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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.


Plus...


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


   

BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


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.


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


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.


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

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


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

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
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