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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


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.

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 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

With our unique LTCat, we can help to provide clean, safe breathing air to your workers. Take a look at our Breathing Air Systems, we supply at least twice as much charcoal as our competitors! Modern

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

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