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Bedeviled Bridges: An Answer to a National Scandal

by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, International Paint LLC, and
Glenn Hollins, Vision Integrity Engineering Ltd

The authors explore the performance of a high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd coating t...


Acceptance Testing for Coatings in Insulated Service

by Michael F. Melampy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

This article focuses on protective coatings as part of a three-pronged approach to pr...


Zinc-Rich Primer and UHP Waterjetting in Severe Marine Environments

by Philippe Le Calvé, Anticorr Conseil; and Christian Favennec And Nicolas Bocca, DCNS

Studies compare waterjetting and abrasive blasting on zinc primers in severe marine e...


Corrosion: Domesticated and in the Wild

by Carl W. Reed, GPI Laboratories, Inc., and Kat Coronado, International Paint, LLC

This article examines the four predominant sources of corrosion that occur “in the wi...


Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Michael Baase, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and Theodore Hopwood Ii and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

The cost of maintaining a protective coating during the service life of a bridge can ...


Polyurethane Pipeline Coatings: Do Changes in Appearance Indicate Changes in Performance?

by Stuart G. Croll, Dr. Chunju Gu and Dr. Vinod Upadhyay, North Dakota State University; and Brent D. Keil, Northwest Pipe Company

Occasionally, construction delays can result in pipe sections remaining aboveground f...


Russian Roulette: Coating Performance With or Without a Sulfide Removal Treatment

by Dr. Yasir Idlibi, MICHAL Consulting; Jason Hartt, ADANAC Global Testing & Inspection; Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

Is there such a thing as “blind chance”? Enter the realm of cause and effect and lini...


Single-Component Polysiloxane Topcoat for Navy Surface Ships

by Erick Iezzi and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

This article details a recently developed, novel moisture-curable, haze gray single-c...


Coating Evaluation Process for Municipal Manholes

by Bob Murphy, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The author describes the evaluation protocol for coatings in aggressive sewer environ...


New Advances in Epoxy Coatings for Marine Markets

by James McCarthy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings


Practical In-Plant Evaluation of Two FBE Abrasion-Resistant Overcoat Systems

by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann; Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC; and Matt Dabiri, Consultant

In this article, the authors illustrate a comparison between a new flexible version o...


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...


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

by Günter Binder, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)

The author compares the accuracy of laboratory test results to that of long-term test...


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...


Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...


The Curse of the Mummy: Mysterious Tank Lining Failures in WAC Vessels

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., and Sean Adlem, International Paint LLC.; Jack Whittaker, Cenovus Energy Inc.; Doug Wade, NWS Inspection Ltd.; and Margaret Pardy, Mag Consulting Inc.

In this article, the authors outline discoveries made from forensic work to unravel e...


Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

by Vaughn O’Dea, Cory Brown and Anthony Dallen, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors present the common pull-off adhesion test methods used for concrete subst...


Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been ...


The Negative Influence of Fe2P Pigments on the
Anti-Corrosion Properties of Zinc Dust Primers

by Pascal Verbiest, Dr. Sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

This article discusses testing carried out on zinc-rich primers where part of the zin...


Close Encounters of the Third "Crude-Oil" Kind

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph. D. and Vijay Datta, M.S., International Paint LLC

The authors compare and contrast the accelerated laboratory autoclave performance of ...


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

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


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


Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...


The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...


Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...


Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...


Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...


Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions

by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience AG

This article describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that c...


Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included ...


Differential scanning calorimetry


Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether tw...


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...


SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

by The JPCL Staff


When an IOZ fails the MEK test

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?


Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...


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 ...


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson


Sealant Smarts

by Rodney Conn

Product performance is put to the test.


Testing coatings to control mussels

by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


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...


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...


New Waterborne Fluoropolymer Resins for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

by Winn Darden and Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas; and Naoko Sumi, Isao Kimura, Masakazu Ataku, and Takashige Maekawa, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.

this article describes solvent-borne and waterborne FEVE resins as well as the potent...


Green That Gets It Done

by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


Fire drill: The basics on coatings that protect

by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator Inc.

Attention to specification and application details make all the difference with use o...


Spanning 25 Years of Development in Heavy-Duty Coatings

by Michael Donkin, International Paint Ltd.

Massive changes have occurred in coating formulation for the heavy-duty market in the...


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 2: Results of the Site Tests

by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 2 of a three-part series, the authors report on testing the coating performan...


A Methodology to Evaluate the Relative Performance of Various Coating Systems

by Shuang-Ling Chong, Federal Highway Administration (retired 2007), and Yuan Yao, SES Group & Associates

This article discusses the various accelerated laboratory test methods that have been...


2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...


Durability - The Changing World of Wood

by Allen Zielnik, Atlast Material Testing Technology LLC

The evolution of wood substrates and coatings adds to the complexity of evaluating co...


New frontiers for fluoropolymers

by Liza Capino, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article examines the development and film-performance characteristics of ambient...


A firm foundation, part 2

by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of t...


Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 bi...


Finishes analysis: Techniques and applications

by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Systematic and scientific investigative procedures can contribute to the formulation ...


Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...


Defense against the microbial menace

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Coatings are being equipped for the fight, but gauging effectiveness requires scrutin...


Durability: Grading of the green

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Do eco-friendly coatings measure up in the performance exam? The subject may require ...


Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability


The art and science of intumescents

by Dan Heemstra

Thin-film intumescent coatings are seeing increasing use as a tool that offers fire-p...


Wood Coatings: Don’t get (sun) burned

by R. Sam Williams

Contrary to popular myth, allowing wood to weather before applying a finish does not ...


Durability: UV resistance - Just the tip of the iceberg for testing of coatings durability

by Allen Zielnik

How to measure sunlight resistance and evaluate UV test data


 
 
   

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