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JPCL Names Papers of the Year

LAS VEGAS—Outstanding technical papers on polyurea technology, pipeline rehabilitation and other coating topics drew top awards Tuesday (Feb. 3) at SSPC 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Towers Top Out at Record Rates

It's a tall world after all—taller than ever, in fact, with record numbers of vertiginous structures topping out in 2014 and many more ahead.


Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


Steel Intumescent Made for Fast Cure

A new fire-protective coating for steel structures promises one-hour drying and high durability.


ODOT Cannons Keep Birds off Bridge

Oregon bridge crews are using propane-powered cannons to shoo birds from an interstate lift span—a non-lethal way to discourage starlings from roosting on the bridge.


$11M to Boost Ship Tech and Training

Extensive laser peening, better training and a whole lot more robots appear headed for shipbuilding and maintenance crews in 2015, fueled by more than $11 million in new funding from the Nat...


Dampney Unveils High-Heat Epoxy

A high-performance coating for insulated and uninsulated steel and concrete surfaces is the newest offering from Dampney Company Inc.


Nylon Pipe Rolls Out in the Oilfield

The world's largest nylon producer has introduced nylon transmission pipeline that can withstand temperatures up to 200°F and pressures up to 500 PSI.


New Paint Protects High-Heat Steel

A new high-heat stainless steel paint reportedly will not discolor, chip, crack or peel at temperatures reaching 1200°F, manufacturer Dampney Company Inc. announced.


Steel Company's 3 Plants Facing Fines

An Ohio steel manufacturer faces $77,000 in proposed fines after federal safety officials discovered amputation and fall hazards following employee complaints alleging unsafe working conditi...


Fabricator Settles Paint Waste Case

A structural steel fabricator has agreed to pay $57,100 for improperly managing containers of paint and other hazardous waste.


'Cheesegrater' Bolts Raise Concern

Two bolts the size of a human arm have fallen off London's brand-new skyscraper, sending engineers scrambling to inspect thousands of others on the structure.


Spray Fights Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


2 New Options for Harsh Environments

Dow has unveiled two polyurethane products for protecting infrastructure in the harshest environments.


Massive Stage Awaits Nuclear Giant

Four years in the making, a colossal concrete floor capable of supporting 400,000 tons is now ready to support the world's largest nuclear fusion machine.


Coastal Wall Work Uncovers Shipwreck

Work on a $23.8 million steel barrier project in coastal New Jersey is at a standstill while experts try to identify the remains of a shipwreck discovered 20 feet below the sand.


CSB Urges Overhaul of Steel Standards

Federal investigators are calling for drastically improved standards for steel in petroleum facilities, where equipment is vulnerable to potentially catastrophic hydrogen attack.


WTC Contractor Indicted in $600M Fraud

A New York City steel contractor and its CEO have been charged with defrauding a federal minority set-aside program to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts on the World Trade ...


2 Killed in U.S. Steel Explosion

Two workers have died and one was injured after a pipe exploded at a U.S. Steel plant in Fairfield, AL


WV Bidding 3 Major Bridge Jobs

Two bridge coating contracts and one rehabilitation contract are all available for bidding from the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WV DOT).


Protective Coating Shuns Heavy Metal

Tesla NanoCoatings has introduced a high-performance corrosion-control coating without cadmium, lead and other heavy metals found in zinc-rich coatings.


Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge?

Oregon's Sellwood Bridge is almost 90 years old, weighs over 3,000 tons, and is chock full of lead paint, but it could all be yours—if the price is right.


BrIM Software Focuses on Steel

Bridge Information Modeling designed specifically for steel structures has a new option from Bentley Systems.


Steel Steals a Page from Bamboo

Unlikely as it seems, delicate bamboo has taught mighty steel a thing or two about strength and flexibility, researchers report.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


EMEA Gets New Fire Protection Option

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a new coating option for fire protection of structural steel in civil construction in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


New Bridge Already Needs New Paint

Although well shy of its first birthday, the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge already needs to be repainted, according to a new report.


CSB: Corroded Tanks Were Not Inspected

Severe corrosion damage unchecked by adequate inspections likely caused a January chemical spill that left nearly 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water for almost a week, according ...


Steel Horses Stun in Scotland

Two colossal steel horse sculptures, each 30 meters tall and weighing 300 tons, are standing guard over the new Forth & Clyde Canal extension at the Helix in Falkirk, Scotland.


Bids Sought for FL Dam Walkway Work

Bids are being accepted for repairs to steel girders and concrete surfaces at the Hillsborough River Dam Walkway—a project estimated at $90,000, the City of Tampa announced.


AkzoNobel Adds Potable Water Lining

AkzoNobel has introduced Interline 975P, a solvent-free, single-coat potable water lining for the North American water and wastewater market.


3-D Printed Steel: ‘Whole New Direction’

A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the use of additive manufacturing in the field of construction and ...


Grappling with Growth by the Gigaton

China has used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century.


