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New eBook Aids Bridge Coating Selection

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Free expert technical guidance on selecting and specifying bridge coatings is the focus of a new eBook published by JPCL: The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

Sourcing and Selecting Bridge Coating Systems combines expert industry advice on inspecting bridge maintenance painting with the resources for acquiring the appropriate coating systems. The eBook is part of a free series that features industry-specific coating selection and specifying advice and was developed in conjunction with the JPCL Coatings & Linings Buying Guide.


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

Bridge Coatings by Exposure

This eBook consists of a feature on bridge maintenance painting, as well as JPCL Buying Guide material on selecting and specifying coatings for bridges in various exposure environments.

The Buying Guide is organized by exposure type, then substrate type, and then a list of coating manufacturers and their preferred system.

The feature article "Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting," by William D. Corbett, of KTA-Tator Inc., discusses the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan and reviews SSPC's Guide for Planning Coatings Inspection.

Photos: The Sherwin-Williams Company

The free eBook includes an article on developing an inspection plan for bridge maintenance painting and JPCL's Buying Guide for bridge coating systems.

The Sherwin-Williams Company sponsored the eBook.

Coating Selection Series

Sourcing and Selecting Bridge Coating Systems is the sixth volume in the exclusive series by JPCL, the “Voice of SSPC” and the leading journal of the protective and marine coatings industry.

The series features industry-specific coatings selection and specifying advice.

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

Coatings for Offshore Structures: Selecting and Sourcing

Coatings for Waterfronts, Locks and Dams

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

JPCL eBook Series: Other Titles

Now in its eighth volume, JPCL also offers another free eBook series comprised of articles written by industry experts.

Earlier titles are also available for immediate, free download.

Selecting the Right Abrasive features seven articles on abrasive selection. Topics include green abrasives, performance, quality assurance, troubleshooting, and more.

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. 


This eBook is the sixth volume in the series for coating selection. Like the rest of the series, the eBook may be downloaded free.

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.

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.

The entire series will remain available on


Tagged categories: Bridges; Coating selection; Concrete; eBooks; Exposure conditions; Exterior mild-moderate exposure; JPCL; Structural steel

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