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Free eBook Tackles Abrasive Selection

Monday, February 11, 2013

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Choosing the best of many current abrasives options for a coating project is the focus of a new, free, expert-written eBook from JPCL.

From secrets of the best mix, to green products, to obtaining peak performance, Selecting the Right Abrasive compiles seven articles that cover a variety of aspects of this important component of a protective or marine coating project.

Selecting the Right Abrasive

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

From Performance to Problem Solving

This 36-page eBook consists of articles from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) that offer hands-on guidance in determining the appropriate abrasive for various applications.

The lineup of articles comprises:

  • "Fishing for the Best Abrasive";
  • "Peak Performance from Abrasives";
  • "Applicator Training Bulletin: Assuring the Quality of Abrasives";
  • "Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field";
  • "Shotblasting: Tips on the Operating Mix";
  • "Problem Solving Forum: When You Need Less, Not More"; and
  • "What is a Green Abrasive?"
GMA Garnet Group
GMA Garnet Group

The free eBook includes articles on shotblasting, quality assurance, field work, performance and other abrasives issues.

The eBook is sponsored by GMA Garnet Group and Van Air Systems.

JPCL eBook Series: Other Titles

Selecting the Right Abrasive is the eighth 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.

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures is a new compilation of articles by leading experts on safety, quality, decision-making and other hands-on issues vital to a successful protective coating project. 

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.

Fishing for the Best Abrasive
David Dorrow

The article "Fishing for the Best Abrasive" takes the plunge into hardness, density, shape and other abrasives features and characteristrics.

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: Abrasive blasting; Abrasives; eBooks; Green blast media; Horizontal shot blasting; JPCL; Structural steel; Surface preparation

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