration: Contract Expectations:

by Joseph Brandon and Michael Damiano

In the second article in their series on quality, the authors describe appropriate expectations that facility owners should have for contractors certified to a quality management system.

From New Construction through Plant Operation: An Overview of Protecting Chemical Plants

by Luke Clarke

This article illustrates the main types of corrosion found on the exterior surfaces of chemical plants, and it discusses coating selection for carbon steel from the perspectives of new construction as well as maintenance.

Lining Secondary Containment: It’s in the Details

by Technology Publishing

Sometimes it’s the details that make the big things work—such as grinding key-in termination details all around a new secondary containment pad and applying the lining in the evening.

News: Associations - PRA Issues Call for Papers,Will Hold Networking Event

by Technology Publishing

The Paint Research Association (PRA; Middlesex, UK) has invited all interested parties to submit papers for presentation at the 2nd International Waterborne & High Solids Coatings Conference, to be held at the Royal Crown Hotel, Brussels, March 11–12, 2008.

News: Companies - Industry Vets Form Surface Prep Equipment Company

by Technology Publishing

Nancy Donahue Pescinski, Chris McNamara, and Mike Hogue have formed a new company, Rapid Prep LLC, a full-service provider of industrial equipment for the surface preparation markets. These services include sales, rental, start up, and spare parts. The primary markets Rapid Prep serves are marine, concrete, offshore, bridge, and the power industry. The company was formed on September 1, 2006.

News: Products - Lightweight Spray Gun Handles High-Pressure Applications

by Technology Publishing

Graco Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a lightweight airless spray gun, the XTR-5, that the company says is designed specifically for highpressure applications—handling extreme pressures up to 5,000 psi (345 bar) and spraying a range of materials.

Problem Solving Forum: On Water Quality for UHP Water Jetting

by Identified within article

Water jetting is becoming an acceptable and many times preferable method of surface preparation and is displacing abrasive blasting on many projects. Water jetting provides many benefits over abrasive blasting, including lower overall project cost, less environmental impact, and the ability for other trades to work side by side with the water jetting operation.

Project Preview: Wisconsin DOT Awards Mississippi River Bridge Rehabilitation

by Brian Churray

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded a contract of $7,248,712.54 to Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. (Plain,WI) to rehabilitate two bridges over the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien.

Research News: Qualification of Paint Systems after UHP Water Jetting and Understanding the Phenonemon of “Blocking” of Flash Rusting

by Philippe Le Calve

Author Philippe Le Calve reports on phase 3 of a study of caoted test panels after the use of UHP water jetting.

SSPC News: Five Companies Host SSPC Training

by Technology Publishing

Five companies recently hosted SSPC training courses at their facilities, allowing a combined total of 79 students to advance their coatings education

SSPC Tips: Preventing Joint Failure in Secondary Containment

by Technology Publishing

Any protective coating system that is applied to a secondary containment concrete structure depends on the concrete for its structural integrity. Details concerning the design of secondary containment concrete structures are beyond the scope of this article and are addressed in numerous ACI reports, including ACI 302.1R, Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction; ACI 350R, Code Requirements for Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures; and ACI 350.2R, Concrete Stuctures for Containment of Hazardous Materials.

Too Young to Retire - 60-Year-Old Concrete Water Tank Re-lined, Rehabbed, and Returned to Service

by Joe Haydu

This photo essay shows the steps taken to re-line, rehabilitate, and return a 60-year-old concrete water tank to service.

Top of the News: WJTA Conference and Expo Jets into Houston

by Technology Publishing

The Water Jet Technology Association (WJTA) will hold the 2007 American WJTA Conference and Expo at the Marriott Houston Westchase in Houston, TX, on August 19–21, 2007. The intended audience for the event includes those involved in high-pressure water jetting for cleaning and surface preparation; vacuuming/air moving for industrial cleanup and recovery; and water blasting and cutting.


Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Best In Class Just Got Better. Technologically Intelligent And Robust. Marvelous Design And Durability. An Earth-Shattering Revolution In Coating Inspection.

Carboline Company
We have the solution

We are a global leader in coatings, linings, and fireproofing. We have the right people, right products, and right locations.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

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