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Corrosion Management of Elevated Lattice Galvanized Structures

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

Elevated lattice-form galvanized steel structures pose some quite unique challenges t...

Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings

Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

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...

Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

by Dr. Thomas J. Langill, American Galvanizers Association

Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...

Effect of RH on the Time Between Blasting and Priming

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/re...

Spray Application of Non-Skid Coatings

by Beth Torgerson, Graco Inc.

This installment of Basic Training explores spray application of nonskid coatings. Te...

Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interior...

Top of the News

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September

On stripe coating edge-retentive primers

When and why would I need to stripe coat if I'm using an edge-retention primer?

Psymplified Psychrometrics

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc., and Don Schnell, Polygon

The authors discuss the impact of humidity on surface preparation, coating applicatio...

On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...

Assuring good results with plural-component spray

by Caleb Meacham, Solutions Consultant-WIWA LP

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...

Project Preview

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint

Getting the most out of airless spray

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...

Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...

Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

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...

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...

Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker

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...

Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performe...

Field Application of Foul-Release Coating

by Sang Ki Chi, Seung Hyun Kim, and Byung Wan Kim Institute of Industrial Technology, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

To capitalize on the environmental and cost benefits of employing silicone foul-relea...

Setting up, operating, and maintaining air spray equipment

Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Preventing and Solving Delamination During Multilayer Pipeline Girth Weld Coating Application

by J. Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The author will explain ways to prevent delamination of fusion-bonded epoxy and three...

Fundamentals of stripe coating

Basic training in brush and roller application

On repairing polyurea coatings

The Changing Face of Coating Application Equipment

by Anita M. Socci, Managing Editor, JPCL

An introduction to how coatings protect concrete

by Charles H. Holl and Scott A. O’Connor

This month, we will briefly review the composition of concrete and why we coat it. We...

Formulating Polyureas: History and Advances

by Kevin Buck, Huntsman

This article discusses the basics of polyureas, including the history of polyurea dev...

Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

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

When a good idea goes bad

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

How coatings protect steel

by Robert Barnhart, retired from Devoe Coatings Co. (now International Paint LLC)

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...

How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...

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.

AWWA Preview

From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

by Chris McMillan, International Paint, LLC

International Bridge Conference Preview

Mega Rust Preview


Preventing overspray with a wind monitoring plan

by Julie Dean, Overspray Rx


Top of the News

The Weather Factor

by Kenneth A. Trimber

Don't let conditions rain on your painting parade. Get a sneak peek at Durability ...

What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

by JPCL staff

Based on information provided to JPCL about products introduced between June 2009 and...

New Products

New Product Spotlight

Test for Success

by Rick Huntley

Taking a few measurements during the job can head off a massive failure later.

Making History

by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...

Green That Gets It Done

by Cynthia A. Challener

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

Effective formulas for the polymer floor

by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...

What's New?

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

The latest tools and applicators provide a great start to a winning finish. Also: Buy...

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...

Recent product releases

Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

by Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

Mixing and matching of chemistries, substrates inspires creation of varied artistic i...

Getting more mileage from the metal roof

by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...

The Spec- Blueprint for success

by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint ap...


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

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

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

Find BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives

Use our online tool to search by address, city or zip code to find where you can buy BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives. Or call us toll free: 1-888-733-3646

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

Clemco International GmbH
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

CS Unitec
Remove Rust, Paint and More!

Remove coatings, corrosion & produce keyed surfaces with CS Unitec's floor planers. 8" & 10" cutting width. Gas, air & electric models.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

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