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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


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Polyval Coatings
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Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
Discover Waterjet from the Experts

Waterjet is an environmentally friendly and growing method of surface prep. Get the latest info and education at WJTA-IMCA
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DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.

Dampney Co., Inc.
High Heat Stainless Steel Paint & Coating

Wood burning stoves, fire pits, BBQ Smokers, Exhaust Manifolds Aerosol Cans, Quarts, Gallons, 5 gallons 1200F resistance

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
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Termarust Technologies
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Truss bridge treated in 2000 with Termarust's (HR CSA) field-proven rust mitigation system chemically stopped corrosion, crevice corrosion & pack rust.

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