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Application of Two-Component Epoxy Intumescent Coatings for Passive Fire Protection

by Eric P. Rennerfeldt, Graco, Inc.

There is a growing demand to use plural-component proportioning equipment to spray 10...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather


Shop Coat Versus Field Coat: the Pros and Cons

by Charles S. Brown, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

There seems to be a trend for bridge owners to believe that applying all three coats ...


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...


Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings


Painting Bolted Bridge Connections

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

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


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application


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...


Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

by Dr. Thomas J. Langill, American Galvanizers Association


Spray Application of Non-Skid Coatings

by Beth Torgerson, Graco Inc.

This installment of Basic Training explores spray application of nonskid coatings. Te...


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...


On stripe coating edge-retentive primers

When and why would I need to stripe coat if I'm using an edge-retention primer?


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

by Caleb Meacham, Solutions Consultant-WIWA LP


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...


Getting the most out of airless spray


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker


On coating a stained concrete floor

I need to coat a bare concrete warehouse floor that has visible oil stains. What are ...


Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performe...


Setting up, operating, and maintaining air spray equipment


Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Preventing and Solving Delamination During Multilayer Pipeline Girth Weld Coating Application

by J. Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The author will explain ways to prevent delamination of fusion-bonded epoxy and three...


Basic training in brush and roller application


SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

by The JPCL Staff


The Changing Face of Coating Application Equipment

by Anita M. Socci, Managing Editor, JPCL


Curing IOZ when humidity is low

If an inorganic zinc (IOZ) has not fully cured because of low humidity, can water be ...


How Product and Application Data Sheets Can Help You

by Bob Meadows and Kevin Kelleher

This article discusses the importance of reading product and application data sheets,...


Top of the News


Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

What causes blistering and crater formation in freshly applied polyurethane topcoats...


Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.


The contractor who almost got floored

by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


An introduction to how coatings protect concrete

by Charles H. Holl and Scott A. O’Connor

This month, we will briefly review the composition of concrete and why we coat it. We...


Top of the News


An introduction to the deterioration of concrete

by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

by Trevor Parry, Coating Consultant, and Bill Woods, Marinspec Associates Ltd.

The authors identify some of the stresses that marine cargo tank coatings may face du...


On sealing cracks in concrete

What is the most effective practice for crack sealing in concrete to prevent water in...


Coating Concerns for New Chemical and Petroleum ASTs

by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group

This article explores design issues and coatings considerations during construction o...


Sealing metalizing on steel

How soon after application does metalizing of steelwork need to be sealed or coated, ...


Applying FBE to Pipeline Internals

by Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC, and Dennis Graham, Yellowgate Consulting, LLC

The article details the basic steps of FBE application to pipe internals, from surfac...


The case of…the red rust on a newly applied zinc primer

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


“Specific Utility” in the Design 6 of Coating Systems for Bridges

by Clive H. Hare


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.


Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PC...


Time Is Money: Improving Shop & Field Painting Throughput by Reducing Finish Coat Handling Time

by Benjamin Fultz, Bechtel Corporation; William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Kurt Best, Bayer MaterialScience

This article reports on a study that compared the handling of three generic types of ...


A case of premature coating failure on the interior surfaces of bridge box girders

by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

by Chris McMillan, International Paint, LLC


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

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


Top of the News

Emmons to give SSPC/JPCL webinar on durable concrete repairs


The case of the coating failures waiting at the train station

by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Manager-Laboratory Services, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


When can you coat new concrete


The case of shop painting going to waste


What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

by JPCL staff

Based on information provided to JPCL about products introduced between June 2009 and...


The case of the failing railing


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

This year's Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and supplies for protec...


Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: AL - CT

by JPCL Staff

The 2010 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes mo...


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: DE - KY


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: NM - SC


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: non-US


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: SD - WY


The case of the not-so-hot roof

by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Top Contractors Focus on Quality and Innovation

by Joe Maty, JPCL

For the first time, JPCL has given a face to its Industrial Contractor Directory, wit...


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


Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines - A Challenge for the Steel Builder and Paint Applicator

by Karsten Mühlberg, Hempel (Germany) Ltd.

The author discusses the importance of corrosion protection on offshore wind turbines...


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear


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


Maintenance Tips: Repair Techniques for Prestressed Concrete Tanks

by Simon Bladon, CRL Surveys, Mitcham, UK


Problem Solving Forum: How to Handle Exposed Rebar when Repairing Concrete

What is the best approach to cleaning and protecting exposed rebar during repair of s...


Case History: Custom Platform Was Key in Lining Power Plant Stack

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...


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...


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application


 
 
   

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