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JPCL July 2012

JPCL July 2012

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Special Report: Basics of Concrete Maintenance

The Six Essential Elements of Successful Concrete Repairs

by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

ISO’s Standard for Field Joint Coating: Understanding and Using ISO 21809-3

by Marcel Roche

The author reviews ISO’s Field Joint Coating Standard and discusses several aspects of the standard. The article aims to help the reader understand the standard so that it can be further used as a tool to ensure that proper and standardized procedures are used on all projects.

Identifying Potential Inhalation and Noise Hazards in Abrasive Blasting Operations

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, Chmm, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article discusses two common types of hazards that abrasive blasting can create, inhalation hazards and hearing hazards, as well as how to protect against them.




Project Preview

Aetna to Recoat Mt. Hope Bridge

by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


Some thoughts from the SSPC President

by Steve Collins, SSPC President, 2012–2013


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On removing uncured coatings without blasting

How do you remove all traces of an uncured internal coating from a tank when abrasive blasting is not an option?

Special Report: Basics of Concrete Maintenance

Six Key Points You Should Know about Concrete Surface Preparation before Coating Application

by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of…surprise blistering and rusting on a new tank lining system

by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Kevin Schweikhart

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

Special Report: Basics of Concrete Maintenance

Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Concrete Infrastructure Protection: Trends and Solutions

by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience

The Takeaway

Coating concrete: Protection works both ways

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL

Special Report: Basics of Concrete Maintenance

Quality Measures: A Cure for Fear of Failure

by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

Progress Brings Problems to Wastewater Systems

by Gary R. Hall, Lake H. Barrett Jr., and Pete J. Jansen, Sauereisen

Maintaining Cow Decks at Dairy Farms: No Parlor Game

Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Makeover


NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility

NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085


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CHLOR*RID International Inc.

*Stop flash rust
*Provides outstanding
*Easy to use and only pennies
per square foot
*Works with poor quality
*Use for mist blasting, vapor
blasting, wet blasting and
*Leaves no residue and
provides excellent adhesion.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

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!

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

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