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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.

Project Preview


New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

International Paint LLC
Interplan Mobile

Effective maintenance planning and corrosion control all starts with an effective asset survey.

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

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

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

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.

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

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