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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.


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Associations


Special Advertising Section

Certified Contractors


Companies


News

Companies


Project Preview

Allied Painting Secures Delaware Memorial Bridge Contracts

by Alyssa Gallagher


From the Offices of SSPC

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Editorial

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


From the Offices of 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


   

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


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Axxiom Manufacturing
The Undisputed
Industry Leader.

Proven Innovation. Job Performance. Industry Training. Workplace Safety. Only Schmidt® abrasive blast equipment by Axxiom Manufacturing delivers it all!


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Abrasives Inc.
    See the difference immediately Black Magic®

    Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
    Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


    SAFE Systems, Inc.
    Enduroguard -
    The Tough Cable
    for a Tough Industry.

    Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.

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