DE Discovers Bridge Storage Issues

Cars, dirt and even military vehicles are being stored under major bridges in Delaware—conditions similar to those recently found near damaged supports of an interstate span that had to be c...


New Film Shrinks Protection to Fit

Cortec Corp. has unwrapped a new military-grade corrosion inhibitor in shrink-film form.


OSHA Cites Bad Bracing in Steel Fatality

A massive steel beam that fatally crushed a worker last year at a Boston steel fabricator was not properly braced, nor was its stability maintained, federal officials say.


Tilting Piers Close Interstate Bridge

A Delaware bridge that carries part of a major East Coast transportation artery has been closed indefinitely after several columns shifted nearly two feet out alignment.


Republic Steel Signs $2.4M OSHA Deal

One of North America’s largest steel makers will pay $2.4 million and overhaul its health and safety management to settle more than 100 federal health and safety violations cited in inspecti...


Illinois Bridge Goes AWOL

He doesn’t know where, when, why, how or by whom, but Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen is sure of one thing.


Honored Steel Bridges Show their Mettle

The engineering marvel that is the steel bridge—short or long, vehicular or pedestrian, venerable or brand new—showed an array of winning faces in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition, a...


Vikings’ Project Makes Recycling Blitz

The Minnesota Vikings’ old home may carry the dubious distinction of being the worst stadium in the U.S., but the old girl will achieve a noble goal as she goes down for the last time.


KTA’s Kline Hailed for Coatings Career

Eric Kline, executive vice president of KTA-Tator Inc., is being honored for his decades of contributions to advancing coatings technology for the structural steel industry.


1-Part Protective Clear Coat Revamped

NEI Corp. has reformulated its Nanomyte TC-5001 nanocoating, designed to improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel under severe environmental and operating...


Decrepit Bridge Refuses to Go Down

A 98-year-old bridge in Maine, said to be in imminent danger of falling, held its own against a round of explosives Thursday (Feb. 27).


Old Bay Bridge May Find New Purpose

While the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has had its share of problems, getting rid of the old structure should be a bit easier, if a novel repurposing idea pans out.


New Coating Nixes Chromate

A new coating for aluminum alloys eliminates toxic hexavalent chromium while retaining its anti-corrosion properties, developers say.


Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.


New Bay Bridge Span Leaking

Hundreds of leaks have sprouted in a supposedly watertight part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new span, and state transportation officials are trying to determine why.


JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.


Coating Offers Steel, Aluminum Guarantee

A new coating system is designed to provide maximum protection for aluminum and steel products in harsh climates and environmental conditions.


Bids Invited to Paint WV River Bridge

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Lower Pleasant Street Bridge in Morgantown, WV.


High Court: No Pay for Donning PPE

Donning and doffing personal protective equipment and getting to and from the worksite are a normal part of a worker's day and do not merit extra pay, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decl...


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


Worker Injured at Pipe Coating Company

A temporary worker at a Pennsylvania pipe coating company is lucky to be alive after a large steel pipe fell on his back and pinned him face first to the ground, authorities said.


WV Tank Leak Under Federal Scrutiny

Nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents were readying for a sixth straight day without water after a chemical leaked through a one-inch hole in a steel tank and escaped through a concrete sec...


Worker Fatally Crushed by Steel Beam

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a Massachusetts bridge steel fabricating and coating plant who was killed this week by a 12,000-pound steel beam.


Webinar Tackles Polyaspartic Protection

Polyaspartic coatings, a relatively new class of coatings, and their successful use in protective and marine applications will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL...


Concrete Training Goes Fatally Awry

One construction worker has died and two others are injured, one critically, after a retaining wall they were using to practice concrete work collapsed in upstate New York, authorities said....


Bridge Corrosion Closes MN Highway

A Minnesota interstate has been shut down after corrosion ate away at a bridge support, reportedly to the point that inspectors could see right through it.


Urethane Fights Corrosion at High Temps

Corr-Paint CP2010, new from Aremco Products Inc., is formulated to provide high-temperature corrosion resistance on copper and steel components and structures exposed to oxidation and corros...


Nuclear Plant Finds Blister, Corrosion

A Pennsylvania nuclear plant is again reporting a coating defect and corrosion in one of its units, near the site of decayed wood left in the structure.


Corrosion Blamed for Drooping Bridge

Corrosion caused a concrete pier on a Green Bay bridge to sink two feet, leaving a 400-foot section of the structure sagging across all lanes, Wisconsin officials have determined.


Bids Invited for $5M+ Bridge Painting

The Maryland Transportation Authority is seeking contractors with SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certification to clean and paint the Francis Scott Key Bridge over Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD.


Sudden Sagging Closes WI Bridge

Wisconsin officials have closed a four-lane state bridge indefinitely after a 400-foot section of the structure abruptly dropped about two feet overnight.


Jotun Offers Mesh-Free Fire Protection

Jotun has announced a new, mesh-free passive fire protection coating system for steel.


