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DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


$3.7M Suit over Crosswalk Paint Revived

The City of Portland, OR, will have to answer in court for degraded markings at a crosswalk where several people have been killed.


Pinhole Detector Offers 2 Models

TQC's new Low-Voltage Pinhole Detector allows users to inspect various coatings on conductive substrates for holidays, pinholes and other small defects using the "wet sponge technique."


Free Webinar to Hone Specs Appeal

Industrial painting projects are only as good as the specifications that guide them. But how do you prepare an effective specification that will help the contractor succeed?


The Dutch Roll Out a Better Road

Training, and treating, paving crews as professionals could be the startlingly simple answer to dramatically stronger roads, according to new research being put to the test throughout the Ne...


NJDOT Engineers Implicated in Theft

One supervisor has pleaded guilty and another remains charged with wage theft that netted the two New Jersey Department of Transportation supervisors more than $35,000, authorities say.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


Updated Liners Ease Concrete Testing

Tramex says its newly improved hole-liners make performing in-situ relative humidity testing of concrete even easier.


Particles Play with Concrete Strength

Fine-tuning chemicals at a nanoscale level in concrete and other "structurally complex" materials could be key to improving crack resistance, researchers from Rice University say.


Tool, App Turns Phone into Gage

DeFelsko Corp. has introduced a tool that works with a free mobile app to turn cellphones and tablets into virtual PosiTector gages.


Major Concrete Standard Gets Overhaul

Capping nearly a decade in development, the American Concrete Institute has updated its seminal structural concrete standard, now organized from an engineer's perspective.


Bottle Breaks Bridge's New Glass Floor

Open less than two weeks, the glass floor on London's Tower Bridge had to be temporarily closed after a beer bottle fell and shattered one of the panes.


Robot Dives into Nuclear Inspection

For the first time, an underwater robot has inspected the storage tank floor of a nuclear reactor to meet Nuclear Energy Institute requirements—no draining or diving required.


Gauge Screen Rotates Readings

A pocket coating thickness gauge from Fischer Technology now offers a rotating screen that displays readings and the menu navigation.


Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.


Global Effort Targets Onshore Corrosion

A leading technical society is calling on oil and gas industry experts to collaborate on a global project to fight external corrosion of onshore pipelines.


Wall Thickness: How Low Can You Go?

Measuring wall thickness—a key element in assessing the structural integrity of steel tanks and piping—gets an expert assist in the latest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.


Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Bonding Experience: Tips on Adhesion

A well-adhered coating system is a lot like a good relationship: Both rely on a strong bond to avoid falling apart.


MN Sees Red over Colored Concrete

Blighted by early cracking, the beauty of a colored concrete craze in Minnesota is fading fast, and officials are determined to figure out why.


Waterjetting Splashes into Free Webinar

Waterjetting fills a wide variety of removal and cleaning needs in coatings work, but how does it affect later coatings and what standards guide the process?


Free How-to: Cutting into Coatings

Sometimes being destructive is the only way to get it done—at least when it comes to measuring each layer in a coating system, according to a new how-to video that covers the basics of the T...


Navy Project to Spy Hidden Corrosion

High-speed, nondestructive imaging that can detect corrosion under marine coatings has taken a million-dollar step forward, under a new U.S. Navy contract.


Metal Gauge Has New Data Capabilities

A new metal thickness gauge from Dorset, England-based Tritex NDT boasts the ability to store readings in grid and string format directly on the tool.


Getting the Goods on Sneaky Moisture

Undetected moisture in concrete can wreak havoc with a coating project, making accurate moisture measurement a must before the project begins.


Beaming Up the Perfect Paint Job

New nondestructive technology using radiation can measure paint layer thickness and the size of embedded particles almost to the nanometer, researchers say.


Global Industrial Painter Training Set

SSPC has thrown its weight behind a leading UK painting and blasting training curriculum as part of an effort to expand the program worldwide.


Small Thickness Gage Touts Big Features

Olympus Corp. has introduced an ultrasonic thickness gage designed to make accurate measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes, tanks, and other equipment.


