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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


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

• Any Manufacturer
• Any Instrument
• Any Time
Or call 800-582-4243

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

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

NLB Corporation
Water Jets in Action

Video demo shows how
easily Vortex™ removes
coatings and more. Lawn-
mower-style water jet unit strips floors, ship decks, etc. quickly and keeps debris contained.

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at

Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.

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