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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?

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

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.

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.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
Contact: Cindy O'Malley,
at 412-788-1300 x180

Safway Services
Your Access Advantage. QUIKDECK®

Provides safe, factory-floor-like working conditions. Can be engineered to fit almost any shape, structure or size. Modular platform easily assembled from just a few basic components. Excellent containment. Applications include vessels, offshore rigs and bridges.

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

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Refresh Your CP Skills

With this 12-station, interactive program, practice your CP skills online by working through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable

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