Q-Lab Unveils 3 Corrosion Test Units

Q-Lab, a global provider of weathering and corrosion test equipment, has introduced the Q-FOG CRH cyclic corrosion testers, designed to perform traditional salt spray, Prohesion and most cyc...


Deep-Sea Pipes Get Medical Touch

An X-ray machine used to detect fractured bones is being souped up to give the same treatment to fractured pipelines in the crushing depths of the ocean.


‘Extensive Cracking’ Closes New Stadium

A structural investigation is underway to determine the cause of “pervasive” concrete cracking in a $60 million high school football stadium that has been open less than two years.


Concrete Tells What Lies Beneath

Some cracks in concrete have been known to heal themselves, but they couldn’t report back on when they did or how the whole operation went. Now, ultrasound technology may change that.


‘Cool’ Concrete Touts Fast, Dense Cure

A new concrete claims to eliminate the harmful effects of hydration and the need for expansion cuts, according to Cool-Crete Technology Group.


Galvanizers Unveil Inspection App

A new picture-based app offers inspectors, architects and engineers a clear visual guide to surface conditions and other critical information when evaluating hot-dip galvanized steel.


New Bridge Inspection Guide Released

The nation’s leading highway and transportation organization has published a new technical guide for agencies that perform element-level bridge inspections.


3d DOD Audit Rips USACE on Afghan Work

For the third time in 18 months, the Department of Defense is reporting serious lapses in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oversight of multimillion-dollar construction projects in Afghanis...


DeFelsko Unveils New RTR Gauge

DeFelsko has introduced a new digital spring micrometer that measures peak-to-valley surface profile height using Testex Press-O-Film Replica Tape.


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against four construction firms that built a $240 million airport runway that is deteriorating and “unfit” after just six years.


Creaform Upgrades Pipeline Software

Creaform has released an updated version of its software platform for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage assessment, developed for pipeline operators and NDT service companies.


Standards Urged for Nuclear Concrete

Outdated standards, coatings issues, and no concrete repair code for nuclear power plants top a list of red flags cited by experts in a new report on the needs of the aging nuclear industry.


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


Exova Develops Custom Cracking Test

Independent testing company Exova Group Limited has announced a new, customizable oil and gas pipeline testing method for cracking.


NACE Offers Free Bridge Corrosion Paper

A white paper on how and why highway bridges corrode, along with solutions for low-cost control methods, is now available for free download from NACE International.


Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.


New Software Stores Measurement Data

A new desktop software is available for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data from DeFelsko inspection instruments.


Court Battle Pits Elcometer, TQC-USA

Global coatings instrument maker Elcometer Inc. is locked in federal-court litigation with a former employee and distributor over allegations of unlawful marketing tactics designed to steal ...


Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.


Bay Bridge Bolts Lacked Extra Testing

Missing paperwork, ignored testing, and hydrogen—all problems flagged years ago—potentially contributed to the newly cracked bolts on California’s Bay Bridge, state transportation officials ...


Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...


Shortcuts Revealed in Fatal FL Collapse

Five contractors are being blamed for a variety of shortcuts—from skipped inspections and welds to ignoring construction plans—in a Florida building collapse that killed four workers last fa...


Fischer Porosity Tester Offers Variety

A new porosity tester from Fischer Technology offers a way to test enamel coatings of various thicknesses on a variety of substrates, the company announced.


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Audit Rips Caltrans on Bridge Testing

California Department of Transportation employees falsified concrete testing data, were paid for work they did not perform, and stole steel beams and other materials from state project sites...


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


New PosiTector 6000 Goes Xtreme

DeFelsko’s new PosiTector 6000 FHXS Xtreme coating thickness gage measures coatings up to 400 mils (10,000 microns) thick in rugged environments.


WSDOT Admits Blame for Bridge Flaws

Already plagued with problems, floating-bridge construction in Seattle will now cost tens of millions of dollars more after state transportation officials conceded that their own design mist...


