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JPCL June 2009

 
JPCL June 2009

A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles County. When the 53,500-square foot west tower needed to be cleaned and painted, Caltrans used a service contract for containment and access and the agency’s in-house paint crew for the rest of the work, saving $700,000. In this article, the author describes the six-month process.


The Economic Stimulus Package of 2009: An Update

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL; and Brian Churray, PaintSquare

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package, titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The article provides background on the Act, with specific focus on the infrastructure on a state-by-state basis; describes coatings work on several projects being funded by ARRA; and reports on a sampling of JPCL readers' expectations about the stimulus package.


   

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com. In surface preparation tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, Sharpshot® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085


CESCO
USED EQUIPMENT SPECIALS

Jet Edge water blast cabinet 1995 Model 36-100, excellent condition
Sponge Jet 240L feed unit with a recycler unit
Hotsy Trailblazer
Schmidt pot, 6 ton with 4 outlets, TVII valves, 12V line with controls, Halo safety loading feature, 4 factory welded post for jumbo sack rack
Contact us: 888-772-3726
BlastandPaint.com


Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210

 
 
 
 
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