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JPCL March 2014

JPCL March 2014

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Coatings Projects Honored at Structure Awards

by Charles Lange, JPCL

This photo essay recaps the eighth annual SSPC Structure Awards, held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, during the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon at SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT in Orlando, FL. Six awards were presented for outstanding coatings projects completed on a variety of interesting and complex structures.

When Undercover Agents are Tested to the Limit: Coatings in Action (CIA) and Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) at High Temperature

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, MS, Adrian Andrews, Ph.D., and Sean Adlem, International Paint LLC; Linda G. S. Gray, MSc, Coating Consultant; Tara Chahl and Nicole de Varennes, CET, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

This article, the second in a series on coatings in action and corrosion under insulation, reports the results of accelerated laboratory tests to evaluate the performances of two coatings systems on both carbon steel and stainless steel pipes in the temperature range for CUI and at elevated temperatures approaching 600 C.

Preparing and Lining Concrete for Immersion Service: Steps and Procedures to Avoid Failures

by Robert Maley, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

The author examines many of the common errors that often occur when rehabilitating concrete substrates, particularly for immersion service in wastewater treatment facilities, and it offers practical solutions for prevention of said errors.

Shipyard Regulatory Update: What’s Happening with Enforcement, Regulation, and New OSHA Guidance Documents

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article reviews OSHA enforcement of shipyard activities and recent guidance on illumination and ventilation related to ship repairing, shipbuilding, and shipbreaking. It also discusses new OSHA information on abrasive blasting hazards and potential Cal/OSHA Lead Standard changes that are applicable to the shipyard industry and other industrial painting sectors.


Top of the News

Webinar on abrasive blasting safety offered

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

On deteriorated tank linings after one year in service

What percentage of deterioration is acceptable at a one-year warranty inspection of water tank linings before a contractor must repair the coating?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Tolga Diraz

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Cases from the F-Files

The "Whoas" of Solvent Entrapment and Release

by Rich A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Series Editor


Atlanta Welcomes the American Coatings Show


Orlando was outstanding

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


ITW Binks
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Julbert, Inc.
Built from the ground up.

Dust Collectors Available!
We deliver to your Jobsite!
Built Tough! Priced Right!
PH: 208-437-2100

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

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Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.

Hempel (USA) Inc.

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


The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable

Avalotis Corporation
Choose experience. Choose quality. Choose safety.

Avalotis Corporation has been meeting and exceeding clients’ specifications and expectations for almost 50 years. The first name in painting and protective coatings: Avalotis.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

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