TQC Heats Up New Temperature Line

TQC will introduce new options and products focusing on the effect of temperature on paint-related chemistry at the 2013 European Coatings Show.


Free eBook Tackles Abrasive Selection

Choosing the best of many current abrasives options for a coating project is the focus of a new, free, expert-written eBook from JPCL.


TQC Launches SuperPIG Paint Gauge

Quality control equipment maker TQC (Thermimport Quality Control) has introduced the SP1100 SuperPIG, a destructive precision tool for inspection and thickness measurement on single or multi...


Engineers Dance to Structure’s Song

Listen up: Tuning into how a highway bridge sings in the rain can tell engineers a lot about the span's structural integrity, engineers at Brigham Young University have determined.


Thickness Gage Measures Up To 300 Mils

An updated, ultrasonic non-destructive coating thickness gage has been launched by DeFelsko Corporation.


New NACE Standard Targets Pipeline MIC

A new NACE standard tackles critical testing and diagnosis of a severe threat to pipeline interiors—microbiologically influenced corrosion.


'Bio-Concrete' Heals after Damage

Concrete infused with live bacteria that can knit their own repairs into the material is advancing in development under scientists in the Netherlands.


Pipeline Damage Software Gets Upgrade

Creaform has released a new version of its Pipecheck software that features a new module for assessing mechanical damage to pipelines.


Out of Kazakhstan: Wilson Comes Home

After four years in Kazakhstan on the world’s largest oil and gas project, JPCL Top Thinker Lee Wilson has returned home to the UK with a new position.


Webinar Tackles Pipe Coating Repair

Maintenance and inspection of below-grade pipe coating systems—critical components of transmission pipeline integrity—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Robots Take on GRP Pipe Inspection

New robotic imaging is tackling inspection of underground pipes in the European Union, with the launch of a system six years in development.


Thickness Gage Offers Multiple Options

Olympus NDT, a global provider of nondestructive testing technologies, has introduced the handheld 45MG ultrasonic thickness gage, packed with measurement features and software options.


Expert Webinar Explains SSPC’s New PA2

Navigating the demands of SSPC’s long-awaited overhaul to PA 2 will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by SSPC and JPCL.


Monument Deemed Stained But Sound

The corrosion of the St. Louis Gateway Arch—the nation’s tallest monument—is “a cosmetic problem” that does not affect the structure’s integrity, an in-depth engineering analysis has conclud...


SSPC Releases 4 New PA Standards

SSPC has introduced four new Paint Application (PA) standards related to profile measurement, polyurea application, steel test panels, and scribe undercutting.


Marker Made for Extreme Temps, Surfaces

Rough, wet industrial surfaces in extreme temperatures can be clearly marked with Markal’s new Quik Stik Mini paint marker tool, according to manufacturer LA-CO Industries.


Exova Plans Global Corrosion R&D Effort

Exova, the world’s largest dedicated testing group, will establish a multimillion-dollar global network of laboratories, led by a new corrosion center, to research and develop solutions to t...


New Gauge Measures, Communicates Color

X-Rite Inc. has introduced a handheld spectrocolorimeter designed to give companies “an inexpensive yet powerful way to record and communicate color differences to speed introduction of new ...


ICRI Releases New Technical Guidelines

Specifiers, applicators, producers and other concrete repair professionals can find updated guidance on critical topics in several new resources published by The International Concrete Repai...


Global Consultant KTA-Tator Names CEO

Coatings consultancy KTA-Tator Inc. has appointed Daniel P. Adley, CIH, CSP, as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding company founder Kenneth B. Tator, P.E.


3D Software Pulls Switch on the Swatch

The venerable paint swatch may be headed for the history books, in the wake of a new partnership that will provide real-time 3D color renderings and animation of transportation and aerospace...


Bridge Paint Mishap Ends Fair & Square

When you’re painting 55,000 little squares in 30 colors along a busy, four-lane bridge over the Rio Grande, you might expect some complications.


