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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


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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

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.

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.

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).

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

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

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.

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Interplan Mobile

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

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

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

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