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Improving the Bottom Line in Water Project Corrosion Management

by Bobbi Jo Merten, Ph.D. and Jessica Torrey, Ph.D., U.S. Department Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation

The authors present a life-cycle costing (LCC) system that provides an economic basis...


Interior Coatings and Linings in Steel Tank Cars: Evolution of Stewardship

by Jim Molnar, UTLX

As long as railroad tank car interiors have been lined to preclude interaction of the...


Offshore Wind Farms Successful Corrosion Protection and Effective Quality Management

by Peter Kronborg Nielsen, FORCE Technology

Following an uncertain start, the present offshore coatings systems for wind farms ha...


The Buzz


Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

by [adapted by] Jim Molnar, UTLX, from the 2015 Mechanical Association Railway Technical Services Annual Conference, Protective Coatings Committee Session

Each year the Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Protective Coating...


Protecting Offshore Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico: Shortcuts = Potential Havoc

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Corrosion Management of Elevated Lattice Galvanized Structures

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Elevated lattice-form galvanized steel structures pose some quite unique challenges t...


Painting Bolted Bridge Connections

by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article explains painting faying surfaces, bolt holes and fasteners on bridges i...


Telecom Meets Water Tower

by Christopher Wolfgram and Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

More and more, telecommunications companies are using water towers as macro cell site...


Top of the News


The Buzz


MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition o...


Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interior...


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


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$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...


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New webinar offers asset management tips


Coatings and Collaboration: Industry Joins Forces to Restore Historic Tanks

by Susan Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc., and Pamela Simmons, JPCL

This installment of “Profiles in Success” features the restoration of seven historic ...


The coatings industry comes together for a good cause


SSPC Honors Top Coating Projects at Structure Awards

by Jodi Temyer, PaintSquare News

This photo essay recaps the ninth annual SSPC Structure Awards, presented Tuesday, Fe...


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith...


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Coating Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery

by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation

The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility per...


Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintena...


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What’s the plan, Stan?

by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Concrete Infrastructure Protection: Trends and Solutions

by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience


Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...


Ship Coating Maintenance & Repair

by Roy Nedal, Marine Service International AS

The author gives a contractor’s view of the present state of ship coating maintenance...


Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significan...


On Maintaining Suspension Cables on Bridges

What maintenance needs to be carried out on the cables of suspension bridges to prev...


Making History

by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...


Tips for Maintenance Coating Work on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

by Michael Babiarz, Line-X Protective Coatings

"All accidents can be prevented, and the goal is zero injuries."


 
 
   

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