Free Webinar Touts Tips for Blasting QC

The secrets of top-notch performance in abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


TQC Launches Hull Roughness Test Gauge

Dutch developer TQC has extended its range of test products with the release of the DC9000 Hull Roughness Gauge, billed as “the next evolutionary step in hull roughness surveys.”


Coating Thickness Gages Go Wireless

Synchronizing coating thickness data and easy updating and networking of instrumentation are the promise of new wireless technology developed by DeFelsko Corp.


Utility Touts New Fix for Nuke Rebar

Its first idea shot down by federal regulators, Southern Nuclear has proposed additional concrete reinforcement to remedy noncompliant rebar being used in new construction at the Vogtle Nucl...


Webinar Tackles New SSPC Spec Standard

An important new SSPC standard on the specification implications of surface profile/roughness will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


New ‘Bridge Health Index’ Hones Structural Safety Assessments

A new ratings system that improves damage detection and measurement could help prevent catastrophic failures of pipelines, bridges and other concrete structures, scientists say.


ASTM Launches 2 Materials Journals

ASTM International, developer of technical standards worldwide, has unveiled two new online journals focusing on civil engineering materials and materials performance.


Pipeline Owners Hunt for Smarter PIGs

Under growing pressure by regulators and the public to step up safety, the pipeline industry has put in-line inspection technology (ILI) on the front burner.


Monitoring Firm Admits to Bogus Reports

A global provider of specialty services for the oil and gas industry has pleaded guilty to falsifying a Texas refinery’s air emissions reports to regulators over a two-year period.


Analyzer Measures Thickness and More

Eastern Applied Research, a longtime maker of x-ray fluorescence instruments, has unveiled the newest addition to its year-old Element Xr line of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers.


Webinar Helps Fight CUI with Coatings

Wielding the right coatings to thwart corrosion under insulation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Novasys Debuts Thickness Gauge Line

The Novasys Group, a leading Australian supplier of instruments for the paint industry, has unveiled a new series of gauges designed to measure thickness of surface coatings.


Coated Cargo Cover Patented

Sentina Inc., a New York-based producer of protective cargo coverings, has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its reusable, vacuum-sealable, and tamper-evident...


SSPC Revises QP 5

SSPC has revised its QP 5, “Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Coating and Lining Inspection Companies” in format and content.


New Lamp Boasts Faster Curing Time

Spectronics Corporation (Westbury, NY) announced the release of its Maxima ML-3500C UV Lamp, which slashes the time it takes to cure adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, and other mat...


Nuclear Plant Inspection Firm Fined

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined a major plant inspection firm $49,000 for safety and security lapses and has banned one of its former employees from NRC projects for a year.


Free Webinar Tackles New Waterjetting Standards

Detailed new waterjetting standards, coming soon from SSPC and NACE, will be the topic of a free webinar July 9 sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


MiniTest Thickness Gauges Fit a Pocket

Coating test gauge maker ElektroPhysik Inc. has introduced the MiniTest 70 series of coating thickness gauges, a line of compact instruments designed for quick and easy nondestructive measur...


Free Webinar Targets Concrete Moisture

Accurately determining the moisture content of cementitious substrates—a critical factor in coatings failure—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Nuke Pipe Coatings to Get 1st Standard

An ASTM standard now in development aims to bridge the critical gap between today’s coating technology and yesterday’s aging nuclear power plant pipes.


New Global Standard Tackles Concrete’s Environmental Impact

ISO, the world’s leading international standards organization, has developed a new standard to help the construction industry better manage the global environmental impact of concrete.


Pipe Problems Keep Nuclear Plant Closed

Plagued by inexplicably rapid pipe wear, both nuclear-power units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will remain closed indefinitely, Southern California Edison has announced.


Creaform Updates Pipecheck NDT Software

Creaform, a global provider of portable 3D measurement technologies, has released the first major update to its Pipecheck software module for pipeline external corrosion analysis.


JPCL Top Thinker Offers ‘Paint Inspector’s Field Guide’

Veteran coating specialist Lee Wilson has just released the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide, a comprehensive guide to the coatings inspection process.


