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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


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


   

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

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


    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


    Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
    Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

    •Compressors
    •Lighting Systems
    •Generators
    •Light Compaction
    Sales • Rental • Service
    Call 1-866-931-6655
    Over a century of
    providing excellence.


    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
    standards.


    U.S. Zinc

    The proven corrosion protection properties of our zinc dust prolong the life of marine coatings. U.S. Zinc – Helping the world work™

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