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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

Cases from the F-Files

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


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
Coatings Inspection

Any structure, any height, any place - A qualified coatings inspector is always available. Call 1-800-245-6379.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

DeHumidification Technologies

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
and effectively.

Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

The PHASCOPE® PMP10 from FISCHER precisely measures thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) on stainless steel.

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.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.

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