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

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC

Inspection Equipment

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

Conquering Texas One Gage at a Time - Josh Gray, Elcometer Limited

Corrosion Crusader - Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation

On Top of the World - Rudy Hudale, Avalotis Corporation

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Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...


QA/QC: Some Things Are Old; Some Are New

by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group, LLC

SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

by The JPCL Staff

The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corro...

Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology

Q&A with Pat Sweeney

by Charles Lange, JPCL

2013 Equipment Buying Guide

This year’s Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and supplies for protec...

Inspection and Quality: How Far Have We Come in 45 Years?

by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author raises questions about practical improvements in inspection and quality ov...

The Ideal Coating Inspector

by Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

Does the ideal coating inspector really exist? The author reviews the various qualifi...

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Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues

The Vincent Thomas Bridge: A Study in Overcoating and QC

by William H. Hansel, Caltrans

This article describes the painting of the Vincent Thomas Bridge's east tower, highli...

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon

Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting

by William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article reviews the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan and re...


Rationalized Hull Inspection Systems Can Rein in Repair Bills

by Fernando Lehrer, ABS Product Development, Nautical Systems

The author discusses the American Bureau of Shipping's software-based Hull Inspectio...

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...

Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significan...

Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...

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Lloyd's approves SSPC Inspector Program; JPCL, SSPC to offer webinars

2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...

The Basics of Deteriorating Concrete at Wastewater Plants: Tips on Causes, Repair, and Resources

by Heather Bayne, SSPC

This article reviews aggressive exporsures within wastewater facilities; degradation ...

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases


Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
We Protect and Beautify the World

PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600”

Versaflex Inc.
Best ANSI/NSF 61.5 Approved Potable Water Polyurea

VersaFlex Polyurea Earns Highest ANSI/NSF 61.5 Rating for High Temp Service, Minimum Tank Size and Max Thickness. Watch this FREE Webinar Today! Call 800-321-0906

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