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JPCL November 2009

JPCL November 2009

Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 3: Results of the Laboratory Investigations

by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 3 of a three-part series, the authors report on corrosive stress on offshore wind towers. Laboratory investigations of several coatings for wind towers are discussed and compared with site testing of the same coatings.

PACE Moves West for 2010

PACE 2010 will take place February 7-10, 2010, in Phoenix, AZ. Get a head start this month with SSPC course previews and a list of exhibitor descriptions known to JPCL at press time. Stay tuned for the full PACE preview in the December 2009 issue.

Test Method for the Estimation of the IMO PSPC "Walk-On Time" for Ballast Tank Coatings

by Serafin Barreiro, Hempel A/S, Kgs.

The author reports on a laboratory study intended to devise an appropriate test method to determine the walk-on time for several ballast tank coatings. The study came in response to the International Maritime Organization's new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks, which now requires walk-on times to be included in job specifications.



Editorial: What Is Really Important

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Regulation News

Regulation News: Defendants in Painters' Deaths Get Extension

by Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL


Association, company, and product news

Project Preview

Top Of The News

Q-Lab VP dies; was leader in testing

Problem Solving Forum

Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field

Many SSPC and ISO standards can be used in the laboratory to check the quality of abrasives, including particle size, moisture content, and contamination. However, what are the most important quality checks to be carried out in the field when using new abrasive?

Case History

Case History: Copper Mine Gets New Support

by David E. Snider and Heather M. Ramsey, Sauereisen Inc.

Cases from the F-Files

Cases from the F-Files: Coating Failures on Galvanized Mast Arms

by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

From the Offices of SSPC


Vulcan painters achieves historic first


Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Light Duty Protective Coatings

Check out our expanded line of alkyd, acrylic and waterborne epoxy coatings.

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Axxiom Manufacturing
Revolutionary Units

By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

ARMEX the original baking soda blast abrasive is a brand of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. makers of ARM & HAMMER products since 1896.

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.

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

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