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JPCL April 2011

JPCL April 2011

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Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose for surface preparation and the success or failure in immersion service. Potable water and petrochemical service are the focus of the internal linings discussion.

Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by Informa Maritime Events. Presentations dealt with the problem with the potential impact of water treatment systems on protective coating systems on ships.

SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC presented the fifth annual structure awards at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, held Jan. 31-Feb. 3 in Las Vegas. The awards recognize standout jobs on industrial or commercial coatings projects, with a new military coatings award presented this year. The recipients are recognized with a photo essay.



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Emmons to give SSPC/JPCL webinar on durable concrete repairs

Problem Solving Forum

On holidays in linings for immersion service

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of… The fix is worse than the problem

Research News

Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson


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