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JPCL July 2010

JPCL July 2010

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Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significant maintenance issues of the aging infrastructure. He addresses necessary inspection and maintenance practices for preventing corrosion on steel utilities structures.

Comparing Test and Field Performance of Thick-Film Elastomeric Polyureas

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates, LLC

This article compares earlier accelerated weathering testing for UV stability to real time outdoor exposure of spray-applied polyurea elastomeric coating and lining systems. The article also describes several uses for the systems.

Renting Equipment for Painting Projects?

by Joe Maty, JPCL

The author reports on a number of views from rental company and painting contractor representatives regarding important issues related to renting equipment for protective and marine coatings projects.



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Project Preview

Allied Painting Secures Delaware Memorial Bridge Contracts

by Alyssa Gallagher

From the Offices of SSPC

Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Quality and responsibility

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC awards outstanding student in coatings

Top of the News

Phillips Industrial wins DuPont safety award; Durability + Design to launch August 2nd

Problem Solving Forum

On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the field?

Cases from the F-Files

The case of the failing railing

Innovative Product

Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

Research News

Testing coatings to control mussels

by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

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

International Paint LLC
Light Duty Protective Coatings

Check out our expanded line of alkyd, acrylic and waterborne epoxy coatings.


A 100% post-consumer bottle glass abrasive from a company you can trust. Toll Free: 1-888-733-3646

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

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.

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
2015 – November 2-4,
New Orleans.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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