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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.


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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


Cases from the F-Files

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


Editorial

No way to run a railroad

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC News


SSPC Organizational Members


   

Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.


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


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

• Any Manufacturer
• Any Instrument
• Any Time
Visit www.ktagage.com
Or call 800-582-4243


ABKaelin, LLC
Quality is our bottom line

Services include:
• Environmental, Health &
  Safety
• Contractor QP Certification
• Quality Assurance Programs
  and Auditing
• SSPC C3/C5 and other
  Training
• Coatings
• Design/Construction
See our website at abkaelin.com or contact us today abkaelin@comcast.com


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

View your coating thickness readings from any angle with rotating display screen. New graphic display with easy menu navigation. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    US Minerals
    US Minerals -
    Black Magnum

    With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

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