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Subcontracting

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Partner With Your Insurance Broker

by By Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.


NACE Takes CORROSION 2016 North of the Border


Top of the News


Bad Vibes: Using Coatings to Eliminate Vortex-Induced Vibration of Riser Strings on Deep-Water Offshore Structures

by Peter Bock

When the length of the riser piping on an oil production platform increases for struc...


The Buzz


Coatings Industry Forecast

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more t...


MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition o...


The Buzz


Top of the News


SSPC President’s Welcome

SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT will be held January 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Con...


Top of the News


Awards and Special Events at SSPC 2016

This section will preview the variety of special events, including SSPC’s Annual Busi...


The Buzz


SSPC Gets a New Home

by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


Training & Certification at SSPC 2016

This section previews the training and certification courses and hands-on workshops t...


Dr. Brian Skerry, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Editorial: A New Adventure

by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


Knocking Two Out of the Park: Recoating Highly Visible Water Tanks

by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants

This article describes the recoating of twin abandoned water tanks that overlook a bu...


Tech Program Planned for SSPC 2016

This article previews the technical program scheduled for SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCO...


Webinars on Thermal Spray Coating Application and Wastewater Specs Available in October


WEFTEC 2015 Returns to Chicago; New Orleans Welcomes WJTA-IMCA Conference


"Just Give it a Shot!" - Brooke Divan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


A Message From the Incoming SSPC President


A Message From the Outgoing SSPC President


Adventures in Tank Lining

by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, Inc.

The author recounts details of a vinyl ester tank relining project during a swelterin...


Assuring Value for the Owner - Chris Wolfgram, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.


At the Helm - Tyler Flint, Newport News Shipbuilding


Balancing Practicality, Cost and the Environment in Anti-Fouling Coating Development - Kellie Seetho, Texas A&M University


Blood is Thicker than Paint - Kyle Hough, Champion Painting


Building on a Legacy - Eric Bennung, Acrymax Technologies, Inc.


Competitive Advantage Through Value Engineering - Laura Blechl, DECO Coatings


Conquering Texas One Gage at a Time - Josh Gray, Elcometer Limited


Corrosion Crusader - Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation


From Office to Field - Robert Belisle, Jr., John W. Egan Company


Harnessing the Power of Coating Technology - Huaping Xiao, China University of Petroleum


Leading a Path to Success - Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Group


More Than Just "The Safety Guy" - Anthony Krake, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors


News From SSPC Headquarters

SSPC Hires New Executive Director


Solving Market Challenges - Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience LLC


Taking on Fuel - Mary Cole, University of Akron


Tank Woman - Jana Nyhagen, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.


Thank You (By Bill Shoup, Outgoing SSPC Executive Director)


The Art of Solid Leadership - Melissa Bentley, Carboline Company


Top of the News

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


True Detective - Chrissy Stewart, KTA-Tator, Inc.


When Best-Laid Plans Get Painted Over

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL


Project Preview

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


SSPC News

SSPC BOG elections results in


Take pride in all our military

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges


Risky Business: Exploring the Emerging Necessity of Risk Management

by Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author details the concept of risk man...


SSPC News

SSPC Structure Awards nominations being accepted


Top of the News

Free webinar guides painting over galvanizing


Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc. (retired)

by Charles Lange, JPCL

...For this “big picture” thinker, the path that eventually led him to a long and suc...


Show Preview

AWWA ACE15 in Anaheim; IBC 2015 in Pittsburgh; Mega Rust 2015 in Newport News


SSPC revises two standards


The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...


The value of G.S.T.

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

In the coatings industry, some type of introductory training is the best way to get a...


Top of the News

New webinar offers asset management tips


Coatings and Collaboration: Industry Joins Forces to Restore Historic Tanks

by Susan Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc., and Pamela Simmons, JPCL

This installment of “Profiles in Success” features the restoration of seven historic ...


SSPC News

Coatings industry leaders recognized in Las Vegas


The coatings industry comes together for a good cause


Top of the News

Top of the News


SSPC 2015 and our annual report

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Honors Top Coating Projects at Structure Awards

by Jodi Temyer, PaintSquare News

This photo essay recaps the ninth annual SSPC Structure Awards, presented Tuesday, Fe...


The Missing Man Formation: A Tribute to Mark Schilling

by Mark B. Dromgool, Randy Nixon, Mike O’Donoghue and Russell Spotten


Top of the News

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


Q&A with Alfred D. Beitelman


Show Preview

Dallas welcomes NACE CORROSION 2015


Top of the News

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


2015 Coatings Industry Forecast

Coatings industry thought leaders from diverse sectors share their perspectives about...


Project Preview

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


SSPC 2015 Update

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 3 to 6, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vega...


Top of the News

2015 kicks off with two new, free webinars


Add To Your Training and Certification at SSPC 2015


Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops


Coating Industry Comes Together at SSPC 2015 Exhibit Hall


Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015


Exhibitors At-A-Glance


Open Your Mind to SSPC 2015’s Technical Program


Q&A with Rodger Hamrick, Reglas Painting Co., Inc.

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Welcome to SSPC 2015

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held February 3–6, 2015, at the Westgate Las Ve...


Awards and Events Planned for SSPC 2015

This article describes the events planned for SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, held Feb...


Records of Work and Working Conditions


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


New Orleans welcomes WEFTEC, WJTA-IMCA conferences


Technical Program for SSPC 2015 Announced

The article previews the technical program at SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, which wi...


Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...


Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest whole...


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith...


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens...


In-Shop to Offshore: Shop Coating Steel for the Thornton Bank Wind Farm

by Ronny Van Poppel, Smulders Group

This article describes the shop coating processes used to coat steel jacket parts for...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Conforming with job requirements


Coating Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery

by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation

The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility per...


Getting to "No": How to Ask the Difficult Questions First

by Warren Brand, W Brand Consulting


Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintena...


What’s the plan, Stan?

by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Project Preview


Q&A With Ernest Dunbar

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Project Preview


Project Preview


Leadership 101 or 201, You Decide

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Project Preview


SSPC News


2013 Equipment Buying Guide

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


Messages from the outgoing and incoming SSPC presidents

by Steve Collins and Ben Fultz


Q&A with Warren Brand

by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News


News


Project Preview


Voting for the Board of Governors

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

"The 2013 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes ove...


How Not to Lead


Project Preview


Q&A with Bill Mogavero

by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News


Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA


Project Preview


Q&A with Michael Doolittle

by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC’s Annual Report

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL


The SSPC Annual Report

SSPC reports on its activities, plans, and status, including finances, from January 1...


When a good idea goes bad

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


In Situ Pipeline Coating Process Passes Saudi Desert Test

by Baker S. Hammad, BSH Engineering Consultant Office

In this article, the author explains and breaks down the In Situ coating process step...


Nine Coatings Projects Receive High Honors at SSPC 2013

by Charles Lange, JPCL

This photo essay takes a look at the winners of SSPC’s 2013 Structure Awards, given f...


Project Preview


Q&A with David Hunter

by Charles Lange, JPCL


The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL


The case of the mysterious hailstones

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


The Importance of Conferences

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Project Preview


Q&A with Dan Zienty

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Top of the News


Maintaining Cow Decks at Dairy Farms: No Parlor Game


Preserving an icon

by Dirk Uebelhoer, Corporate System Engineer, Flooring and Coating, Sika Services AG


Complex tank rehab required seeing the forest and the trees

by Chet Zalusky


The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd


In-situ coating of corroded pipelines in the Canadian oil patch

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS


Project Preview


Specifications

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Work Plan: Use It or Lose It

by Joseph Brandon and Michael Damiano, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

This article is the fifth in a series on contracting. The authors discuss the Work P...


Project Preview


SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC presented the fifth annual structure awards at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, h...


The case of… The fix is worse than the problem


Polyurea specified for dam in France

by Murphy Mahaffey, WIWA Wilhelm-Wagner GmbH & Co. KG


The story of a tankage project that could fill volumes


A systematic approach to the integration of two protective coatings companies

by Andrew Smith and Laura Costello, International Paint LLC


Rationalized Hull Inspection Systems Can Rein in Repair Bills

by Fernando Lehrer, ABS Product Development, Nautical Systems

The author discusses the American Bureau of Shipping's software-based Hull Inspectio...


Allied Painting Secures Delaware Memorial Bridge Contracts

by Alyssa Gallagher


Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significan...


Renting Equipment for Painting Projects?

by Joe Maty, JPCL

The author reports on a number of views from rental company and painting contractor r...


Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...


Supporting the Troops: Complex Strategy Worked for Repainting Ft. Lewis Water Tank

by Susan Drozdz, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, with contributions from Mike Hasbrook, Washington Industrial Coatings

In this photo essay, the authors depict the maintenance painting of a 200,000-gallon ...


On Maintaining Suspension Cables on Bridges

What maintenance needs to be carried out on the cables of suspension bridges to prev...


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...


SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on ...


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...


Antenna and Cable Attachment Methods for Water Tanks: A Comparative Study

by Dan Zienty, SEH

This is a follow-up to a May 2008 JPCL article that discussed attaching antennas and ...


Odor and Corrosion Problems in Wastewater Collection Systems and Treatment Plants: Two Related Issues Requiring Separate Control Strategies

by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

This article explains why odor control ventilation does not mitigate biogenic sulfide...


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 ...


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of Improper Selection of a Maintenance Strategy Takes Corrosion Protection from Bad to Worse

by Valerie Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Maintenance takes drawbridge from bad to worse


Market Update: A Snapshot of the Railcar Lining Business: A Slow Train Coming?

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


JPCL Salutes 25 Years of Top Leaders and Thinkers

by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The protective and marine coatings industry has been blessed with many great leaders ...


Preparing and Lining Salt Storage Bins

by Luis F. Granes, Sauereisen Inc.

What kind of surface preparation and lining specifications are suitable for resisting...


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...


Tips for Maintenance Coating Work on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

by Michael Babiarz, Line-X Protective Coatings

"All accidents can be prevented, and the goal is zero injuries."


Getting the Most out of Your Highway Stimulus Funds: A Perspective

by Robert A. Kogler, Rampart LLC

This article describes the recent infrastructure stimulus funding as a boost that cou...


A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles Co...


Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


The Economic Stimulus Package of 2009: An Update

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL; and Brian Churray, PaintSquare

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package, ...


 
 
   

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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
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Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.


Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.


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.


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Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams Oil & Gas App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the best Sherwin-Williams solutions for oil refineries, shale drilling sites, and offshore. Download today!


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
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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


RBW Enterprises, Inc.
Robotic Blast Cleaning & Painting News

RBW Enterprises has the only portable blast cleaning machine that can clean both horizontal and vertical surfaces, and pipe See more Videos at www.rbwe.com

 
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