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The Difference Between Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blasting

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


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

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

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


Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

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


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update


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

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


Advantages, Applications and Unique Considerations of Robotic Waterblast Equipment

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

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

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

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

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


On when to waterjet bridges

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

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

by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

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


Safe use of chemical strippers


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

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


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting


Setting up air abrasive blast equipment


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

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

by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

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


Safety considerations for abrasive blasting


Power tool cleaning


On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

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


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning


Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

by The JPCL Staff


Surface Preparation: A Continuing Evolution

by Charles Lange, JPCL


News


SSPC News


Why surface preparation is important

by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


Top of the News


Preparing Concrete Floors for Coatings

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

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


Preparing stainless steel for atmospheric salt service

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


What is a Green Abrasive?

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

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

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

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

by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals


Removing coal tar epoxies


How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

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

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

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

by H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries Inc.


On removing animal fats from concrete


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

by Patti Roman, Clemco Industries


On keeping steel clean in food plants


The PSPC from an Owner's Point of View

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

by JPCL staff

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


On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

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


The case of the failing railing


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

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


Getting the right profile on weathering steel


The case of the not-so-hot roof

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

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


Soluble Salts beneath Coatings - An Overview

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation


 
 
   

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CHLOR*RID International Inc.
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Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility

NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085


Atlantic Design, Inc.
BUILDING INNOVATION, NOT IMITATION

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST - NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust
preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. Contact us
for your nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Polygon
POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.


Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

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