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JPCL January 2014

JPCL January 2014

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Understanding Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections

by William D. Corbett, PCS, and Carly M. McGee, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The authors will explain the methods and processes of slip coefficient and tension creep testing on steel bridges, buildings, and other structures that may contain bolted connections.

Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, polyureas, and polyurethane/polyurea hybrid technologies, many of which are well-suited for immersion service. The chemistry, cure mechanism, safety aspects, strengths, and weaknesses of each technology will be discussed. Case histories will also be provided for each technology.

SSPC 2014 Update

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 10–13 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. This article is a list of updates to the SSPC 2014 Advance Program that were received after it was published in the December 2013 JPCL.


Top of the News

SSPC launches new mobile app

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

There are ways to increase the pressure for waterjetting above 20,000 psi. What are the effects of different high pressures on cleaning rates?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A With Keith Trammel

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Applicator Training Bulletin

Fundamentals of stripe coating


Coatings expert Leonard Phelps promoted

Mind Your Business

How To Effectively Manage Conflict

by Warren Brand

This new column by Consultant Warren Brand offers advice on business issues in the coatings industry.

Project Preview

Abhe & Svoboda Wins Phase II of Huey Long Bridge Contract


Hail and farewell

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Advanced Recycling Systems

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Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 266
DC Holiday Detector

Easily Finds Pinholes, Flaws & Thin Spots; Safer, More Reliable Testing; Voltage-Adjustable Keypad; Dual-Safety Switch On Handle.

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

DeFelsko Corporation
A Smart New Way to Measure

PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.

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.

NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

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