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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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NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer
PosiTector SHD measures the hardness of non-metallic materials. Features a measurement timer, auto ignore mode and internal memory. Shore A or D available.

Fischer Technology Inc.
FISCHER Expands Corrosion Product Line
Rounding out Fischer’s extensive line of products for measuring protective coatings in the corrosion industry is the new ultrasonic wall thickness gauge UMP series.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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.

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Graco Inc.
Graco EcoQuip 2: Experience the Difference
While others claim their equipment is the same, none of them compare to Graco’s EcoQuip 2™ Vapor Abrasive® blasting line. Visit to learn more.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotun Jotachar 1709
Mesh-free passive fire protection epoxy designed to protect against hydrocarbon pool fire scenarios for up to four hours as defined in the ANSI/UL1709 standard.


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