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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


   

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    Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
    Wasser Coatings Protect

    Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
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    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.


    Armakleen Company, The
    ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

    The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.


    Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
    The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

    Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


    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.


    Thermion Inc
    Buy Back Program

    We are offering $5,000
    credit for your old Model
    This drive system is
    being discontinued by
    the manufacturer.
    More information at
    thermioninc.com
    877.884.3428


    Harsco
    BLACK BEAUTY® App

    Download the free app for BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives. Explore all the features from the palm of your hand.
    Toll Free: 1-888-733-3646


    Polygon
    POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

    We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.


    U.S. Zinc
    Service. Better With U.S.

    From custom-blend zinc dust products to technical support, logistics and environmental compliance, we are there for you.

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