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JPCL May 2012

JPCL May 2012

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Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the required strength and flexibility as well as resistance to and compatibility with potable water. The article describes types of linings studied for a tank lining project in Australia and describes the project.

Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge geometry and coating type affect the corrosion performance of organic coatings on edges, with particular attention to ballast seawater tank applications. The article then reports test results from the second part of the study, which concentrated on the effects of various treatment methods and tools on the performance of coatings on edges in ballast tanks.

The Vincent Thomas Bridge: A Study in Overcoating and QC

by William H. Hansel, Caltrans

This article describes the painting of the Vincent Thomas Bridge's east tower, highlighting expected and unexpected issues encountered and overcome during the project.



Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

by Kevin A. Schweikhart, PCS, MCI Protective Coatings Solutions, Inc.

On the Ethics of Consulting

Project Preview

by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


Who really does control the election process?

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

Webinars on selecting abrasives and intumescent coatings scheduled

The Buzz

Problem Solving Forum

On extending pot life

How do you know when pot life has expired? Can you extend pot life, and, if so, how?

Cases from the F-Files

The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Andrew D. Mumford

by Jodi Temeyer, JPCL

Case History

Preserving an icon

by Dirk Uebelhoer, Corporate System Engineer, Flooring and Coating, Sika Services AG

The Takeaway

From poetry to painting

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


Minerals Research & Recovery

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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

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.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.

Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Best In Class Just Got Better. Technologically Intelligent And Robust. Marvelous Design And Durability. An Earth-Shattering Revolution In Coating Inspection.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Pipeline Utility Aerial crossings coated since 1992. Termarust's (HR CSA) was used to overcoat lead paint and preserve cables, pipes and support towers.

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

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

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).

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