CA Engineer Pleads Guilty in Smuggling

A former Bay Bridge engineer has admitted trying to smuggle U.S. defense circuitry onto a ship registered to a Chinese manufacturer that supplied steel for the new bridge.


$4.7M Awarded for PA Bridge Rehab

A Pennsylvania painting contractor has received a $4.7 million contract to rehabilitate the 81-year-old Citizens Bridge in Kittanning, PA.


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


Concrete Key to Bigger Wind Towers

Engineers are giving wind power a boost—literally—by testing ways to increase energy production by making the towers 20 percent taller.


CA Mulls $20M Bridge Contractor Bonus

A temporary fix has the on-again, off-again opening of California’s Bay Bridge back on, but bridge officials question whether the contractor implicated in the delays should now receive a $20...


$11M Bridge Painting Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded an $11,981,648 contract to Geronimo Painting Co. Inc., of Lisbon, OH, to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on the North...


OSHA Fines Steel Producer $1.1M+

Adding to an already long list of federal health and safety violations, Republic Steel has received two dozen new citations and a proposed penalty of $1,138,500, the Occupational Safety and ...


Robot is 1-Stop Building Demo Shop

An award-winning, multitasking robot named ERO may be the next hero of the building demolition and materials recycling industries.


Painter’s Death Halts Bridge Work

The death of a bridge painter has shut down work on two Rhode Island bridges, while contractors work to develop a new safety plan, authorities announced.


Knit Wits Spin a Good Bridge Yarn

Protective coatings do a great job of keeping corrosion off bridges, but they don't exactly convey a warm, fuzzy feeling. For that, fortunately, there's Knit the Bridge, a grassroots communi...


Feds: Heat Caused Fatal Bridge Collapse

Record heat was to blame in a fatal train derailment last summer that collapsed a bridge, sending the entire structure and dozens of loaded freight cars crashing onto the street below, a fed...


ICM Designing Robot to Clean Navy Subs

A robot is being developed to tackle the challenging task of cleaning or removing coatings from the inside of bilge tanks on United States Navy submarines.


2 Indicted in Navy Contract Kickbacks

Two employees of Navy contractors are facing decades in prison after being charged in a kickback scheme that allegedly traded bribes for Navy subcontracts.


Teflon Trick Makes Bridge Move Quick

A sticky situation found a slick solution when engineers in Oregon decided to move a 3,400-ton, one-piece bridge by sliding it along tracks covered in Teflon and liquid dish soap.


High-Build Made for 1-Coat Protection

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a high-build, one-coat polyaspartic urethane designed to accelerate return to service on bridges and other infrastructure projects.


Steel Saddle Can’t Save Bridge Schedule

Repairing dozens of broken bolts on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will push back the span's highly anticipated Labor Day opening by months, officials have conceded.


At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

Not many underground water pipes get a birthday present, but not many turn 100 years old unscathed.


Chinese Steel Riles U.S. Bridge Group

The U.S. steel bridge industry is firing back at a new report describing the growing use of Chinese bridge steel and alleging lack of “bridge expertise at home.”


Amputations Bring 7th OSHA Case

Despite dozens of federal safety citations and more than a million dollars in fines to their employer, two Texas employees have suffered amputations at a Texas pipe fabricator and coating fa...


Lining Touts Severe Chemical Resistance

Sherwin-Williams' Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced Magnalux 404 FF, billed as the first styrene-free vinyl ester for use with steel and concrete substrates in the oil and...


USAF Offers $7M for Corrosion R&D

The U.S. Air Force Academy is making $7 million in grant money available for research and development of protective coatings, test methods and materials to fight corrosion.


Bridge Mishap Leaves Painters Hanging

Two bridge painters can thank their fall protection for saving their lives after a support platform gave way and left them dangling from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in New York.


New Coating Resists Humidity, Chemicals

For industrial applications where color and gloss retention are crucial, Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a new polyurea aliphatic coating.


Worms Make $3M Meal of Bridge

Worms are the likely culprits behind $3 million worth of damage that will likely delay a coastal bridge project in southern California by a year.


Agency Probed on Bad Bolt Decision

Legislators grilled California Department of Transportation officials on Tuesday, May 14, about the decision-making process that led to building the new Bay Bridge eastern span with galvaniz...


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Coating Shop with OSHA Record Burns

A steel plant coating facility cited last year for combustible residues, excessive exposures and flammable liquid hazards has been destroyed in a fire.


Graco Adds 2 Portable Airless Sprayers

Graco has unveiled a series of airless sprayers designed to handle a wide range of hot potted coatings applications.


Offshore Fires Spur New Demands on BP

For the second time in two years, regulators have ordered BP to address offshore maintenance lapses that have led to fires and risked catastrophes aboard oil and gas platforms.


Bids Invited for WV Bridge Painting

The second and final phase of cleaning and painting work on West Virginia's Hospital Bridge is now up for bid, following the project's $2.4 million first phase.


