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JPCL May 2013

 
JPCL May 2013


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Developments in Zinc Primers for Corrosion Protection

by Pascal Verbiest, dr.sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

The author reviews the different types of zinc powders and how they are made, types and compositions of zinc primers, suitable uses of these primers, and tips for application.


Is Lead Dead? A Look Back and a Look Forward at 20 Years of Bridge Painting Under the OSHA Lead in Construction Interim Final Rule and Other Related Standards

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article provides reports on statistics and violations of OSHA’s standard for protecting construction workers from lead exposure, summarizes findings on blood lead levels and health risks related to lead exposure, reviews OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 and other lead exposure-related regulations, and offers observations and recommendations for lead paint removal on bridges and other structures.


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and discusses the potential advantages to its usage in the marine coatings sector.


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Top of the News


The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL


Problem Solving Forum

Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

What causes blistering and crater formation in freshly applied polyurethane topcoats, and how can these problems be avoided?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Dwight Weldon

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Cases from the F-Files

The contractor who almost got floored

by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


Research News

Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.


Applicator Training Bulletin

Why surface preparation is important

by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


News


The Takeaway

It’s just business

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


Project Preview


Editorial

Voting for the Board of Governors

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC News


SSPC Organizational Members


   

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Dew Point Meter

Measures and records
environmental conditions
during surface prep and
painting. 4 Models
Available – Standard
or Advanced features,
Built-in or Separate probe.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Fischer Technology Inc.
Gauges Meet IMO-PSPC & SSPC-PA2 Requirements

• USB or optional Bluetooth
• Custom inspection reports
• Excellent on edges & rough surfaces; Optimum accuracy
• Largest selection of probes to meet challenging situations
Call Fischer: 800-243-8417


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.


Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


U.S. Zinc

Offering custom grades and packaging of zinc dust, oxide, metal and fines, U.S. Zinc provides direct shipping to locations worldwide. Helping the world work™

 
 
 
 
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