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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


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


   
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