Bay Bridge Bolts Lacked Extra Testing

Missing paperwork, ignored testing, and hydrogen—all problems flagged years ago—potentially contributed to the newly cracked bolts on California’s Bay Bridge, state transportation officials ...


Disney Closes Rides after Citations

M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e is in big trouble with C-a-l/O-S-H-A.


Vietnam Slays a Dragon of a Project

A massive fire-breathing dragon is standing guard over a Vietnamese river. But there’s no princess to save on the other side. What this dragon is rescuing is a coagulated transportation prob...


Mall Principals Tied to ‘95 Collapse

Both the engineer and owner of the doomed Elliot Lake mall had similar connections to a Michigan mall that partially collapsed in 1995, the Elliot Lake Commission Inquiry learned last week.


Steel Tank Makers Elect Leaders

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association have elected their officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.


Bad Bolts Snag Bay Bridge Work

Construction on the east span of California’s new Bay Bridge has hit a snag after workers discovered over 30 broken bolts on the new eastern span, state transportation officials announced.


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


A Bridge Abridged: Thieves Swipe Span

Extreme scrap metal collecting has worked its way from Pennsylvania to Turkey, where thieves have made off with a 22-ton bridge—the second known heist of its kind.


Mall Study: Extreme Corrosion Unnoticed

The only surprise in last summer's fatal cave-in at an Ontario shopping mall is that it didn't happen a lot sooner.


NYC Invites Bridge Inspection Bids

New York City’s Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority is requesting expressions of interest for construction administration and inspection services for repairs on the Verrazano-Narrows Brid...


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


Protective Coating Skips Pretreatment

Researchers in Spain have developed a coating that reportedly offers enhanced corrosion protection to steel and other metals while eliminating the need for pretreatment.


$10M Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Blue Bridge will bring $10,070,000 in green to an Ohio painting contractor, under a newly awarded cleaning and coating contract.


Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


Containment Issues Stall Plant Restart

Offline for almost two years, a Nebraska nuclear plant was told this week that it must address additional issues before being allowed to restart, according to federal regulators.


Coating Allegedly Ruined $40M Deal

Shipping container manufacturer Sea Box Inc. has filed suit against the Valspar Corp., accusing the coating maker of supplying defective paint for a $40 million container coating project for...


Survivors May Get Steel from MN Bridge

Some of the nine million pounds of steel from the fallen Interstate 35W bridge in Minnesota may be pieced off to survivors of the bridge collapse as a solemn memorial.


Death Star Petition Gets Response

The Force was strong, but Obi-Wan Kenobi may still be the only hope for over 34,000 people who signed a petition asking the U.S. government to build a Death Star.


Scholarship, Service Take SSPC Awards

SAN ANTONIO—A scholarly yet sassy examination of the "nether world" of Corrosion Under Insulation took the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award on the opening day of SSPC 2013.


Officials Seek $7M in Bridge Collapse

Kentucky officials are seeking $7.1 million after emergency repairs were required when a cargo ship struck a bridge, essentially cutting it in half and causing the span to collapse last Janu...


Feds Challenge Chevron on Pipe Material

Federal officials are pressing Chevron to justify its selection of an alloy pipe to replace the carbon-steel pipe destroyed in an August blaze at the company's refinery in Richmond, CA.


Hempel Patents 2-Coat Protection

Coating maker Hempel has gained a patent for its two-coat, low-solvent protective paint system for refineries, the chemical industry, power generation, infrastructure projects and wind turbi...


OH Painter Awarded $25M Bridge Contract

Louisiana officials have awarded a $25,137,642 contract to North Star Painting of Youngstown, OH, for the second phase of painting on the 8,236-foot-long Sunshine Bridge.


NEI Releases Protective Coating in U.S.

Nanomaterials maker NEI Corp. has introduced a flexible coating product designed to protect oxidizing steel and aluminum exposed to corrosive chemicals or harsh environmental conditions.


Bay Bridge Shows its 'War on Corrosion'

How do you fight corrosion in 17,399 packed steel wires holding up the world’s largest self-anchored suspension bridge? Very, very carefully--harnessing the nation's top engineering minds an...


Corrosion Eyed in 2nd Refinery Fire

The neglected corrosion suspected in a recent explosion at Chevron Corp.’s refinery in Richmond, CA, may also have caused a 2011 fire that prompted employee complaints about the problem, new...


Death Toll Climbs in FL Collapse

As sadly expected, recovery workers on the scene of a building collapse at Miami Dade College have found another victim in the wreckage, bringing the death toll in the accident to four.


Contractor: Crane Hit Doomed Garage

A crane “bumped a support column” on a five-story parking garage two days before the structure pancaked on top of workers, killing three in Doral, FL, the contractor now says.


Robots Take on GRP Pipe Inspection

New robotic imaging is tackling inspection of underground pipes in the European Union, with the launch of a system six years in development.


