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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


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.

Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTest Automatic Adhesion Tester

Electronically controlled hydraulic pump applies smooth and continuous pull-off pressure at user selectable rates. No twisting, pumping or cranking.

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.
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Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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

Hempel (USA) Inc.

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

Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

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