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JPCL December 2012

JPCL December 2012

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SSPC 2013 Advance Program

SSPC 2013 featuring GreenCOAT: The Advance Program

by JPCL Staff

The Advance Program for SSPC 2013 is published to help protective and marine coatings professionals begin planning their activities in San Antonio, TX. The conference and exhibition will be held from January 14 to January 17, 2013. Details are provided about events, awards, courses, workshops, the technical program, committee meetings, and exhibitors.

President's Welcome

Special Events, Awards Planned for Attendees

Attendees Can Hone Their Skills in San Antonio

SSPC 2013 Offers Well-Rounded Workshops

Technical Program Covers Protective, Marine, and Commercial Coatings

SSPC Committees Plan to Meet in San Antonio

Exhibitors to Bring Their Finest to SSPC 2013

Exhibitors at a Glance

SSPC 2013 Daily Schedule

Inspection and Quality: How Far Have We Come in 45 Years?

by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author raises questions about practical improvements in inspection and quality over the past 45 years. To address the question of progress, he compares facets related to inspection and quality control in 1966 with those facets today.

Applying FBE to Pipeline Internals

by Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC, and Dennis Graham, Yellowgate Consulting, LLC

The article details the basic steps of FBE application to pipe internals, from surface preparation to inspecting the incoming, unlined pipe to cleaning and preparing the surface, priming and heating the pipe as needed, applying and curing the FBE, and inspecting the finished lining.

New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complementary relationship to existing standards for measuring profile roughness and peak count. They describe why and how the new standard was developed as well as how to use it.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On static electricity and abrasive blasting

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and how can it be controlled?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Bob Murphy

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL


Author Index

JPCL 2012 Author Index

Project Preview


Passion for Coatings at SSPC 2013

by Michael Kline, Director of Marketing, SSPC

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Organizational Members


NLB Corporation
VacLance cleans up as you do surface preparation

Add vacuum recovery to any NLB rotating water jet lance with a VacLance attachment and vacuum source. Model DM32283 works vertically, horizontally and in corners.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

Detail Masters
Overspray Removal

We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.

Abrasives Inc.
Need abrasives FAST?

Emergencies happen – who bails you out? One call to Abrasives Inc. and it's taken care of. Period. Sales support available 24/7.

Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

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