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JPCL March 2009

 
JPCL March 2009

A Methodology to Evaluate the Relative Performance of Various Coating Systems

by Shuang-Ling Chong, Federal Highway Administration (retired 2007), and Yuan Yao, SES Group & Associates

This article discusses the various accelerated laboratory test methods that have been developed to predict a coating's field performance in a relatively short time.


Application Specialist Training: Workforce Development for the 21st Century

by Pamela Groff, SSPC Technical Materials Development Specialist

The author begins by stating that the average painter is over 50 years old, as of 2006, and not enough new workers are entering the field to replace those retiring. She discusses the programs in place, primarily those of SSPC, to assist in the continued training of the existing workforce.


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Directories/Buying Guides

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: D - I

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: K - M

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: N - R

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: S - W

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: non-US

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: A - C

The 2009 Annual Directory of Painting Contractors lists and describes more than 1600 painting contractor firms primarily from North America but also from countries around the world.


News

Top of the News: Stimulus Bill: $27 billion released for roads, bridges

Stimulus Bill: $27 billion released for roads, bridges


Problem Solving Forum

Problem Solving Forum: Controlling Surface Profile

What are the causes of surface profile exceeding specified ranges, and how can surface profile be controlled so that it meets the spec?


Cases from the F-Files

Cases from the F-Files: Introducing a Series on Analyzing Coating Failure

by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Welcome to the inaugural column in a series on analyzing failures of protective and marine coatings.


Maintenance Tips

Maintenance Tip: Evaluating Techniques for Measuring Applied Film Thickness of Polyurea Elastomeric Systems

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, Primeaux Associates LLC, Elgin, TX and Kelin Bower, PolyVers Internatioanl, Houston, TX

In any coating or lining work, obtaining the specified minimum film thickness or the minimum average film thickness is essential.


News

Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users


Company News: Spider Creates New Sales Position


Product News


Project Preview

Project Preview: Certified Coatings Awarded Lewis and Clark Bridge Painting Project

by Brian Churray, PaintSquare


From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC News: SSPC Honors Five Projects at PACE

SSPC President Bruce Henly presented five 2009 Structure Awards for outstanding coating projects at the 2009 SSPC Annual Meeting and Awards Program, held at PACE 2009 in New Orleans, LA.


   

Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

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


LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces. info@csunitec.com


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Surface Prep Supply
Surface Prep Supply

Blast It! Coat It! We have you covered every step of the way. Supplier of:
• Abrasives
• Equipment
• Accessories
• Protective Coatings
888-331-7737(PREP)


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