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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


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The MBX Bristle Blaster

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International Paint/AkzoNobel
Rapid cure, high temperature lining

AkzoNobel introduces Enviroline 405HTR, an ultra-low VOC lining. 405HTR offers rapid return to service, and excellent chemical resistance at high temperatures.

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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ITW Binks
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.

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.

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Arch truss treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 2003. This steel arch bridge is rust free on all surfaces including the crevice corroded joints and connections.

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

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