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Articles (19)

Measuring Surface Profile: What’s Changed, What’s the Same

The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...

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...

Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...

Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...

Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning

by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 201...

On surface prep challenges, time & costs

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...

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

by The JPCL Staff

Why surface preparation is important

by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel

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...

Remedying excessive profile

This Month's Question: What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a ...

Characterizing Surfaces after UHP Waterjetting in New Ship Construction

by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement, France; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

The authors report on the first part of a study on the use of UHP waterjetting for se...

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...

Getting the right profile on weathering steel

Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

How Does Waterjet Cleaning Affect the Surface and Surface Preparation?

by Lydia M. Frenzel, Ph.D., Advisory Council

This article describes the history of waterjet cleaning, discusses the effect that pr...

An Overview of Preparing Concrete for Coatings: What to Ask, What to Do, and Where to Find Help

by Fred Goodwin, Fellow Scientist, BASF Construction Chemicals

Key questions to ask about the surface preparation of concrete are covered in this ar...

Coating concrete: double-check your specs

by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at...

Problem Solving Forum: Controlling Surface Profile

What are the causes of surface profile exceeding specified ranges, and how can surfac...


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Atlantic Design, Inc.

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Clemco International GmbH
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Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
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Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.

Fischer Technology Inc.

Paired with the PHASCOPE PMP10, Fischer’s new probe is quick and accurate for measuring thermally sprayed aluminum on stainless steel. Click to learn more.

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