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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


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