High Court Allows Bridge Collapse Suit

Minnesota will proceed with its lawsuit against the engineering firm that designed the doomed I-35 bridge, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the firm’s appeal.


Stop-painting.com Unrolls Marking Tapes

Stop-painting.com has expanded its industrial floor marking lineup with the addition of Superior Mark X Markers and T Markers.


3 New Cosasco Sensors Detect CUI

Corrosion technology supplier Rohrback Cosasco has introduced three new Cosasco CUI Corrosion Sensors for detecting corrosion under insulation.


Coatings Math: Online, On the Fly

How much will it cost to clean 1,000 square feet of lightly rusted surface per SSPC SP-2? Apply a 1 mil-thick layer of alkyd epoxy on 20,000 square feet? Airless-spray three coats on 100 met...


New NDT Method Tracks Hidden Corrosion

German and Austrian researchers have developed a quick, simple, non-destructive detection technology to measure corrosion under coatings applied to steel and galvanized steel.


MPI Unveils Online Training Program

The Master Painters Institute has introduced online training and certification for a range of professionals who work with paints and coatings in commercial/architectural applications.


SSPC Seeks 2013 Award Entries, Papers

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is soliciting presentations for SSPC 2013 and nominations for its 2013 Structure Awards.


‘Sonogram’ Spots Bridge Rebar Threats

Engineers at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (EPFL) have developed a sonogram-like technology that can reveal rebar corrosion inside concrete bridges.


Free SSPC 2012 Video Sessions Released

Coating performance, concrete maintenance, corrosion under insulation and other critical topics covered at SSPC 2012 are now available as free downloadable video presentations.


ASTM Releases Coating Standards CD-ROM

The latest coating test methods, terminology and more are featured on ASTM International’s comprehensive new compilation of paint and coating standards on CD-ROM.


Shoddy ‘Big Dig’ Paint to Cost $54M

It will take about two years and $54 million to properly replace more than 25,000 Boston “Big Dig” tunnel light fixtures that are corroding due to paint failure.


Elcometer Releases Free Gauge Upgrade

Elcometer is marking the first anniversary of its Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauges with a second scheduled upgrade designed to enhance performance.


TruQC Eases Painting Site Paperwork

TruQC, of St. Louis, MO, has launched a suite of cloud-based apps for job-site documentation for the iPad, developed for industrial painting by industrial painting workers.


SSPC Offers Online Inspector Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has launched an online version of its well-known Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program.


Free Webinar to Aid Coating Specifiers

Specifiers of coatings in the complex wastewater treatment environment can gain valuable help in executing an effective spec in a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


URS Seeks Shipboard Coating Inspector

URS Corp. is actively seeking an experienced coating Inspector to inspect shipboard corrosion and preservation issues in the Norfolk, VA, area.


Nuclear Cracks Tied to Lack of Coating

A decision decades ago to forego an exterior weatherproof coating on an Ohio nuclear containment building left it vulnerable to weathering that eventually caused the 2.5-foot-thick reinforce...


DeFelsko Unveils Inspection Kits

DeFelsko Corp. has introduced PosiTector Inspection Kits, equipped with a PosiTector gage body, three probes and complete range of accessories in a hard-shell carrying case.


VA Coating Inspectors Needed

Quinn Consulting Services Inc. is seeking several experienced coating inspectors in the Virginia area for seasonal and full-time positions.


Elcometer Debuts NDT Gauges, Detectors

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has launched a new division, Elcometer NDT, which offers a comprehensive range of ultrasonic thickness gauges and flaw detectors.


Protective Coating Advisor Needed

Protective coating specialists experienced in the wind, rail, oil and gas and marine markets are being sought for a position as a coating advisor.


Consultant Seeks Coatings Inspectors

T.C. Inspection Inc. has several openings for NACE Level I and II coating inspectors for refinery, water and pipeline projects in Northern California.


Shipboard Corrosion Assessor Needed

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. has a full-time opening for an Apprentice Shipboard Corrosion Assessor at its National City, CA, location.


