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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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Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
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Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

Julbert, Inc.
Built from the ground up.

Dust Collectors Available!
We deliver to your Jobsite!
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PH: 208-437-2100

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

IBIX North America
Portable Powder Coating System

All-in-one skid mounted system for on-site repairs. Durable coating for industrial, structural steel, pipeline and marine applications. 727-322-4611

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