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JPCL July 2014

JPCL July 2014

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Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performed by hand spraying or simple robotic systems. In this article, the authors explore developments in robotic polyurea spray technologies for in-place pipeline rehabilitation.

Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. The authors describe advances in hull coating technology and their impact on fuel performance.

Annual Technology Review

Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owners, inspectors and contractors. This article discusses potential ambiguities and provides insight into preventing disagreements, delays and costly reblasting.


Top of the News

SSPC accepting 2014–2015 Structure Awards nominations

The Buzz

Problem Solving Forum

One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The original coating (type unknown) has started to blister. What material should be used (and at what DFT) to refurbish the coating?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Jay Kranker, DRYCO

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Applicator Training Bulletin

Conforming with job requirements

Cases from the F-Files

Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Changing of the Guard

Messages from the Outgoing and Incoming SSPC Presidents


Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

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.

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.

Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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

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.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 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.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
Coatings Inspection

Any structure, any height, any place - A qualified coatings inspector is always available. Call 1-800-245-6379.

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