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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.

Paired with the PHASCOPE PMP10, Fischer’s new probe is quick and accurate for measuring thermally sprayed aluminum on stainless steel. Click to learn more.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Surface Profile

Two solutions for measuring peak-to-valley surface profile height with or without replica tape.

Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

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

Dehumidifiers, Sales and Consulting
How long can you hold a WHITE-METAL BLAST?

Click to learn how 30 DAYS is easy! Don Bechtol has over 40 years of experience utilizing DH for blasting/coating projects. Call today.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Analyzes
Coating Failures

• Field Diagnosis
• Lab Diagnosis
• Determination of Cause
• Recommendations
Call 1-800-245-6379

Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

Trusted worldwide
for advanced
protective, coatings
–Full range of 
  advanced coatings
–Optimised application
–Fast, reliable service  worldwide. Contact us at

DeHumidification Technologies

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

Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600”

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