UM Unplugs Bridge Safety Technology

New “smart bridge” technologies being developed by engineering teams at the University of Maryland may help prevent catastrophic failures like the one that befell the I-35 Bridge in Minneapo...


Monument Deemed Stained But Sound

The corrosion of the St. Louis Gateway Arch—the nation’s tallest monument—is “a cosmetic problem” that does not affect the structure’s integrity, an in-depth engineering analysis has conclud...


Nanotube Coating Gets $100K R&D Boost

A new corrosion-resistant steel coating made with fullerene carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has drawn its third honor in less than a year—and, this time, a major grant to further development.


SSPC Releases 4 New PA Standards

SSPC has introduced four new Paint Application (PA) standards related to profile measurement, polyurea application, steel test panels, and scribe undercutting.


New Fireproofing Meets Latest Codes

Grace Construction Products has rolled out a new spray-applied fireproofing material that meets the latest bond strength requirements of the International Building Code.


Coatings Pull Slick Trick on Mussels

Silicone coatings are proving an effective new weapon in the Pacific Northwest’s war on invasive mussels.


Laminate Protects Structures in Blasts

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a blast-mitigating laminate material that meets federal anti-terrorism force protection standards for blast-resistant glazing.


$22M Driscoll Bridge Painting Awarded

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $22,289,395 contract for repairing and repainting the Driscoll Memorial Bridge—the world’s widest bridge—to Allied Painting Inc., of Franklinv...


Coating Begins on 1970 Nuke Building

A cracking, 42-year-old concrete building that shields the steel containment vessel at Ohio’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant is finally receiving a weatherproofing protective coating.


Tnemec Invites ‘Tank of Year’ Entries

Tank coating maker Tnemec is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors the innovative use of the company’s coatings on water tanks.


Utility Touts New Fix for Nuke Rebar

Its first idea shot down by federal regulators, Southern Nuclear has proposed additional concrete reinforcement to remedy noncompliant rebar being used in new construction at the Vogtle Nucl...


Bids Sought for FL Substation Painting

The Key West (FL) Utility Board is inviting bids for cleaning and recoating six steel substation buildings at its electric utility, Keys Energy Services (KEYS).


Aremco Coating Made to Withstand 1300°F

Specialty coatings maker Aremco Products has launched a protective paint designed for industrial and automotive applications of up to 1300°F.


ASTM Launches 2 Materials Journals

ASTM International, developer of technical standards worldwide, has unveiled two new online journals focusing on civil engineering materials and materials performance.


RI Awards $6.7M Bridge Painting Project

A longtime Rhode Island painting contractor has been awarded a $6.7 million contract to clean and recoat the historic Mount Hope Bridge, which connects Portsmouth and Bristol, RI, over Mount...


Protective Coating Made to Self-Heal

Nanoscale materials maker NEI Corp. has introduced a two-layer coating designed to significantly improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel.


Fabrication Plant Draws 3rd OSHA Case

A nationwide steel fabricator faces $132,000 in fines for a variety of crushing, laceration and electrical hazards at its plant in Augusta, ME—the third round of federal citations at that lo...


Coating Makers Work to Blunt New Rules

Coating manufacturers are making inroads against California’s plan to further tighten emission rules on metal coating operations, the American Coatings Association reports.


Steel Pipe Scam Ends Behind Bars

A Missouri man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison in a multistate scheme to defraud steel pipe manufacturers.


Bids Sought for 3 FL Tank Recoats

The City of Tallahassee, FL, will accept bids July 10 for exterior painting on three fuel storage tanks at its Sam O. Purdom Generating Station.


Salt Meter is Automated, Eco-Friendly

Hedon Electronic Developments has introduced a new version of its digital salt meter for steel surfaces.


Exhibit Showcases ‘Elegant Corrosion’

If black is beautiful, is rust ravishing? Apparently so, if you’re photographer Colin Winterbottom, who documents the “elegant” face of corrosion in an upcoming exhibit at the Steamtown Nat...


Worker Crushed at Steel Bridge Plant

Authorities are investigating the death of one worker and an injury of two others at one of North America’s largest steel bridge manufacturers.


Steel Products Maker Fined at 2nd Plant

Repeated failure to provide personal protective clothing and other safeguards has a Michigan-based specialty steel fabricator facing a variety of federal citations and $64,400 in fines.


Blast Disrupts Steel Mill Coating Shop

Workers escaped injury this week when a “small explosion” rocked a coating facility at North America’s largest steel mill.


WI Worker Killed Changing Light Bulb

Authorities are investigating the death of a Wisconsin worker at a steel fabrication facility who apparently suffered a fatal fall while changing a light bulb.


Carboline System Made for Dual Extremes

Carboline Co. has completed testing of a new dual cryogenic and fire-protection system that includes its new Carbotherm 730 coating.


New Steel Shelter Rising at Chernobyl

A generation after the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl spewed radioactive material over more than 60,000 square miles, construction has begun on a new steel confinement shelter to enclose the...


