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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Technical guidance on coatings for chemical and petrochemical plants and offshore platforms are the focus of two new, free eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

Sourcing and Selecting Coatings for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants and Offshore Platform Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing combine sourcing information for coating systems with technical expertise on selecting systems for oil and gas pipelines, exterior exposures in chemical plants, and the newbuilding stage of offshore platforms.

The new titles are part of a free series that features industry-specific coating selection and specifying advice. The series was developed in conjunction with the latest JPCL Coatings & Linings Buying Guide.


The eBooks are now available as a free download exclusively through PaintSquare, the online home of JPCL.

Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Sourcing and Selecting Coatings for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants consists of a feature on preventing pipeline corrosion and a JPCL Problem Solving Forum on minimizing coating systems for exterior exposures.

"A Strategy for Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation on Pipelines in the Petrochemical Industry" reviews a strategy to provide long-term and reliable prevention of CUI, which can reduce maintenance and inspection costs. The article is by Brian J. Fitzgerald, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, and Dr. Stefan Winnik, ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd.

"Minimizing Coating Systems for Exterior Exposures in Chemical Plants," a JPCL Problem Solving Forum, asked industry experts: "If you want to minimize the types of coating systems used for atmospheric service in a chemical plant, what would be the best system to cover most exposures?"

Detailed responses are included from Mark Weston, Incospec & Associates, and Wim Bonestroo, Rotterdam Painting Consultants.  

free JPCL eBook
Brian J. Fitzgerald and Dr. Stefan Winnik

The chemical/petrochemical coating eBook includes "A Strategy for Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation on Pipelines in the Petrochemical Industry."

Coatings for Offshore Platform

Offshore Platform Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing features "Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms: An End User's Point of View," by Massimo Cornago, a consultant formerly with ENI Exploration & Production, SpA, Italy.

The article describes one oil company's approach to selecting paint systems for corrosion protection of offshore platform structures above the splash zone. The feature focuses on the initial choice between primers at the newbuilding stage.

Both volumes also include JPCL Buying Guide material on selecting and specifying marine coatings for various exposure environments. The buying guides are organized by exposure type, substrate type, coating manufacturers and their preferred systems.

Hempel is the sponsor for both of the eBooks.

Coating Selection Series

Sourcing and Selecting Coatings for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants and Offshore Platform Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing are the eighth and ninth volumes in the exclusive series by JPCL, the “Voice of SSPC” and the leading journal of the protective and marine coatings industry.

Each volume features industry-specific coatings selection and specifying advice. Click on any title to learn more and/or download free:

Sourcing and Selecting Coatings for the Marine Industry

Sourcing and Selecting Bridge Coating Systems

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 Expert Compilations

JPCL also offers another free eBook series that features compilations of articles by industry experts on a focused topic. These 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, and troubleshooting.

Overcoating Bridges and Other Structures covers safety, quality, decision-making and other hands-on issues vital to a successful protective coating project. 

free offshore coating advice

Like the rest of the JPCL eResources series, Sourcing and Selecting Coatings for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants and Offshore Platform Coatings: Selecting and Sourcing may be downloaded free exclusively through PaintSquare.

Dehumidification and Other Environmental Controls for Coating Projects includes articles on 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 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: Coating selection; Concrete; eBooks; Exposure conditions; Exterior mild-moderate exposure; Hempel; JPCL; Offshore; Petrochemical Plants; Pipeline; Structural steel

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