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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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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


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


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.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Analyzes
Coating Failures

• Field Diagnosis
• Lab Diagnosis
• Determination of Cause
• Recommendations
Call 1-800-245-6379

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

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.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Revolutionary Units

By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.

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