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JPCL May 2014

JPCL May 2014

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Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether two-coat or three-coat coating systems would provide the best protection for bridge rehabilitation at the lowest cost. The article also breaks down the evaluation process step-by-step and explains the significance of each of the testing criteria.

Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintenance plan to maximize a water storage tank coating system’s service life even beyond the recommended 15 to 20 years. The author uses a real world, ongoing water tank maintenance plan to explain the benefits to this process.

Coating Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery

by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation

The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility personnel and coatings specialists to inspect, repair, and recoat coated infrastructure. The focus is restricted to hydropower facilities but translates well to other infrastructure. The article concludes with basic details one should consider when developing a coatings maintenance strategy.



What’s the plan, Stan?

by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director

Top of the News

Free Webinar on epoxy and vinyl ester tank linings offered

The Buzz

Problem Solving Forum

On coating a steel roof exposed to harsh conditions

What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel factory roof that is subject to hydrochloric acid vapors and other industrial pollutants and particulates in a hot, humid environment?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Andy Odorzynski

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Cases from the F-Files

Saponification: from paint to the grave

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Applicator Training Bulletin

Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

Mind Your Business

Getting to "No": How to Ask the Difficult Questions First

by Warren Brand, W Brand Consulting


Product News

Graco upgrades polyurea/foam sprayer

Show Preview

IBC returns to Pittsburgh; Boston hosts ACE14; Mega Rust heads to San Diego

Project Preview


SSPC Organizational Members


Atlantic Design, Inc.

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

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

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.

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.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

The one way to control
a tank: DRYCO

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Call: 866-379-2600

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.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

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