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JPCL August 2011

JPCL August 2011

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Coating Aged Concrete Fuel Storage Tanks Succeeds

by Eric Hernandez, NAVFAC ESC, Port Hueneme, CA, and Sean Massey, P.E., Shaw Environmental, San Diego, CA

The authors focus on an abrasive blasting and coating project in which three previously uncoated 60-year-old fuel storage tanks were repaired. The tanks were made of reinforced concrete with no steel lining.

Protecting Structures in Aggressive Chemical Environments

by Gary Hall, Sauereisen, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

This article outlines various types of polymer concretes and their physical properties, especially their resistance to aggressive chemical exposures. Several case histories are presented.

Reducing VOCs in Polyurethanes Takes Two Routes

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

The author reviews recent developments in resins, pigments, additives, and other raw materials for higher solids or waterborne polyurethane coatings. The developments were presented at recent conferences in the U.S. and in Europe.



Project Preview

Abhe & Svoboda Wins Aqueduct Coating Contract


Messages from the outgoing and incoming Presidents

by Russ Brown, Immediate Past President and Robert P. McMurdy, SSPC President


Top of the News

Problem Solving Forum

On the cleanliness of compressed air for blasting

Cases from the F-Files

The case of the gasoline storage tank linings

by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Research News

Self-healing systems for industrial and marine protective coatings

by Dr. Gerald O. Wilson and Dr. H. Magnus Andersson Autonomic Materials, Inc.


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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

W Abrasives : Shot Peening Solutions

W Abrasives has developed an exclusive range of products to boost your peening and blasting performances.

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

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