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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.


Plus...


Project Preview


Editorial

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

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC News


Special Advertising Section

SSPC Certified Contractors


Top of the News


Problem Solving Forum

On removing coatings from concrete floors


Cases from the F-Files

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


   

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


Keizer Technologies, Inc.
Fast • Safe • Clean • Silent

The innovative RPR Induction Disbonder, the world’s fastest, safest, cleanest and very cost effective method for removing paint and coatings from steel surfaces.


ABKaelin, LLC
Quality is our bottom line

Services include:
• Environmental, Health &
  Safety
• Contractor QP Certification
• Quality Assurance Programs
  and Auditing
• SSPC C3/C5 and other
  Training
• Coatings
• Design/Construction
See our website at abkaelin.com or contact us today abkaelin@comcast.com


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.


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

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

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