TQC Launches US Operation

Coatings test equipment maker TQC (Thermimport Quality Control), founded in 1977 in the Netherlands, has opened its first North American office.


TQC Unveils Krebs Viscosity Meter

TQC, the Dutch-based maker of paint and coatings test instruments, has introduced the Automatic Krebs Viscometer, for determining viscosity according to Krebs KU.


Coatings Compliance Chemist Needed

A Cleveland, OH, company has an opening in its liquid paint division for a coating regulatory compliance chemist.


Protective Coating QA Advisor Needed

A Houston-based company is seeking an experienced protective coating specialist to advise customers on the use and application of coating systems.


Paint Cues Scientists to Bridge Stress

Some people watch paint dry. Materials scientist Mark Iadicola watches it move—speck by speck. Iadicola’s work—capturing and analyzing 3D images of infinitely subtle paint movement—is part ...


Elcometer Expands W. Europe Operation

Fresh off the launch of its Japan office, instrument maker Elcometer has expanded its Western Europe operation, with new products, offices and personnel.


Ship Coating Inspection Goes Digital

Navy researchers have developed a novel ship coating inspection process that is designed to be far safer, faster, cheaper and more accurate than current methods.


Fischer Technology Opens CA Office

Fischer Technology Inc., manufacturer of coating test instruments, has announced the opening of an additional sales and service office in San Mateo, CA.


New Gardner Paint Test Manual Released

After 16 years, ASTM has published a 15th edition of the venerable Gardner-Sward Handbook, encompassing the latest information on significant paint and coating test methods and techno...


Explosion-Proof Light for Field Use

Western Technology has introduced a portable, rugged new utility light for blast, paint and inspection applications in hazardous locations.


MPI to Move Coatings Test Lab to US

MPI, the Vancouver-based institute that establishes paint performance standards, will move its coating performance lab testing operation from its Canadian headquarters to KTA-Tator Inc., of ...


Free Webinar Tackles Coating Thickness

Assuring accurate measurement of coating thickness—a critical quality control issue in protective coatings—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


CAS-MI Coated in a New Identity

Longtime independent testing provider CAS-MI Laboratories has taken on the name of its new parent company.


ASTM Revises 2 Zinc Coating Standards

ASTM International has revised two zinc coating standards for steel and iron applications: one for measuring coating weight and one for electrodeposited coatings.


X-Ray Coating Analysis Software Debuts

EDAX Inc., developer of advanced microanalysis technology, has introduced an X-ray analysis software module for anti-corrosion and other coatings.


Elcometer Opens Japan Office

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has announced the opening of its first office in Japan.


Free Webinar Tackles Coating Thickness

Assuring accurate measurement of coating thickness—a critical quality control issue in protective coatings—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


ASTM Updates Coating Test Standard

ASTM International has reissued its standard guide for testing industrial protective coatings, with editorial changes.


Surface Profile Gage Speeds Readings

The PosiTector SPG Surface Profile Gage, new from DeFelsko, has a fast measurement rate of more than 50 readings per minute, for quickly and accurately measuring surface profile over large s...


DOT Fines OH Tank Maker Nearly $4M

The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined one of the nation’s oldest tank makers nearly $4 million for manufacturing and selling what it calls “unsafe” cargo tanks used to carry causti...


ASTM Drafting Test for Sewer Coatings

ASTM International is developing a standard to help evaluate protective coatings for sewerage systems with a new test specific to these coatings.


Supplier Admits Selling Bad Bridge Concrete

A Maryland quality-control director has admitted falsely certifying that precast concrete made by his company for highway and bridge projects met government standards.


New ASTM Paint Guide Eases Sampling

A new ASTM guide standardizes a useful, fast and easy technique for collecting infrared spectra of non-aqueous liquid paints right out of the can.


Dew Point Meter Offers Probe Options

DeFelsko’s new PosiTector DPM Dew Point Meter measures and records a variety of climatic conditions with two probe options and easy conversion to other gage functions.


