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JPCL September 2009

JPCL September 2009

Disbondments of Pipeline Coatings and Their Effects on Corrosion Risks

by D. Melot, G. Paugam, and M. Roche, Total SA, France

This article updates and completes information on recent cases of pipeline coating failures presented at the 16th International Confrence on Pipeline Protection. It also summarizes the results of laboratory test programs intended to explain these coating failures.

Preparing Repair Mortars for Wastewater Service: Broom Finish or Blasted Surface?

by Vaughn O'Dea and Rick Schwab, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors summarize the results of an investigation to qualitatively assess adhesion of a protective lining when applied to a broom-finished surface versus a mechanically-profiled concrete surface

The Basics of Deteriorating Concrete at Wastewater Plants: Tips on Causes, Repair, and Resources

by Heather Bayne, SSPC

This article reviews aggressive exporsures within wastewater facilities; degradation of a structure; diagnosis of a corrosion problem; repair; and prevention of corrosion



SSPC News: SSPC Training Spans the Globe

Letters to the Editor: On Units for Measuring Chloride Contamination


Company News


Product News

Project Preview

Top of the News

Costello promoted at International; Clemco's Dave Hansel dies

Problem Solving Forum

Problem Solving Forum: How to Set Up Ventilation in Confined Spaces

How do you set up ventilation equipment for worker protection where access is difficult, such as manholes?

Cases from the F-Files

The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Case History

Case History: Custom Platform Was Key in Lining Power Plant Stack

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


Association News

WEFTEC Celebrates Its 82nd Year in Orlando


Environmental Controls
Equipment & Service

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Call: 866-379-2600

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

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

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.

Safety Lamp of Houston, Inc.
Wet & hazardous area lighting solutions from SAFETY LAMP of Houston

New WOLF LED and fluorescent lights are now available, including low voltage tank lighting kits.
Call: (281) 964-1019.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

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