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Articles (23)

On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

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

Problems with galvanizing

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

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...

Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest whole...

Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...

Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...

On coating a steel roof exposed to harsh conditions

What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel fact...

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...

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

by Clive H. Hare

Influence of UHP Waterjetting on Shop-Primed Steel in New Construction, Part 3

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

In this article, the authors describe the third and final part of a study that involv...

Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...

The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

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

Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...

The case of…too many choices

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

The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd

The Case of the Sliding Lining

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

In this month's F-Files, the application of a liner to the interior of a demineralize...

How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

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

The authors report on the performance of commonly used paint systems for the protecti...

The case of shop painting going to waste

2 Metals, 1 Failure

by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.

Problem Solving Forum: On Abrasive Blasting Thin Steel Substrates

What do you do when the spec calls for SSPC-SP 10, Near-White, but the metal gauge wo...

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

On lining a demineralized water tank

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a deminerali...

The case of the perplexing paint shop

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

Accelerated Corrosion of Interior Corrugated Roof Surfaces


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