UV Lamp Designed for Fast Curing

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline Maxima ML- 3500C UV lamp, designed to slash the time needed to cure adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, printed circuit boards, plast...


R&D Targets Oil & Gas Pipe Corrosion

Research underway at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen is poised to provide a new model for corrosion assessment to enhance oil and gas safety.


Industry Loses DeFelsko Founder

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., died Aug. 8 from the effects of a stroke he had suffered several days earlier.


TQC Updates Cupping Test

TQC, the Dutch developer of paint test equipment, has launched a new generation of Cupping Testers with complementary color selection and other updated features.


ASTM Crafting First Dry Fall Standard

ASTM International is seeking the input of coating manufacturers, architects, engineers, facility owners and end users as it develops the first standard for determining the dry-fall properti...


Pulsed Holiday Detector Aids Safety

Elcometer has introduced the 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector, designed for greater safety, ease of use and reliability.


‘Elcometer U.’ Makes Debut with Class

Elcometer Inc., a global provider of coatings inspection equipment and software, has capped and gowned its customer training and support component with a wide-ranging new website known as El...


$24.5M for Coatings Research Keeps Mach 2.5 Raindrops Fallin’

Supersonic rain experiments and other leading-edge protective coatings testing will continue at the University of Dayton Research Institute, thanks to a new $24.5 million contract from the U...


MIC Corrosion Tek Bows ‘Lab in a Pig’

MIC Corrosion Tek LLC has introduced MIC-Pig, a pipeline pig that gathers information on internal corrosion and black powder as it travels down a pipeline.


Atlas Enhances Weather-Ometer

Atlas Material Testing has introduced a new technology for its Weather-Ometer that enhances temperature measurement and recording.


SSPC Launches PCI Level 3

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the release of the next level of its Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program: PCI Level 3.


Firms Admit Corrosion Monitoring Scam

Two UK companies have reached an out-of-court settlement with California’s Rohrback Cosasco Systems, admitting that they misrepresented equipment supplied to oil and gas customers as having ...


Abhe & Svoboda Wins Aqueduct Coating Contract

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, CA) awarded a contract of $6,183,310 to Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, to perform lead abatement and coatings application on the Mo...


Texas Bridge Partners to Recoat Sunshine Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development awarded a contract of $6,223,574 to Texas Bridge Partners, LLP, of Humble, TX, to perform superstructure and substructure painting ...


Atlas Unveils WXView Data Software

Atlas Material Testing Solutions has introduced a new control system for its Ci4000 and Ci5000 model Weather-Ometers.


Webinar Sticks to Adhesion Testing

The practical how-tos of pull-off adhesion testing will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Fischer Integrates New Unit, Software

Fischer Technology has introduced the Dualscope FMP100, a touchscreen coating thickness measurement instrument designed to combine the capabilities of PC-based lab instruments with the manag...


Concrete Tester Enters US Market

Nitto Construction Co. Ltd.’s CTS-02 Concrete Tester and Surveyor, now available in the United States, is designed to test concrete strength twice as fast and more accurately than convention...


New JPCL Equipment Guide Now Available

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has just released its 24th Annual Equipment Buying Guide, listing more than 4,500 products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine co...


International Paint, Harsco Expand Market Reach

New distribution agreements will bring International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings products to the Caribbean and Central America, while a separate alliance will expand Harsco Corp.’...


Webinar Tackles Steel Coating Thickness

Achieving optimal coating thickness on irregular steel surfaces—a critical challenge for complex coatings projects— will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and ...


Curing Lamp Designed for Extra Speed

Spectroline has introduced the Maxima ML-3500C UV lamp, designed to speed curing of adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, printed circuit boards, plastics and other materials.


Thickness Gage Called Faster, Smarter

DeFelsko Corp. touts its new PosiTector 6000 coating thickness gage as more rugged, more powerful, smarter and faster than ever before.


BP Must Step Up Pipeline Maintenance

While the federal government is set to gain $25 million from settling BP’s 2006 oil spill, the pipeline coatings industry may also benefit from the deal.


