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Blogs (12)


Wet, Dry, Other: A Surface Prep Primer

by Lee Wilson

There is a vast rage of surface preparation methods widely used within the industry t...


Dusting Off an Old Standard

by Lee Wilson

Coatings generally fail in direct proportion to their lack of adhesion. It’s rather s...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 3

by Lee Wilson

Why, when the joint standards supply so much more information, are specifiers still c...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 2

by Lee Wilson

How does a SSPC/NACE joint standard on surface preparation differ from the equivalent...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 1

by Lee Wilson

Some say the ISO standard for dry abrasive blasting is in need of a revamp. Is it? An...


A Perspective on Learning

by Amy Gibson

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch said, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate ...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Too Much Rust for the Weary

by Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage ta...


New Tools Stuck in Old-School Ways

by Tim Race

In 1973, I was playing baseball for Parkside High School Eagles with Tony Dungy. That...


One for All?

by Karen Kapsanis

I recently heard that some owners change a contract by replacing an “SSPC-certified c...


 
 
   

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