Fire Training Site Seeks Painting Bids

Any structure that is constantly on fire consumes a lot of paint, and Brayton Fire Training Field—the world’s largest live-fueled firefighter training facility—is no exception.


3 Workers Killed in AR Tank Blast

Three workers are dead following the explosion of an abandoned containment vessel they were dismantling at an Arkansas oil site.


Delays to Cost Bridge Project $11M

The good news: A Mississippi River bridge painting project that was funded in 2009 and set to be completed in 2011 is finally about to begin. The bad news: The delays will add more than 4...


Railroad Steel is a Steal

Fast track or fast buck? With 110 feet of hot steel under their belts, thieves in Western Pennsylvania won’t have to choose.


Graphene Coating: Non-toxic Rust Buster

Scientists have a new secret weapon in their quest for a steel coating that effectively fights corrosion without using toxic compounds.


New NDT Method Tracks Hidden Corrosion

German and Austrian researchers have developed a quick, simple, non-destructive detection technology to measure corrosion under coatings applied to steel and galvanized steel.


Larson Adds 2 Scaffold-Mounted Lights

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has introduced two new scaffold-mounted work lights for industrial painting, abrasive blasting, shipyard work and other applications.


Co-Workers Rescue Man from Acid Tank

A New Jersey man is in critical condition—but lucky to be alive—after falling 20 feet through a collapsed pipe factory roof into a tank of diluted acid.


Bay Bridge Makes Record Squeeze Play

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span project should reach another milestone Monday (May 7), as crews wrap up the gargantuan task of compacting the structure’s record-setting SAS ma...


Innovative Bridges Steeled for Gold

From quaint old footbridges to soaring modern superstructures, 18 steel bridges have earned national recognition in the 2012 Prize Bridge Awards Competition.


Steel Water Pipes on Borrowed Time?

Corrosion is eating into the underground piping of three in four North American water utilities, and thousands of miles of aging steel and iron pipes are exacerbating the problem, according ...


Steel Structure Supplier Fined $72K

A manufacturer of steel substation and transmission structures is facing $72,000 in fines and 14 federal safety violations related to combustible dust and other hazards at its plant in Louis...


Navy Steels Itself for Titanium Ships

Are the days numbered for great steel ships? It’s possible: The U.S. Office of Naval Research has announced that it is producing a full-size ship hull section made entirely of marine-grade t...


Pre-Treat Fights Rust, Lightens Prep

NEI Corp. has completed development of Nanomyte PT-20, a chromate-free pretreatment designed to improve the adhesion and corrosion resistance of painted steel while reducing surface preparat...


Protective Nanocoating Does Double Duty

German scientists have developed a low-friction metal coating that purportedly protects against corrosion and lubricates without grease.


KY Fast-Tracks Ferry Bridge Repairs

A Kentucky bridge mangled by a cargo ship in January will be back up and running by Memorial Day—months earlier than originally estimated—thanks to an emergency $7 million appropriation for ...


OR Awards $17.5M Bridge Painting

A Kentucky contractor has been awarded a $17.5 million contract for cleaning and recoating the landmark Astoria-Megler Bridge, which connects Oregon and Washington State over the Columbia Ri...


Bids Invited for NY Vessel Painting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will accept bids March 20 for painting and other maintenance on the agency’s Research Vessel (R/V) Seth Green.


Aremco Colors High-Temp Protection

Aremco has introduced colorful options for anti-corrosion coatings, to identify and protect large aluminum and steel structures up to 1100°F.


Pipe Maker Fined $469K in Repeat Case

A Texas pipe manufacturer is facing 36 federal citations and nearly $470,000 in fines for a variety of serious and repeat health and safety violations at its facility in Baytown.


‘Smart Sensors’ Track Bridge Corrosion

Engineers at Columbia University are developing “smart sensor” technology that could provide the world’s suspension bridges with the first real-time internal monitoring of a “silent killer”:...


Nuclear Cracks Tied to Lack of Coating

A decision decades ago to forego an exterior weatherproof coating on an Ohio nuclear containment building left it vulnerable to weathering that eventually caused the 2.5-foot-thick reinforce...


Coatings Maker Fined $55K for Waste

A South Carolina industrial coatings company will pay a $55,000 fine and develop a training regimen to settle federal allegations of hazardous waste violations at its facility.


Waterjetting Opens Free eBook Series

JPCL: The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new, free eBook series with Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting.


HMG Paints Unveils DTM Topcoat

HMG Paints Ltd., the UK-based independent industrial coatings producer, has introduced single-coat Monothane, made for direct application to substrates without the need for a primer.


‘Rapid Corrosion’ Blamed In Collapse, Bridge Closure

Indian officials are blaming unexpectedly “rapid corrosion” for the collapse of a massive silo that injured dozens of people this week—the same claim recently made by Quebec officials for fa...


