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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...


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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


News


Preventing overspray with a wind monitoring plan

by Julie Dean, Overspray Rx


SSPC News


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...


 
 
   

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