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Articles (103)


Coating failure on motor housings

by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...


Can pre-project testing lead to post-application performance?

by Valerie D. Sherbondy, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Failure of a coated concrete floor

by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Managing Employee Assets

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

The author presents important insight about managing the most valuable workplace asse...


On evaluating non-visible contaminants on concrete

How do you assess salts and other non-visible contaminants on concrete surfaces?


On defining “equivalent” in a specification


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

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


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

by Vaughn O'Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.


Microscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues ...


Q&A with Lloyd M. Smith, Ph.D.


Infrared spectroscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


On replacing blistered coatings


The importance of standards

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon


Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The or...


Differential scanning calorimetry


On overcoating existing tank linings

When performing maintenance painting of tank linings, what are the pros and cons of o...


Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...


Fundamentals of stripe coating


Understanding Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections

by William D. Corbett, PCS, and Carly M. McGee, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The authors will explain the methods and processes of slip coefficient and tension cr...


Assuring the quality of abrasives


The case of the compromised propane tank coating

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


Testing adhesion of multi-coat systems

When should the adhesion of an applied coating or lining multi-coat system be tested?


Causes of amine blush

What causes amine blush in epoxy topcoats?


SSPC News


The case of…bubbles, and pinholes, and blisters, oh my!

by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.
Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Crude Truth about Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

by Michael McGlamry, Hempel USA

The author discusses the changing conditions and lining considerations for transporti...


QA/QC: Some Things Are Old; Some Are New

by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group, LLC


Quality Control Equipment and Practice Trends: 2009–Today

by Charles Lange and Brian Goldie, JPCL


SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

by The JPCL Staff


The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corro...


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Why good housekeeping is important


Q&A with Dwight Weldon

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Top of the News


Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five ...


Testing the cure of IOZ

Is the MEK rub test a conclusive test to check the cure of inorganic zinc coatings?


Basics of corrosion of steel for applicators

by Joe Pikas

The Applicator Training Bulletin series returns!


Can in-process QC prevent premature coating failures?

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Inspection and Quality: How Far Have We Come in 45 Years?

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

The author raises questions about practical improvements in inspection and quality ov...


New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complement...


Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency

by Johnny Eliasson, ABS

The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its man...


Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Coating Application

by Don Schnell, DRYCO

A quality coatings application can occur only when optimum environmental conditions a...


The Ideal Coating Inspector

by Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

Does the ideal coating inspector really exist? The author reviews the various qualifi...


How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...


The case of…failure in a filter house

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


Corrosion Protection of Cargo Tanks in Crude Oil Carriers: The New IMO Regulations

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil T...


Durability Assessment of Foul-Release Coatings

by David Tordonato, PE, and Allen Skaja, PCS, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors detail the results of laboratory tests of foul-release coatings to contro...


ISO’s Standard for Field Joint Coating: Understanding and Using ISO 21809-3

by Marcel Roche

The author reviews ISO’s Field Joint Coating Standard and discusses several aspects o...


The case of…surprise blistering and rusting on a new tank lining system

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


The Six Essential Elements of Successful Concrete Repairs

by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Quality Measures: A Cure for Fear of Failure

by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation


Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

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


The Vincent Thomas Bridge: A Study in Overcoating and QC

by William H. Hansel, Caltrans

This article describes the painting of the Vincent Thomas Bridge's east tower, highli...


Issues That Do Not Meet The Eye: Design Considerations for Lining Concrete Sludge Mixing and Storage Tanks in Wastewater Treatment Plants

by R.A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

"This article focuses on several condition assessment and design considerations asso...


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...


Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, ...


Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...


SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


The case of…too many choices

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


On the cleanliness of stainless steel


Protecting Concrete on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway Bridge

by Huang Weibo, Liu Xudong, Lu Ping, and Ma Xueqiang, Research Institute of Functional Materials, Qingdao Technological University, China.

The authors give a brief history of polyurea use in China, describe the Beijing-Shang...


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon


The Case of the Sliding Lining

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

In this month's F-Files, the application of a liner to the interior of a demineralize...


Evaluating Coatings to Control Zebra Mussel Fouling

by Allen Skaja, Ph.D.; and David Tordonato, Ph.D. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the Bureau of Reclamation’s second year of testing coatings to co...


When specifications and product data sheets conflict


On measuring WFT to predict DFT


Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting

by William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article reviews the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan and re...


On holidays in linings for immersion service


Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by ...


Using Robots in Ballast Tanks: Project Under Way to Automate Inspection of Surface Prep and Coating Work

by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft GmbH

The author discusses the project "RObots in Tanks" (ROT), which is in the process of...


The case of...three (Part 2 of 2)


The case of...three (Part 1 of 2)

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


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...


On the meaning of "nominal film thickness"


On determining dry-to-handle times in the shop


2010 Directory of Coatings Consultants

The 2010 JPCL Directory of Coatings Consultants contains information about more than ...


The case of the failing railing


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

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


The case of the mysterious cracking coating

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


The Case of...the Strange Blistering

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


Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

by JPCL Staff


The case of the not-so-hot roof

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


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


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of...A Failure to Communicate


Preventing Coating Damage in the Supply Chain of Pipelines

by Idsart van Assema, Line Pipe Logistic Innovation & Research Center

The author describes in-house employee observations as well as literature on coating ...


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field


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...


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


Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

by Rob Francis, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd

The author provides a close look at four major international standards for measuring ...


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...


Test Method for the Estimation of the IMO PSPC "Walk-On Time" for Ballast Tank Coatings

by Serafin Barreiro, Hempel A/S, Kgs.

The author reports on a laboratory study intended to devise an appropriate test metho...


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...


L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection


 
 
   

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

Automatic rotating display screen just like your smart phone. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-TATOR LABORATORY SERVICES

• Coating failure analysis
• Independent
  comparative testing
• Accelerated
  weathering testing
• Toxic metals testing
• A2LA Accredited
800-245-6379


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.


Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Graco Inc.
Graco M680 Mortar Pump

Compact and portable. Great for concrete resurfacing and repairs. Handles mortars, cementitious and filled materials.
Call 877-844-7226 or info@graco.com.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.

 
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