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JPCL November 2011

JPCL November 2011

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Research News

Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PCPs) on steel parts in the fabrication stage. He also discusses the need for a material standard for PCP.

Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understanding for providing safe work conditions for their employees during open air abrasive blasting. This article reviews potential hazards during blasting, the use of personal protective equipment, regulations, and standards affecting safe abrasive blasting.

Time Is Money: Improving Shop & Field Painting Throughput by Reducing Finish Coat Handling Time

by Benjamin Fultz, Bechtel Corporation; William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Kurt Best, Bayer MaterialScience

This article reports on a study that compared the handling of three generic types of high-performance finish coats applied as two- and three-coat systems, and cured under normal and cold/damp conditions, to evaluate handling performance under adverse curing conditions.

Evaluating Coatings to Control Zebra Mussel Fouling

by Allen Skaja, Ph.D.; and David Tordonato, Ph.D. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the Bureau of Reclamation’s second year of testing coatings to control zebra and quagga mussel fouling. The second year focused on non-toxic foul-release coatings. First-year results of the study have been previously published.

SSPC Technical Program Spans Four Days, 19 Tracks

by the JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. This issue previews the technical presentations by providing a brief abstract of each known paper, as well as the day, time, presenter, and company affiliation of each. All information is current as of press time. Updates can be found at and in the December JPCL.



Project Preview

by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


Getting Workers into the Coatings Industry

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

Webinars on contractor QC programs and coating costs set for December

Problem Solving Forum

Removing coal tar epoxies


Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

The PHASCOPE® PMP10 from FISCHER precisely measures thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) on stainless steel.

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Kevin Brown,
at 336-386-4000

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

Atlantic Design, Inc.

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

ARMEX the original baking soda blast abrasive is a brand of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. makers of ARM & HAMMER products since 1896.

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