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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

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

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


Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

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

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.

CHLOR*RID International Inc.

*Stop flash rust
*Provides outstanding
*Easy to use and only pennies
per square foot
*Works with poor quality
*Use for mist blasting, vapor
blasting, wet blasting and
*Leaves no residue and
provides excellent adhesion.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

Trusted worldwide
for advanced
protective, coatings
–Full range of 
  advanced coatings
–Optimised application
–Fast, reliable service  worldwide. Contact us at

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

Sherwin-Williams Oil & Gas App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the best Sherwin-Williams solutions for oil refineries, shale drilling sites, and offshore. Download today!

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

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