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Patrick Harmon

Equipment Insights by Patrick Harmon

Patrick Harmon works with Pittsburgh Spray Equipment ...

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Equipment Insights

Latest entry: Sandblast Nozzle Selection

When it comes to sandblasting, the blast nozzle you use is critical. Blast nozzle selection will impact how fast you can blast, how long you can blast before replacing the nozzle, and the volume of air you’ll need to support your blast equipment. ... Read more


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Michael Halliwell

The Green Files by Michael Halliwell

Michael Halliwell, M.Eng., CESA, EP, P.Eng., is an Associate and Environmental Engineer for

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The Green Files

Latest entry: The 'Fatal Four' and Your Worksite

I recently took the time to look at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration website for some of the commonly used statistics. To be perfectly blunt, the statistics were eye-opening. ... Read more


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Eric J. Conn

OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Eric J. Conn is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national OSHA • Work...

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OSHA Watch

Latest entry: OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Recordkeeping Rule, Part 4

Following the enactment of this controversial rule [the Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation], eight industry groups and companies—among them, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Association of Manufacturer ... Read more


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Warren Brand

Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

Warren Brand’s coatings career has ranged from entry-level field painting to the presidency of two s...

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Coatings Consult

Latest entry: Normalization of Deviance

It brought down both Space Shuttles, is responsible for the disaster at Deepwater Horizon and is an insidious issue for many corrosion mitigation failures. ... Read more


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Amy Gibson

Training and Certification by Amy Gibson

Amy Gibson is the manager of training and education services at KTA-Tator ...

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Training and Certification

Latest entry: No Two Alike

Have you ever been in a class or a training session with an individual who asked too many questions? How about with an individual who knew everything about everything? ... Read more


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Robert Ikenberry

Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Robert Ikenberry, PCS, has been in industrial painting and construction since 1975. Now semi-retired...

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Hard Hat Geek

Latest entry: How About a New 95:50 Rule?

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “just OK,” and we don’t have to go all the way to budget-busting perfection. ... Read more


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Lee Wilson

Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson, CEng, MICorr, is a NACE Level 3-certified CIP Instructor and Senior Corrosion Technologi...

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Inspector's Corner

Latest entry: The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolefin (polyethylene or polypropylene) topcoat, a copolymer adhesive intermediate layer, and a fusion-bonded epoxy primer. ... Read more


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Cynthia O'Malley

Women in Coatings by Cynthia O'Malley

Cindy O’Malley is the manager of consulting and laboratory services at KTA-Tator Inc. and Co-Chair o...

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Women in Coatings

Latest entry: Sex and the C-Level

PITTSBURGH--In Corporate America, balanced representation of women in leadership (with significant authority and the compensation that goes with it) remains an elusive goal. ... Read more


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Simon Hope

On the Contrary by Simon Hope

Three decades as a self-employed coating consultant for the oil majors, military, offshore contracto...

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On the Contrary

Latest entry: Land Mines on the Road to Safety

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for self-promotion. ... Read more


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Karen Kapsanis

Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings when...

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Editorial License

Latest entry: Closing Thoughts

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I would stay in publishing for two years and then go back to graduate school. ... Read more


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Tim Race

Paint Dude by Tim Race

Tim Race began his career in paint technology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was ni...

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Paint Dude

Latest entry: Revelations of the Magic Hammer

Ever hear anyone state with great authority that you can't know what surface preparation was performed after the paint has been applied? You know: Once you paint that steel, you just can't tell how well it was blasted—or even if it was blasted at all ... Read more


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Pamela Simmons

Rules of Engagement by Pamela Simmons

As Director of Marketing at Technology Publishing Company (publisher of PaintSquare, JPCL and...

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Rules of Engagement

Latest entry: Congratulations on Your Engagement

Today the word “engagement” does not so much mean moving to the next level with your significant other as it does, the measure of effectiveness of online marketing efforts and even of the intended perception of your company by your given industry. ... Read more

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 oilandgas@hempel.com


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.


Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!
1(800)-252-7869


Covestro Deutschland
Corrosion protection – one layer ahead

Pasquick® saves one layer of coating in corrosion protection projects – resulting in faster workflows and more cost efficiency for owners and contractors.


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.


WINOA Group
W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts. Visit our website, www.wabrasives.com.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


DRYCO
Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600 www.drycogroup.com”

 
 
 
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