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JPCL April 2013

 
JPCL April 2013


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Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five steps to measuring DFT according to the most recent edition of PA 2. The author gives special attention to how PA 2 addresses the required number of coating thickness measurements; the acceptability of gage readings as well as spot and area measurements; nonconforming thickness; and measuring DFT on coated edges and pipe exteriors.


Directories/Buying Guides

Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

"The 2013 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes over 1,400 painting contractor firms located primarily in North America, but also in other countries around the world. It is designed to provide facility owners with information about contractors whom owners may wish to consider as bidders on coating and lining projects. Information was obtained through a survey conducted among painting contractors known to JPCL."


Plus...


Top of the News


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

Testing the cure of IOZ

Is the MEK rub test a conclusive test to check the cure of inorganic zinc coatings?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Bill Mogavero

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Applicator Training Bulletin

An introduction to how coatings protect concrete

by Charles H. Holl and Scott A. O’Connor

This month, we will briefly review the composition of concrete and why we coat it. We will then describe some of the characteristics that make concrete difficult to coat and protect. The rest of the Bulletin will be devoted to explaining how properly applied coatings protect concrete.


Project Preview


Editorial

How Not to Lead


SSPC News


   
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