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The Importance of Nozzle Selection in Waterjetting

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Focus On: Field Surface Prep

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Jared Rigo, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.


On the Corrosion Effects of Reblasted Steel

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Carl Reed and Sarah Olthof, GPI Laboratories, Inc.; and Kat Coronado and Heather Cui, International Paint, LLC

It is not uncommon during the course of abrasive-blast surface preparation to overbla...


Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Due to the risks of hydrocarbon fires or explosions and the fragility of some operati...


UHP Waterjetting for New and Aged Steel

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Joao Azevedo, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Portugal

Through performance testing and live project cases, this article confirms that when t...


Standards Used for Partial Coating Removal During Maintenance Painting

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS and Eric Shoyer, Elzly Technology Corporation

Partial surface preparation is a cost-saving concept with merit and demonstrated succ...


Zinc-Rich Primer and UHP Waterjetting in Severe Marine Environments

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, Anticorr Conseil; and Christian Favennec And Nicolas Bocca, DCNS

Studies compare waterjetting and abrasive blasting on zinc primers in severe marine e...


Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Michael Baase, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and Theodore Hopwood Ii and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

The cost of maintaining a protective coating during the service life of a bridge can ...


Prepare Galvanizing for Painting

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.


The Difference Between Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Duane T. Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

In this article, the author discusses common misconceptions about what waterjetting a...


Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools

from JPCL, August 2016


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Guerman Vainblat, PE, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Timur Kolchinskiy, EIT, Hirani Engineering

For this article, the authors compiled and analyzed three years of data collected dur...


Measuring Surface Profile: What’s Changed, What’s the Same

from JPCL, July 2016


Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Chang-Hun Lee, Byeong-Hun Do, Won-Jun Yun and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd.

The authors share processes and results of tests for velocity, spray width and work e...


SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

from JPCL, May 2016


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


Development of Materials and Process Metrics for High-Performance Abrasive Blast Surface Preparation

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Robert Kogler and Laura Erickson, Rampart LLC

The authors describe ongoing work being conducted with the Center for Corrosion Scien...


On Specifying Abrasive Sieve Size

from JPCL, December 2015


Advantages, Applications and Unique Considerations of Robotic Waterblast Equipment

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Peter Wright, WaterJet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA)

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author compares robotic waterjetting...


Basic Training: Maintaining an Old Icon with a New Technology

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Greg Peters, SABRE Autonomous Solutions, and Dr. Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The authors outline the development and implementation of Rosie and Sandy, two autono...


Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

from JPCL, June 2015

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


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

When should you specify ultra-high-pressure (UHP) waterjetting on bridges?


Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 201...


Visual surface preparation standards

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

How should surface preparation be conducted in non-sparking atmospheres?


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

from JPCL, September 2014


Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

from JPCL, August 2014


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc. Rich Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Failures in Preparation or Specification?


Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...


Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

from JPCL, May 2014


Power tool cleaning

from JPCL, February 2014


On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

from JPCL, January 2014

There are ways to increase the pressure for waterjetting above 20,000 psi. What are t...


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning

from JPCL, September 2013


Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


Surface Preparation: A Continuing Evolution

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Charles Lange, JPCL


News

from JPCL, July 2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2013


Why surface preparation is important

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2013


Preparing Concrete Floors for Coatings

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Tracey Glew, The Preparation Group

This article focuses on the importance of selecting the appropriate method and equipm...


On static electricity and abrasive blasting

from JPCL, December 2012

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and ...


Preparing stainless steel for atmospheric salt service

from JPCL, October 2012

What is the proper surface preparation for stainless steel before coating to resist a...


What is a Green Abrasive?

from JPCL, October 2012 ; by David Dorrow, Mineral Aggregates Inc.

The author discusses strides the surface preparation industry has made in green abra...


Preparing Surfaces at Wastewater Plants: An Overview of Substrates, Practices, and Standards

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The author describes how surface preparation for the use of high-performance protecti...


Influence of UHP Waterjetting on Shop-Primed Steel in New Construction, Part 3

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

In this article, the authors describe the third and final part of a study that involv...


On removing uncured coatings without blasting

from JPCL, July 2012

How do you remove all traces of an uncured internal coating from a tank when abrasive...


Six Key Points You Should Know about Concrete Surface Preparation before Coating Application

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale pour I’Armement, France; and Nathalie le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute, France

The authors report on the performance of commonly used paint systems for the protecti...


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

This Month's Question: What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a ...


Characterizing Surfaces after UHP Waterjetting in New Ship Construction

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement, France; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

The authors report on the first part of a study on the use of UHP waterjetting for se...


Concrete rehabilitation: From initial repair to coating protection

from JPCL, December 2010 ; by H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries Inc.


On removing animal fats from concrete

from JPCL, December 2010


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Patti Roman, Clemco Industries


On keeping steel clean in food plants

from JPCL, November 2010


The PSPC from an Owner's Point of View

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Carlos Augusto dos Reis Correia, Naval Architect, PETROBRAS TRANSPORTE S.A.—TRANSPERTO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The author discusses an owner’s involvement with corrosion protection inside ballast...


What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by JPCL staff

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


On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

from JPCL, July 2010

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the...


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2010

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


Getting the right profile on weathering steel

from JPCL, June 2010


The case of the not-so-hot roof

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...


Problem Solving Forum - On preparing concrete for metalizing

from JPCL, March 2010


Soluble Salts beneath Coatings - An Overview

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Part 1 in a series on soluble salts, this article offers a summary of recent research...


How Does Waterjet Cleaning Affect the Surface and Surface Preparation?

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Lydia M. Frenzel, Ph.D., Advisory Council

This article describes the history of waterjet cleaning, discusses the effect that pr...


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

from JPCL, December 2009

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


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

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.


Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field

from JPCL, November 2009

Many SSPC and ISO standards can be used in the laboratory to check the quality of abr...


Cases from the F-Files: Corrosion of powder-coated aluminum on the Gulf Coast

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Richard Burgess and Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Filiform Corrosion of Powder-Coated Aluminum on the Gulf Coast


Problem Solving Forum: On Abrasive Blasting Thin Steel Substrates

from JPCL, October 2009

What do you do when the spec calls for SSPC-SP 10, Near-White, but the metal gauge wo...


Letters to the Editor: On Units for Measuring Chloride Contamination

from JPCL, September 2009


Preparing Repair Mortars for Wastewater Service: Broom Finish or Blasted Surface?

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Vaughn O'Dea and Rick Schwab, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors summarize the results of an investigation to qualitatively assess adhesio...


Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...


The Fix That Was Worse Than the Problem

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Raymond Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Catastrophic Disbonding of an "Encapsulating Coating" Applied to Hot-Dip Galvanizing


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

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


Premature rusting of newly coated structural steel in a chemical plant

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Bruce Rutherford, Operations Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Studies on secondary surface prep after UHPWJ and on preparing concrete

from JPCL, July 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation

from JPCL, June 2009


 
 
   

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