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JPCL February 2013

JPCL February 2013

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Nine Coatings Projects Receive High Honors at SSPC 2013

by Charles Lange, JPCL

This photo essay takes a look at the winners of SSPC’s 2013 Structure Awards, given for outstanding coatings projects on a variety of unique and interesting structures.

Coating Concerns for New Chemical and Petroleum ASTs

by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group

This article explores design issues and coatings considerations during construction of new field-erected, aboveground chemical and petroleum storage tanks, paying close attention to the types of welds on tanks and the coatings issues that may arise in relation to these welds.

Fluoropolymers for High- Performance Applications

by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas

This article covers the basics of fluoropolymer coating systems, including a description of the two most popular fluoropolymer resin technologies and their role in the protective coatings field.

In Situ Pipeline Coating Process Passes Saudi Desert Test

by Baker S. Hammad, BSH Engineering Consultant Office

In this article, the author explains and breaks down the In Situ coating process step by step, and he reports on testing the process on a corroded oil and gas pipeline in the Saudi desert.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On smart coatings

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

What Are Smart Coatings?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with David Hunter

by Charles Lange, JPCL

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of the mysterious hailstones

by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Applicator Training Bulletin

How coatings protect steel

by Robert Barnhart, retired from Devoe Coatings Co. (now International Paint LLC)

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The Takeaway

Picture this

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL

Project Preview


The Importance of Conferences

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).


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Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App

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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

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.

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