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JPCL May 2010

 
JPCL May 2010


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SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on eight coatings projects. The recipients are recognized with a photo essay.


From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on eight coatings projects. The recipients are recognized with a photo essay.


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifications led to problems with coating performance. The authors propose ways to conduct testing that potentially offer more meaningful correlations with real-world coating performance. This article won the SSPC President's Lecture Award at PACE 2010, held February 7–10 in Phoenix, AZ.


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on the Caruthersville Bridge, an asymmetrical steel through-truss deck bridge that spans the lower Mississippi River between Tennessee and Missouri.


Plus...


News


Project Preview

Special Paint BidTracker Update on 5 Bridge Jobs

by Brian Churray and Julie Birch, Paint BidTracker


From the Offices of SSPC

Feel Good about Yourself

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Editorial

Feel Good about Yourself

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC News


Top of the News


Problem Solving Forum

On Maintaining Suspension Cables on Bridges

What maintenance needs to be carried out on the cables of suspension bridges to prevent corrosion damage?


Cases from the F-Files

The Case of...the Strange Blistering

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


   

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.


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


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.


Sherwin-Williams
Nova-Plate® 325

• Extends Service Life
• Single Coat Application
• Cure to Service in 24 Hours


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

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Over a century of
providing excellence.


Barton International
Garnet Abrasives result in Shorter Blast Times

Get your customers back on line fast with Barton engineered garnet abrasives. 2 to 4 times harder and up to 2 times heavier than ordinary abrasives. Call 800-741-7756 or Email info@barton.com


Graco Inc.
Blast with 92% less dust.

Graco EcoQuip Vapor Blast equipment performs as well as dry blasting, but reduces airborne dust up to 92%! Use less media, save money in material and cleanup. See our FREE shipping offer!

 
 
 
 
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