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Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...


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...


The straws that broke the camel’s back

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...


Encouraging Innovation: Environmental Regulations Drive Epoxy Formulation

by Marcelo Rufo, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This article discusses formulation and curing agent options for epoxies that allow fo...


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) sy...


High-Solids Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

by Daniel Totev, Air Products and Chemicals Europe B.V., and Marcelo Rufo, Air Products Brasil Ltda.

This article reviews the basics of high-solids epoxy coatings compared to conventiona...


Conventional Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

by Dr. Daniel J. Weinmann, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

This article provides an overview of the chemistry and properties of conventional epo...


The case of…too many choices

by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson


The case of shop painting going to waste


Cases from the F-Files - Lining a clarifier four times to get acceptable performance


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of Improper Selection of a Maintenance Strategy Takes Corrosion Protection from Bad to Worse

by Valerie Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Maintenance takes drawbridge from bad to worse


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


Market Update: A Snapshot of the Railcar Lining Business: A Slow Train Coming?

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


Cases from the F-Files: Coating Failures on Galvanized Mast Arms

by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 3: Results of the Laboratory Investigations

by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 3 of a three-part series, the authors report on corrosive stress on offshore ...


Product News


Spanning 25 Years of Development in Heavy-Duty Coatings

by Michael Donkin, International Paint Ltd.

Massive changes have occurred in coating formulation for the heavy-duty market in the...


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...


Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


On lining a demineralized water tank

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a deminerali...


The VOC Odyssey: An Epic Tale of the Green World of Coating Formulators

by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, Devoe High Performance Coatings, International Paint LLC

A snapshot of advances in the tactical approach to VOC reduction in the world of indu...


Coating Sheet Pile Structures: An Overview

by Timothy Race, Kaked LLC

This article gives an overview of steel piling and its uses; reasons for coating it; ...


Field Maintenance of Coating Systems under Insulation

by Peter P. Bock and Michael F. MeLampy, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology

The authors describe several issues associated with coatings under insulation, typica...


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 2: Results of the Site Tests

by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 2 of a three-part series, the authors report on testing the coating performan...


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...


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Special Advertising Gallery: Concrete coatings and treatments

A sampling of materials that offer an expanding array of choices to boost the appeara...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Other


The war against water

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

An array of water-repellent and waterproofing measures are enlisted in the never-endi...


Solutions that stick

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...


A realm of seemingly infinite dimensions

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

To accompany this issue’s Buying and Specifying Guide, we present this review of the ...


Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of t...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, th...


Polysiloxanes: A new chapter in the saga of silicon science

by Nicholas Wood, Degussa-Tego Coating & Ink Additives

The resin chemistry known as polysiloxanes has created coatings that offer an enviabl...


Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

by Chris J. Marshall, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Hybrid Polyurethane thick-film coatings for metal roofs deliver an impressive package...


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...


Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Steeled for rough seas

The new convention center in Ocean Shores, WA, required coatings materials that would...


Epoxies: A mission of protection

by Dr. Michael Van De Mark, UMR Coatings Institute

Coatings based on epoxy resins serve important roles as high-performance products. Ad...


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...


The quest for coatings cures

by Walter Scarborough and Joe Maty

Coatings play an important role in creating and maintaining specialized environments ...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


The right calls on coatings

by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments ...


 
 
   

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