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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

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


No way to run a railroad

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Organizational Members


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.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator EH&S Services

• Ambient & Worker Exposure Air Monitoring
• Safety & Health Program Development
• Lead Paint Assessments
& Specifications
• Health Hazard & Jobsite Safety Assessments
Call 1-800-245-6379

Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

The PHASCOPE® PMP10 from FISCHER precisely measures thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) on stainless steel.

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Light Duty Protective Coatings

Check out our expanded line of alkyd, acrylic and waterborne epoxy coatings.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

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