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JPCL November 2013

JPCL November 2013

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Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure

by Dr. David Tordonato, P.E., and Dr. Allen Skaja, P.C.S., U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the use of metalizing, or thermal spray coating (TSC) application, for corrosion protection on hydraulic structures. The article provides a background on metalizing, including previous research findings, and describes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s most recent research findings.

Understanding the Basics of Chemical-Resistant Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

by Gary Hall, Consultant

This article, the eighth in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coating types, describes the basic chemistry of polyesters and vinyl esters, as well as properties, concerns with the materials, and application methods.

Take Part in SSPC 2014’s Special Events, Awards

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Feb. 10–13, 2014. This article previews the special events and awards ceremonies that will be offered to attendees and their guests, including the opening and closing ceremonies, spouse and guest tours, and more.


Top of the News

Problem Solving Forum

On ballast water treatments and coatings

Do water treatment processes to stop the transfer of invasive marine species in ballast water affect the performance of ballast tank coatings?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A With John P. Psarianos

by Charles Lange, JPCL

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of the compromised propane tank coating

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Applicator Training Bulletin

Assuring the quality of abrasives


No way to run a railroad

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Organizational Members


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Sherwin-Williams Oil & Gas App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the best Sherwin-Williams solutions for oil refineries, shale drilling sites, and offshore. Download today!

ABKaelin, LLC
ABkaelin, LLC

MONITORING-Environmental and worker monitoring CONSULTING & INSPECTION – Coatings, EHS, and compliance.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

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

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change

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