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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

Cases from the F-Files

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 Introduces
the New miniBRS

Reduced in size, it is incredibly easy to maneuver and operate! The perfect alternative to larger blast & recovery units when project space is limited.
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).

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

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.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

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

The one way to control
a tank: DRYCO

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Call: 866-379-2600

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

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