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JPCL December 2011

JPCL December 2011

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SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT: The Advance Program

by the JPCL Staff

The Advance Program for SSPC 2012 is published here to help protective and marine coatings professionals begin planning their activities in Tampa, FL. The show will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. Details are provided about events, awards, courses, workshops, the technical program, committee meetings, and exhibitors.

Cases from the F-Files

The Case of the Sliding Lining

by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this month's F-Files, the application of a liner to the interior of a demineralized water storage tank was stopped mid-way through the process because of dramatic defects in the applied film. An independent assessment was conducted to determine why the liner material exhibited runs, sags, fingering, and "sliding" separation during installation.

Research News

Protecting Concrete on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway Bridge

by Huang Weibo, Liu Xudong, Lu Ping, and Ma Xueqiang, Research Institute of Functional Materials, Qingdao Technological University, China.

The authors give a brief history of polyurea use in China, describe the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway and the polyurea specification for it, explain the project's major coating challenges, and describe the tests that led to a solution. The authors are with the Research Institute of Functional Materials, Qingdao Technological University, China.

President's Welcome

Special Events Planned for Attendees and Guests

SSPC To Offer Full Course Line Up in Tampa

SSPC Workshops Cover Diverse Topics

SSPC Puts Together Impressive Technical Program

SSPC Committees to Meet In Tampa

SSPC 2012 Exhibitors Ready to Show Off the Best in the Industry


From the Editor

Maintenance matters

by Karen Kapsanis, Editor in Chief, JPCL


Project Preview


Skate where the puck is going

by Mike Kline, Director of Marketing, SSPC


FBPE approves SSPC 2012 technical program, adds courses; SSPC continues scholarship program

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Organizational Members

Top of the News

Problem Solving Forum

On the cleanliness of stainless steel

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon

The Takeaway

by Karen Kapsanis, Editor in Chief, JPCL


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

DeFelsko Corporation
A Smart New Way to Measure

PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

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

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

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.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

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.

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