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Lighting Tackles Marine Environments

Larson Electronics has expanded its range of industrial-grade lighting equipment with a new fluorescent fixture designed for wet areas and salt-water marine environments.


Paint Protects Hot Substrates from CUI

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has launched a high-temperature coating to protect substrates from corrosion under insulation.


Pipeline Corrosion Firm Sold for $116M

Global HSE concern Halma plc has acquired California-based Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS), the leading U.S. corrosion monitoring firm, the companies have announced.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings

PPG Industries will reach deeper into the petrochemical and other industrial markets with the acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., the Pittsburgh-based company announced Mon...


Fines in Fatal Blast Contested

A Louisiana chemical plant is challenging fines issued in an explosion that killed two workers and injured 80 last summer, authorities said.


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


Plant Settlement to Cost Shell $115M+

Shell Oil will spend nearly $120 million for facility upgrades and fines to settle federal litigation involving pollution at its Houston-area refinery and chemical plant.


Second LA Plant Blast Claims One

Just miles apart, two chemical plant explosions within two days in Louisiana claimed the lives of three people and sent well over 70 others to the hospital.


Plant Explosion Kills 2, Cause Unknown

A chemical plant explosion killed two people and injured dozens more in Geismar, LA, on Thursday (June 13).


Rapid-Cure Epoxy Offers Quick Return

A new tank lining offers fast return to service in a single coat, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has announced.


Fischer Porosity Tester Offers Variety

A new porosity tester from Fischer Technology offers a way to test enamel coatings of various thicknesses on a variety of substrates, the company announced.


New Coating eBooks Focus on Oil and Gas

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


PPG, Hi-Temp Make Distribution Deal

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business (PMC) has signed a global distribution agreement with Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. for select Hi-Temp® branded products.


$1M Fine Caps EPA’s 30th Refinery Suit

The federal government has inflicted yet another blow—its 30th, to be exact— in its ongoing effort to clamp down on U.S. refinery air emissions, fining a Kansas operation nearly $1 million a...


New ISO Group Tackles Tank Coatings

A new international standard is likely for steel tank coatings used in the oil and gas industry, under a new working group at the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).


Free JPCL eBooks Focus On Protective Coatings

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new series of free eBooks with eight titles on bridge coating systems, coatings for petrochem plants, and other industry-specifi...


OSHA Program Targets Chemical Plants

Facilities that process and store chemicals will face heightened federal scrutiny, including more surprise inspections, under a new safety program designed to prevent catastrophic releases o...


RC Climber Integrates Fall Protector

ICM has introduced the On-Board Fall Protector, replacing the company’s standard fall protector and saving time and expense.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


$83K Fine Set in Rig Worker’s Death

A Gulf Coast oilfield services contractor faces $83,300 in fines and nine federal safety violations in the death of an oil rig worker on a barge in March.


State Dept. Clears Way for XL Pipeline

Overriding concerns from Congress, other federal agencies and the public, the U.S. State Department has determined that the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would have “no significant” environm...


Pipeline Corrosion May Face New Rules

Stronger corrosion control measures are among the mandates under consideration as the federal government weighs new safety requirements for the nation’s gas transmission pipelines.


JPCL to Launch Coating e-Book Series

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will expand its veteran coatings buying guide this fall into a new series of 10 eBooks featuring selection and specifying advice for uni...


ShawCor Lands $60M Contract, Launches Subsea Simulator

ShawCor Ltd.’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has signed a $60 million contract with Welspun Corp. Limited to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for a Burmese ...


Gas Detector Monitors Continuously

MSA has unveiled the Ultima OPIR-5 Detector, an open-path IR gas detector that provides continuous monitoring of combustible gas concentrations at a path length of up to 150 meters (nearly 5...


Refinery Tank Blast Kills 3 Painters

UK authorities are investigating the deaths of three painters and another employee in a Chevron oil refinery explosion that also critically injured a fifth worker.


Webinar Tackles Bridge Coating Specs

Navigating the complexities of specifications for bridge painting will be the topic of an upcoming free Webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Boom Seen for Pipeline Coatings, Technologies

Demand for protective pipeline coatings, anti-corrosion composites and technologies, and other specialty components will ignite annual increases of 30% or more in the global specialty pipeli...


Free Webinar Focuses on Plant Painting

Developing a maintenance painting program at a petrochemical plant will be the topic of a free SSPC-JPCL Education Series webinar Dec. 8.


 
 
   

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LPI Incorporated
LPI, Inc.

Manufactures air-powered man lifts for use in prep, paint and blast booths. Standard and custom designs.
Phone 800-657-6956 or www.lpi-inc.com


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.


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.


ABKaelin, LLC
Quality is our bottom line

Services include:
• Environmental, Health &
  Safety
• Contractor QP Certification
• Quality Assurance Programs
  and Auditing
• SSPC C3/C5 and other
  Training
• Coatings
• Design/Construction
See our website at abkaelin.com or contact us today abkaelin@comcast.net


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.


Dampney Co., Inc.
Rubber In a can!

Rubberized Spray in a
Handy Aerosol Can

• Stays flexible
• Seals off moisture penetration
• Non sagging formulation
• Will not crack, chip or peel
• Apply to wet and dry surfaces
• Paintable

 
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