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JPCL November 2012

JPCL November 2012

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Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency

by Johnny Eliasson, ABS

The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its management are important, and how the industry and legislation are reacting to these issues.The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its management are important, and how the industry and legislation are reacting to these issues.

The Ideal Coating Inspector

by Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

Does the ideal coating inspector really exist? The author reviews the various qualifications and training requirements of the inspector and tries to establish whether the ideal inspector really does exist.

SSPC 2013 Technical Program Spans Four Days, Multiple Topics

by JPCL Staff

SSPC 2013 featuring GreenCOAT will be held January 14– 17, 2013, in San Antonio, TX. This issue provides a brief abstract of each known paper. All information is current as of press time. Updates can be found at and in the December JPCL.

Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Coating Application

by Don Schnell, DRYCO

A quality coatings application can occur only when optimum environmental conditions are within the tolerance of the product being applied. This article reviews good practices for measuring, monitoring, and recording ambient conditions during coating operations.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On performance and speed differences among spray systems

What differences in performance and speed do you see among plural-component, conventional airless, and conventional air spraying equipment for field painting structural steel?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Gordon Kuljian

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of…the red rust on a newly applied zinc primer

by Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Project Preview

Paint BidTracker 10th Anniversary Supplement



The Real Impact This Month

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Fischer Technology Inc.
Maximize Profits by Monitoring Coating Thickness
Learn more by contacting Fischer Technology today: 1.860.683.0781

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator EH&S Services
• Ambient & Worker Exposure Air Monitoring
• Safety & Health Program Development
• Lead Paint Assessments
& Specifications
• Health Hazard & Jobsite Safety Assessments
Call 1-800-532-3633

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

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer
PosiTector SHD measures the hardness of non-metallic materials. Features a measurement timer, auto ignore mode and internal memory. Shore A or D available.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques
With our unique LTCat, we can help to provide clean, safe breathing air to your workers. Take a look at our Breathing Air Systems, we supply at least twice as much charcoal as our competitors! Modern

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Companies that invest in corrosion control use CHLOR RID products
  • Soluble salt removal liquid
  • Test kits to verify contamination levels
  • Surface passivation to hold the blast
INFO@CHLOR-RID.COM 800.422.3217

Sky Climber, LLC
Solutions in Suspended Access
Safely reach workspaces regardless of size or purpose with our full line of Hoists, modular Platforms, and versatile Workcages.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems
Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the system that best fits your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

Jotun Paints Inc.
Jotun Jotachar 1709
Mesh-free passive fire protection epoxy designed to protect against hydrocarbon pool fire scenarios for up to four hours as defined in the ANSI/UL1709 standard.

US Minerals
Hit Harder. Clean Faster.
Black Diamond abrasive products are the toughest, most effective blasting media and supply the superior power you need to get any job done.


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