Protective Coating Boasts Less Prep

Sherwin-Williams has expanded its Macropoxy protective coating family with Macropoxy 80, designed for application over marginally prepared steel substrates and damp surfaces.


HI Seeks Bidders for $7M Bridge Rehab

Hawaii County, HI, will accept bids Feb. 23 for a structural steel makeover of the Reed’s Island Bridge, a project estimated at up to $7 million.


Coating Offers ‘Mirage’ of Invisibility

Recent coatings research has produced more “invisibility cloaks” than Harry Potter ever dreamed of. Now, University of Texas researchers have developed another one, using the so-called mirag...


3 Groups Cited in Fatal Stage Collapse

A sound contractor, stagehand union and the Indiana State Fair Commission all share responsibility for the deadly collapse of steel staging that killed seven people at the fair in August.


Scorpion Armor Inspires New Surfaces

The desert scorpion, champion survivor of a brutal corrosive environment, has a thing or two to teach scientists about protecting material surfaces.


1-Part Steel Coating Does Dual Duty

Vibol Coatings of Belgium has introduced a water-based, one-component, zinc-rich protective coating for the protection of blasted steel.


Valspar Upgrades Cold Galv for Hot Dip

Valspar has reformulated its Industrial Cold Galv Primer to provide greater durability and crack resistance on piping, tanks, bins, machinery, heavy capital structures and vehicle bodies.


Admixture Targets Rebar Corrosion

Cortec Corp., a global provider of corrosion protection technology, has introduced a concrete admixture designed to inhibit corrosion in rebar.


Monument’s Quake Damage Detailed

From broken marble panels to bent steel to structural shifting, the Washington Monument suffered a devastating hit last summer from the relatively modest earthquake that shook North America ...


Bridge Alliance Gets $22K for Symposium

The Federal Highway Administration plans to award a $22,000 sole-source contract to The National Steel Bridge Alliance to support the 2012 World Steel Bridge Symposium in Dallas, TX.


Chromate-Free Coating Protects Alloys

Nanomaterials developer NEI Corp. has launched a corrosion-resistant, self-healing coating for magnesium alloys.


Team Turns 4D MRI Imaging on Pipelines

Physicists and engineers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed a new system to monitor and prevent pipeline ruptures using MRI medical technology.


LA Awards $4.8M Bridge Painting Work

Texas Bridge Inc. has been awarded a $4,809,850 contract to perform coating and related work on the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge, which links New Orleans with the Lower and Upper N...


AISC Honors Kulicki ’s Life in Bridges

John M. Kulicki, Ph.D., P.E, S.E., one of the foremost bridge designers of his generation, will receive the prestigious J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award for his lifetime contributions to steel bridg...


Tank Coating, Inspection Bids Sought

The Hartford (CT) Metropolitan District will open bids Dec. 15 for coatings and related work on eight existing steel water storage tanks at six district sites, and for a third-party coatings...


Historic Seaport Painting Bids Sought

The City of Tacoma, WA, will open bids Nov. 29 for concrete coating and repair, steel coating, waterproofing, fireproofing and related work on the Foss Waterway Seaport, a historic structure...


ASTM Revises 2 Zinc Coating Standards

ASTM International has revised two zinc coating standards for steel and iron applications: one for measuring coating weight and one for electrodeposited coatings.


Bids Sought for $13.9M Bridge Rehab

The Maine Department of Transportation is inviting bids for coating, steel repairs and related work on Augusta’s Memorial Bridge—a contract potentially valued at nearly $14 million.


MO Firm Gains $2.1M Basin Coating Job

Genesis Environmental Solutions, of Blue Springs, MO, has been awarded a $2,121,586 contract to clean and coat steel mechanisms in four clarifier basins, two ground storage tanks, and other...


Glass Fiber Rebar Debuts

German building materials developer Schoeck Bauteile GmbH has unveiled a glass fiber reinforcing bar, designed to prevent the structural corrosion that plagues steel reinforcement.


KY Giving Away Bridge

Psst! Hey, buddy, want a bridge? A bit old and on the narrow side, but sound. And it’s free.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


AL Railcar Plant Takes National Honor

National Alabama Corp.’s railcar manufacturing facility in Cherokee, AL, has taken national honors in the 2011 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards ...


Brothers Held in Stolen Bridge Caper

Turns out that unloading a hot 40-ton bridge isn’t as easy as it seems.


Zapping Steel Seen to Halt Corrosion

Pulses, rather than paint, may prove to be the next big thing in protecting structural steel from corrosion.


US Tests Bridge Steel Costs, Options

How do low-cost steels with improved weathering characteristics stack up to the weathering steels now in use?


Steel Bridge Stolen in Western PA

Police in Pennsylvania are scratching their heads at some resourceful—and powerful—thieves who have made off with a 50-foot-long corrugated steel bridge.


Protective Do-Over: Seattle Halts Project for Recoating

Talk about change orders. The City of Seattle has halted construction of a $75 million recycling facility in order to disassemble the prefab steel structure and recoat it with a better grade...


