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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

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


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Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

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DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTest Automatic Adhesion Tester

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