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JPCL August 2013

JPCL August 2013

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The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corrosion under insulation (CUI) in chemical and petrochemical process equipment and pipeline before severe damage is done, and illustrates a successful in-house CUI-RBI program from a past project.

Polyurethane Coatings: A Brief Overview

by Michael Praw, BASF Corporation

This article is the sixth installment of JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coatings types. The author gives a brief overview of polyurethanes, including their basic chemistry, their main properties, and some of their current uses as high-performance protective coatings.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On repairing polyurea coatings

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Ernst Toussaint

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology

Applicator Training Bulletin

What You Can Learn from Safety Data Sheets

by JPCL Staff

Project Preview



Fischer Technology Inc.

Paired with the PHASCOPE PMP10, Fischer’s new probe is quick and accurate for measuring thermally sprayed aluminum on stainless steel. Click to learn more.

Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

Trusted worldwide
for advanced
protective, coatings
–Full range of 
  advanced coatings
–Optimised application
–Fast, reliable service  worldwide. Contact us at

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Online
Instrument Catalog

• Any Manufacturer
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Or call 800-582-4243

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!

Versaflex Inc.
Best ANSI/NSF 61.5 Approved Potable Water Polyurea

VersaFlex Polyurea Earns Highest ANSI/NSF 61.5 Rating for High Temp Service, Minimum Tank Size and Max Thickness. Watch this FREE Webinar Today! Call 800-321-0906

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Get Hands-on Experience

In NACE’s CP Program, learn the techniques and procedures for testing, evaluating, and designing galvanic and impressed current CP systems.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
2016 WJTA-IMCA Expo Nov. 2-3, New Orleans

See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.

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