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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

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

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

Graco Inc.
Graco EcoQuip 2: Experience the Difference
While others claim their equipment is the same, none of them compare to Graco’s EcoQuip 2™ Vapor Abrasive® blasting line. Visit to learn more.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator Training Course Opportunities
• IACET Authorized Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider
• Live Basic Coatings Inspection Courses
• Customized/Private Courses
• Online/self-paced curriculums
Contact: Tiffany Kelly at 412-788-1300 x217

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

Fischer Technology Inc.
FISCHER Expands Corrosion Product Line
Rounding out Fischer’s extensive line of products for measuring protective coatings in the corrosion industry is the new ultrasonic wall thickness gauge UMP series.

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.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. or Call 412-931-6655.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC
A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


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