Facial, Eye Injuries Draw $175K Fine

A Massachusetts metal fabricator for the defense industry is facing dozens of federal citations and $175,500 in fines following a grinding accident that caused serious eye and facial injurie...


Blastrac Powers Up Global Shot Blaster

Blastrac N.A. has introduced a new, more powerful 500E Global portable shotblast cleaning system.


‘8th Wonder’ Bridge Walks New Walk

A historic bridge hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1882 has gained a new lease on life as a pedestrian walkway high above a Pennsylvania gorge.


Crane Topples During Cathedral Repair

Rains and high winds toppled a 550-foot crane this week at the Washington National Cathedral, further damaging the site and compounding the multimillion-dollar job of repairing the earthquak...


Crawler Takes Waterjetting ‘Anywhere’

Jetstream Europe’s new “go anywhere” Magnetic Crawler M250 opens up new dimensions in cleaning and preparing steel surfaces by means of high-pressure water technology.


Protective Coating Carries Hard Finish

Protective coatings maker Dampney Company Inc. has introduced a self-priming, high-gloss, high-solids coating designed for utility meters, valves and commercial and industrial equipment.


Pipeline Corrosion May Face New Rules

Stronger corrosion control measures are among the mandates under consideration as the federal government weighs new safety requirements for the nation’s gas transmission pipelines.


Tax Funds for Non-US Steel Called ‘Abuse’ of AK Bridge Aid

“An outrageous abuse of taxpayer funds” is the National Steel Bridge Alliance’s verdict on the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s plan to use federal funding to buy non-US steel and offshore fabricatio...


Marine Corrosion ‘Magic Bullet’ Takes Research Honor

An innovative, electrochemically based corrosion-prevention process using seawater has won the Research, Studies and Consulting Award at the UK’s Association for Consultancy and Engineering ...


OSHA Sharpens Eye on Metals Industries

Steel, aluminum and other metals producers, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is watching you.


Concrete Said to Add 20 Years to Bridges

Canadian researchers are touting the development of a more durable concrete that purportedly will increase the average lifespan of bridge decks by more than 20 years, compared to typical hig...


Polyurea Boasts Chemical Resistance

Ultimate Linings has introduced a fast-setting,100% solids, two-component spray polyurea for a variety of industrial concrete and metal applications.


Controversial Reactor Painting Nixed

Operators of the UK’s legendary Dounreay Fast Reactor have scrapped plans to spend $1.6 million for additional maintenance painting on the vast steel sphere that houses the reactor.


World’s Longest Sea Bridge Completed

China has announced completion of the world’s longest over-water bridge: the three-way, 26.4-mile Qingdao Haiwan Bridge.


Air Injection Stops Bridge Cable Rust

A new engineering method that prevents corrosion by regularly injecting dry air into steel bridge cables has been successfully tested on one of the world’s largest suspension bridges.


Metals Supplier Cited in Crushing of Worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Georgia-based steel manufacturer for multiple safety violations in the death of a worker who was trapped and crushed in a polish...


Recovering Global Steel Demand May Hit Record

Global demand for steel may set a record by the end of 2011, after declining by 6.6% just last year, according to a new economic forecast by steel producers.


Rusting Monument Had No Cleaning, Coating Plan

Protective coatings were never applied to the now-rusting stainless-steel exterior of the St. Louis Gateway Arch because planners considered the 630-foot monument impervious to corrosion.


Study to Probe Rusting Gateway Arch

The National Park Service has commissioned a structural study of the St. Louis Gateway Arch—the nation’s tallest monument—following reports that the steel structure is showing corrosion.


NOLA Officials Fight Army Corps On Uncoated Steel in New Levees

Local flood-protection officials in New Orleans are locked in a disagreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its refusal to coat steel pilings destined for new levees around commu...


SteelDay Plans 200+ Events Across U.S.

Seminars, facility tours, educational sessions and networking opportunities are among the more than 200 events planned across the United States for the second annual SteelDay, set for Sept. ...


'Buy American' Stimulus Rule Begins Oct. 1

Subcontractors on new construction contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be required to use only U.S.-made steel, iron and other construction materials as of Oc...


Scientists Develop ‘Self-Healing’ Metal Coating

Researchers in Japan are developing a self-healing polymer that can protect metals from corrosion and restore the substrate to its passive state.


New Units Provide Vertical Blasting

SPE International has rolled out a new series of Vertical Blast Machines, designed for storage tanks, hulls and other vertical steel surfaces.


Gemite Launches Waterproofing Line in U.S.

Construction chemicals supplier Gemite Products Inc. has introduced its waterproofing coatings line to North America, through a distribution agreement with W.R. Meadows Inc.


UK Corrosion Conference Planned

The UK Corrosion Conference will be held in NEC, Birmingham, UK, on October 27–29, 2009, in conjunction with the Correx and Surface World Exhibition.


 
 
   

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