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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Safety, quality, decision-making and other hands-on issues vital to a successful coating project are among the topics of a free, new eBook from JPCL.

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures is a compilation of seven case studies, reports and other articles by leading experts, including JPCL Top Thinkers Clive H. Hare; Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D.; and Tim Race.

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures

The eBook is now available as a free download exclusively through PaintSquare, the online home of JPCL: The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

From Protection to Procrastination

This 69-page eBook consists of articles from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) on overcoating projects involving bridges and other structures.

The lineup of articles comprises:

  • "Beneficial Procrastination: Delaying Lead Paint Removal Projects by Upgrading the Coating System";
  • "A Decision Tree for Lead-Based Paint Management";
  • "Steel Bridges: Corrosion Protection for 100 Years";
  • "Preventing Overcoating Failures";
  • "Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: How the Owner, Inspector, and Contractor Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection";
  • "Overcoming Challenges While Removing Lead Paint from the Hal Adams Bridge"; and
  • "Overcoating Lead-Based Alkyd Paint on Steel Penstocks: Practical Experience."
Caruthersville Bridge
Ernst Touissaint et al.

The free eBook includes a case study of overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge.

The eBook is sponsored by Termarust.

JPCL eBook Series: Other Titles

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures is the seventh volume in the exclusive series by JPCL, the “Voice of SSPC” and the leading journal of the protective and marine coatings industry. 

Earlier titles are also available for immediate, free download.

Dehumidification and Other Environmental Controls for Coating Projects focuses on dehumidification and environmental controls for coatings projects. Topics include dehumidification basics, DH for water tank lining and ships, and ventilation in confined spaces.

Protecting and Maintaining Transmission Pipeline features articles on coatings for oil and gas pipelines, fusion-bonded epoxies for pipeline protection, ISO standards, disbondments of pipeline coatings, and more.

New Technology Coatings for Corrosion Control includes articles on historical perspectives on coatings technology, new developments in raw materials, environmental advances, self-healing systems, and hybrid coatings.

Brooklyn Bridge

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures is the seventh volume in JPCL's series. Other free eBooks focus on abrasive blasting, dehumidification, and pipeline protection.

Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blast Cleaning includes guidance on every aspect of abrasive blast cleaning, including equipment maintenance, abrasive selection, quality control, profitability, productivity and troubleshooting.

Protecting Industrial Structures with Polyurea features expertise by JPCL Top Thinker Dudley Primeaux II and other leading names on the use of polyurea in a variety of applications, from ship decks to dams to tanks to rail lines.

Ultra High Pressure Waterjetting offers guidance by Dr. Lydia Frenzel and other experts on waterjetting for surface preparation of steel and concrete. Topics include productivity, safety, equipment and hose maintenance, and visual standards to assess cleanliness.

Future titles in the series will focus on coating inspection, technology and standards, environmental control, new technology, and a collection of award-winning articles in a special “Best of JPCL” volume.

The entire series will remain available on

Coating Selection Series

The new eBook series follows the successful launch of another free series of eBooks developed in conjunction with the JPCL Coatings & Linings Buying Guide. That series featured industry-specific coatings selection and specifying advice.

Click on any title to learn more and/or download free:

Bridge Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Chemical and Petrochemical Plant Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing

Coatings for Offshore Structures: Selecting and Sourcing

Coatings for Waterfronts, Locks and Dams

Marine Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing

Power Plant Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing

Transmission Pipeline Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing

Water Tank Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing


Tagged categories: Bridges; Corrosion protection; eBooks; JPCL; Lead; Lead-Alkyd; Structural steel

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