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JPCL July 2010

 
JPCL July 2010


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Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significant maintenance issues of the aging infrastructure. He addresses necessary inspection and maintenance practices for preventing corrosion on steel utilities structures.


Comparing Test and Field Performance of Thick-Film Elastomeric Polyureas

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates, LLC

This article compares earlier accelerated weathering testing for UV stability to real time outdoor exposure of spray-applied polyurea elastomeric coating and lining systems. The article also describes several uses for the systems.


Renting Equipment for Painting Projects?

by Joe Maty, JPCL

The author reports on a number of views from rental company and painting contractor representatives regarding important issues related to renting equipment for protective and marine coatings projects.


Plus...


Associations


Special Advertising Section

Certified Contractors


Companies


News

Companies


Project Preview

Allied Painting Secures Delaware Memorial Bridge Contracts

by Alyssa Gallagher


Editorial

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


From the Offices of SSPC

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC awards outstanding student in coatings


Top of the News

Phillips Industrial wins DuPont safety award; Durability + Design to launch August 2nd


Problem Solving Forum

On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the field?


Cases from the F-Files

The case of the failing railing


Innovative Product

Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards


Research News

Testing coatings to control mussels

by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


   

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  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Montipower, Inc.
    The MBX Bristle Blaster

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


    BASF
    New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

    Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
    polyorders@basf.com
    800-231-7868


    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
    One Source. Every Solution.

    The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.


    CS Unitec
    Surface Prep & Material Removal

    CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


    Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
    Hurricane Vacuums
    & Dust Collectors

    Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
    IndustrialVacuum.com


    NLB Corporation
    Water jet surface prep, high or low

    See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.


    Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
    Blastox - One Step
    Lead Abatement

    Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
    Let your painters paint!

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