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Preventing Coating Problems and Failures on Bolted Bridge Connections

by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Contradictory Information in a Project Specification

by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc.


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Protecting Offshore Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico: Shortcuts = Potential Havoc

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


The Mystery of the Disappearing Topcoat

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


A Hairy Situation: Coating Failure in a 10,000-Gallon Shampoo Tank

by Warren Brand Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


Failure at the Jail

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


Little Clues That Reveal Bigger Issues:
Perforations in Twin 250-Foot-Diameter Tanks

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!


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...


Sporadic Interior Pipe Corrosion and Perforations

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


The Importance Of Pattern Recognition In Failure Analysis

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

The author describes cases where recognizing patterns used in conjunction with standa...


What You See Isn’t Always What You Get: The Problem with Aesthetics

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


The Mystery of the Failing Bridge Paint


A Resilient Floor That Lost its Shine

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


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


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


The straws that broke the camel’s back

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Problems with galvanizing

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Coating failure on motor housings

by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...


Failure of a coated concrete floor

by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

by Vaughn O'Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.


Microscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues ...


Infrared spectroscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Oops, Wrong Paint!

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

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


On replacing blistered coatings


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc. Rich Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Failures in Preparation or Specification?


Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The or...


Differential scanning calorimetry


Saponification: from paint to the grave

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The case of the compromised propane tank coating

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor


The case of…bubbles, and pinholes, and blisters, oh my!

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


Q&A with Dwight Weldon

by Charles Lange, JPCL


The contractor who almost got floored

by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

by Trevor Parry, Coating Consultant, and Bill Woods, Marinspec Associates Ltd.

The authors identify some of the stresses that marine cargo tank coatings may face du...


When a good idea goes bad

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


The case of the mysterious hailstones

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


Can in-process QC prevent premature coating failures?

by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The case of…the red rust on a newly applied zinc primer

by Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The case of…failure in a filter house

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


“Specific Utility” in the Design 6 of Coating Systems for Bridges

by Clive H. Hare


The case of…too many choices

by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


A case of premature coating failure on the interior surfaces of bridge box girders

by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Stucco Unstuck

by Rick Huntley


Primer Suspect

by Rick Huntley


The case of shop painting going to waste


The case of the failing railing


Tilt-Up Gets Down and Dirty

by Rick Huntley

The dirty truth about cleaning.


The case of the not-so-hot roof

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


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


2 Metals, 1 Failure

by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


When Facelifts Fail

by Rick Huntley

It was supposed to be a quick freshener coat. Then blisters ballooned.


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


Cases from the F-Files: Introducing a Series on Analyzing Coating Failure

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

Welcome to the inaugural column in a series on analyzing failures of protective and m...


 
 
   

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