Pipeline NDT Tool Organizes Data

CorDEX Instruments’ new UT5000 Intrinsically Safe Ultrasonic Tester measures metal thickness for Non-Destructive Testing and Predictive Maintenance on pipelines and fixed equipment in hazard...


Fastener Coatings Problem Bites Boeing

Proving once again that there is no such thing as a small coating job, The Boeing Co. is now changing out thousands of improperly coated fastener joints in its delay-plagued 787 Dreamliner.


$7.9M Bridge Painting Job Up for Bid

The California Department of Transportation will open bids May 18 for recoating and related work on three bascule bridges in the Sacramento area.


‘Green’ Curative Made for Epoxies

Croda Coatings & Polymers has rolled out its latest green product: Priamine 1071, for protective and marine coatings.


Denso Unveils Pipeline Coatings Line

Denso has just released Rock Shield, a diamond mesh wrap that protects pipeline coatings from damaging rock backfills or during pipeline construction through rocky terrains.


New ‘Hull Medic’ Monitors Ship Data

MACSEA Ltd., the marine technology company, has introduced Hull Medic, a monitoring service designed to provide ship owners with an independent, scientific assessment of coatings performance...


EAG Acquires CAS-MI, Chemir Analytical

Evans Analytical Group Inc. (EAG), a global provider of surface analysis and materials characterization services, has acquired Chemir Analytical Services and its affiliates CAS-MI Laboratori...


SSPC Launches New Website

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has launched its new website, designed to provide easier navigation, faster downloads and searches, and cleaner interface.


ASTM Sets Open Time Standard, Revises Humidity Test

ASTM International has established a new standard for determining paint “open time” and has revised its standard for testing water resistance of coatings under 100% relative humidity.


ASTM Debuts Concrete Profile Standard

ASTM’s Industrial Protective Coatings subcommittee has developed a new standard for replicating and measuring concrete surface profiles—one of the most important characteristics of a coating...


Elcometer Revamps 456 Thickness Gauges

Elcometer has introduced the next generation of its 456 digital coating thickness gauge, with a range of models designed to be more powerful and easier to use.


Proceq Unveils Concrete Moisture Meter

Swiss testing instrument maker Proceq has added the Hygropin Moisture Meter to its family of concrete testing instruments.


Temp-Gard Monitors Curing Process

BYK-Gardner has introduced the temp-gard temperature recorder system, for measuring and saving object and air temperature during the curing process.


Water Barriers Protect Infrastructure

Swiss security engineering developer Geobrugg AG has introduced fixed and floating waterside barriers to protect oil and LNG terminals, ships, nuclear facilities, dams, bridge piers and othe...


Accumet Launches Thickness Gauge

Accumet Products, maker of measuring, testing and setting instruments, has launched coating thickness gauge series CM8801.


Atlas Upgrades Weather-Ometer Unit

Atlas Material Testing Technology is introducing a new version of its Ci4000 Weather-Ometer, with enhancements that include Specific Specimen Surface Temperature and a sealed lamp.


NDT Crack Detector Uses Eddy Current Array

Olympus has introduced the OmniScan MX, which uses eddy current array testing for detection of stress corrosion cracking in pipelines and other pressure containment equipment.


Singleton Wins ASTM’s 2010 LaQue Award

Raymund Singleton, president of Singleton Corp. in Cleveland, OH, has received ASTM International’s 2010 Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the field of corrosi...


Webinar Tackles Bridge Coating Specs

Navigating the complexities of specifications for bridge painting will be the topic of an upcoming free Webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Elcometer Bows QA Software Upgrade, SSPC Course

Elcometer Inc. has announced a major upgrade of its coating inspection data management software in conjunction with a new “paperless QA” training session developed with SSPC for SSPC 2011.


KTA-Tator Inc. Sold to Employees

After 61 years as a family company, global coatings consultant KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA) has been sold to employees.


Elcometer Buys Dakota Ultrasonics

Elcometer Limited, the UK-based global supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced the acquisition of Dakota Ultrasonics Inc. of ...


 
 
   

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