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JPCL February 2011

JPCL February 2011

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Using Robotic Crawlers to Coat Interior Pipeline Girth Welds

by Mana H. Al-Mansour and Abe Suller, Saudi Aramco

The authors describe the development of and improvements to remote-controlled robotic crawlers used to field coat the interior of girth welds of onshore pipeline strings. The sequence for preparing and coating the girth welds is detailed.

Painting Practices for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Systems

by Michael B. Surkein, Robert H. Rogers, and Sophia Woodley, ExxonMobil Development Corporation

The authors focus on the coating requirements for floating production, storage and offloading system (FPSO) hulls; ballast tanks; cargo tanks; and topsides equipment.

Strategic Corrosion Protection of New Sewerage Overflow Tunnels

by Bob Maley, Corrosion Probe, Inc. and Steve Kelso, Sauereisen, Inc.

The authors discuss the pros and cons of corrosion protection methods considered for two newly constructed segmented tunnels after the initial plan to install a co-lining system was abandoned. The article covers the rationale for the alternative systems selected and the challenges overcome during their installation.


Project Preview


SSPC, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and another matter

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Special Advertising Section

SSPC Certified Contractors

Top of the News

Problem Solving Forum

On removing coatings from concrete floors

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of the ship paint that wasn't all it was cracked up to be

by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Research News

The next generation of high-build, aliphatic moisture-cure coatings

by Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience


Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

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HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

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

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

Click to learn about floor and wall systems relied upon for performance, durability, easy maintenance and aesthetics across the every industry and environment.

PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.

CS Unitec
Remove Rust, Paint and More!

Remove coatings, corrosion & produce keyed surfaces with CS Unitec's floor planers. 8" & 10" cutting width. Gas, air & electric models.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Covestro Deutschland
What keeps contractors one layer ahead when finishing their projects?

The answer: Pasquick®. Thanks to Pasquick®, one layer of coating is saved – resulting in faster workflows and earlier project finishing. Learn more.

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