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JPCL February 2012

JPCL February 2012

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When Undercover Agents Can't Stand the Heat: Coatings in Action and the Netherworld of Corrosion Under Insulation

by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue, Vijay Datta, MS, Dr. Adrian Andrews, Sean Adlem, and Matthew Giardina, International Paint, LLC; Nicole de Varennes, CET, Linda G.S. Gray, MSc, and Damien Lachat, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

This article reports on research into coatings primarily for the undercover realm of corrosion under insulation. The authors used a suite of accelerated laboratory tests to evaluate four engineered coatings for several properties, including suitability for cyclic CUI at 400 C, a property that several facility owners requested.

Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms

by Massimo Cornago, Consultant

The author describes the approach of one oil company in the selection of different coating systems for corrosion protection of offshore platform structures above the splash zone. The article focuses on the initial choice between inorganic and organic zinc primers.


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Daniel Zarate

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL


The Buzz

The Takeaway

Too Much Rust for the Weary

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


Top of the News

March webinars cover achieving efficiency in blasting and writing a wastewater spec

Problem Solving Forum

On overcoating an existing tank lining

For maintenance painting of tank coatings, what are the pros and cons of overcoating an existing lining that appears to be in good condition?

Maintenance Tips

Going by the numbers: understanding coating manufacturers’ specification sheets

by Ivan Ordaz, Belzona, Inc.

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Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
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Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

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PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
2016 WJTA-IMCA Expo Nov. 2-3, New Orleans

See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotachar JF750 - The Time Saving Solution

The only mesh free solution for jet fire scenarios. Jotachar saves installation time and material costs - the next generation of epoxy passive fire protection.

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.

Versaflex Inc.
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