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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.


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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

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems
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CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Companies that invest in corrosion control use CHLOR RID products
  • Soluble salt removal liquid
  • Test kits to verify contamination levels
  • Surface passivation to hold the blast
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Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Fischer Technology Inc.
TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel
Fischer’s Phascope PMP10 and ESD20TSA probe are incredibly accurate and easy to use.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Personnel are free to do other tasks while the ALPHA1 does the “dirty work”.

Sauereisen, Inc.
SewerGard® 210XHB
• 300 mils in a single coat by plural component equipment
• Fast Setting
• 100% Solids Epoxy
• Chemical-resistant barrier for municipal wastewater environments

Vector Technologies Ltd.
The Original Performance Proven Vacuum Solutions
VecLoader® 616 Double Dump, Continuous Vacuum, 170 HP w/ 2,400 CFM & 28” Hg. 33% More Efficient than traditional vacuum systems! Choose Vector for the most powerful and the most reliable trailer mounted vacuums in the industry! Email us at: or call us at: 800-832-4010

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator EH&S Services
• Ambient & Worker Exposure Air Monitoring
• Safety & Health Program Development
• Lead Paint Assessments
& Specifications
• Health Hazard & Jobsite Safety Assessments
Call 1-800-532-3633


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