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Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.


ROV Unit Inspects Sub-Sea Pipelines

A new, remote-controlled deepwater inspection tool for non-piggable pipelines boasts the ability to take non-destructive measurements on thin- and thick-walled pipelines at almost 10,000-foo...


Small Thickness Gage Touts Big Features

Olympus Corp. has introduced an ultrasonic thickness gage designed to make accurate measurements from one side on internally corroded or eroded metal pipes, tanks, and other equipment.


New Gauges Work with Mobile Devices

New inspection gauges from Elcometer transfer data directly to mobile devices to produce instant inspection reports, the company announced.


Deep-Sea Pipes Get Medical Touch

An X-ray machine used to detect fractured bones is being souped up to give the same treatment to fractured pipelines in the crushing depths of the ocean.


Galvanizers Unveil Inspection App

A new picture-based app offers inspectors, architects and engineers a clear visual guide to surface conditions and other critical information when evaluating hot-dip galvanized steel.


DeFelsko Unveils New RTR Gauge

DeFelsko has introduced a new digital spring micrometer that measures peak-to-valley surface profile height using Testex Press-O-Film Replica Tape.


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.


Offshore Workers Target Troubled Copter

Tens of thousands of offshore inspectors, technicians and other professionals are seeking to ground a transport helicopter that has been involved in five major incidents in four years, inclu...


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


New Software Stores Measurement Data

A new desktop software is available for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data from DeFelsko inspection instruments.


MA Bill Seeks Tank Inspection Change

Paint companies could see fewer storage tank inspections and related fees in Massachusetts under a bill seeking to amend annual inspection laws, said the American Coatings Association.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


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...


$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.


WSDOT Announces Bridge Coating Project

Washington State is seeking proposals for cleaning and recoating the Nisqually River Bridges—a contract estimated at $5 million to $7.5 million.


Maine Awards $2M+ Bridge Painting

Maine's Joshua L. Chamberlain Bridge, named for the state's famous Civil War son, will be getting a $2.1 million facelift from Olympus Painting Contractors Inc., of Tarpon Springs, FL.


Bids Sought for 420K Gallon Tank

The West Kern Water District is accepting bids until Feb. 4 for cleaning and coating the interior and exterior of the Derby Acres Tank #16, a 420,000-gallon, welded-steel ground storage tank...


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.


PBT Announces Photo Contest Winner

A dizzying view of an inspection team member rappelling from one of the world's largest telescopes has captured the grand prize in Paint BidTracker's 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.


Bids Invited for ‘Big Mac’ Painting

The Michigan Department of Transportation is accepting bids to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on the Mackinac Bridge.


KY Seeks Bridge Painting Consultant

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking engineering proposals from qualified consultants for a term contract to perform management and QA services for upcoming bridge painting project...


Remote Offshore Inspections Take Honor

Developers of an award-winning offshore inspection technology that uses Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles say the system saved hundreds of man hours and millions of dollars in its recent tri...


Final Sentence Ends OH Painting Scandal

After spending six years in his native Greece to kick a cocaine addiction, a bridge painter has finally been sentenced in the United States, ending a massive Ohio bribery scam that dates bac...


Out of Kazakhstan: Wilson Comes Home

After four years in Kazakhstan on the world’s largest oil and gas project, JPCL Top Thinker Lee Wilson has returned home to the UK with a new position.


Webinar Tackles Pipe Coating Repair

Maintenance and inspection of below-grade pipe coating systems—critical components of transmission pipeline integrity—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


USACE Awards $18M ND Dam Painting

S&S Coatings Inc., of Spokane, WA, has been awarded an $18,271,224 contract to clean and recoat the 28 spillway gates at the Garrison Dam in central North Dakota.


New Gauge Measures, Communicates Color

X-Rite Inc. has introduced a handheld spectrocolorimeter designed to give companies “an inexpensive yet powerful way to record and communicate color differences to speed introduction of new ...


NY Ports Seek Structural Coating Expert

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued an RFP for a variety of ongoing professional structural coatings consulting services.


MiniTest Thickness Gauges Fit a Pocket

Coating test gauge maker ElektroPhysik Inc. has introduced the MiniTest 70 series of coating thickness gauges, a line of compact instruments designed for quick and easy nondestructive measur...


Navy Honors Corrosion, Coating Pioneer

Keith Lucas may be a civilian, but that has not stopped him from leading a critical piece of the charge in the Navy’s long war on marine corrosion.


JPCL Top Thinker Offers ‘Paint Inspector’s Field Guide’

Veteran coating specialist Lee Wilson has just released the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide, a comprehensive guide to the coatings inspection process.


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.


Shipyard Seeks Cathodic Protection Bids

Alaska officials will accept bids June 12 for installing a cathodic protection system at the Ketchikan Shipyard—a contract estimated at up to $2.5 million.


MPI Unveils Online Training Program

The Master Painters Institute has introduced online training and certification for a range of professionals who work with paints and coatings in commercial/architectural applications.


New Coating May Reveal Plane Damage

Unseen cracks and other hidden damage to composite materials used in aircraft—a safety concern recently noted at the federal level—may get a boost from new coatings being developed to reveal...


Elcometer Releases Free Gauge Upgrade

Elcometer is marking the first anniversary of its Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauges with a second scheduled upgrade designed to enhance performance.


PaintSquare Expands Free Job Listings

Job seekers in the protective and marine coatings industry now have a rich new resource for finding their professional niche with a newly expanded Job Classified section on www.paintsquare.c...


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...


SSPC Offers Online Inspector Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has launched an online version of its well-known Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program.


Free Webinar to Aid Coating Specifiers

Specifiers of coatings in the complex wastewater treatment environment can gain valuable help in executing an effective spec in a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


URS Seeks Shipboard Coating Inspector

URS Corp. is actively seeking an experienced coating Inspector to inspect shipboard corrosion and preservation issues in the Norfolk, VA, area.


Bids Sought for $3 Million Tank Rehab

The Anchorage (AK) Water and Wastewater Utility is inviting bids for painting and other improvements at the city’s Reservoir 4—a contract estimated at up to $3 million.


NJ Awards 8-Bridge Painting Contract

A New Jersey painting contractor has been awarded a maintenance contract valued at nearly $2.5 million to clean and coat eight bridges in South Jersey.


Sources Sought for $10M Bridge Painting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking qualified veteran, HUB Zone and other contractors to clean and recoat Cape Cod’s Sagamore Bridge—a contract estimated at up to $10 million.


‘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...


VA Coating Inspectors Needed

Quinn Consulting Services Inc. is seeking several experienced coating inspectors in the Virginia area for seasonal and full-time positions.


Elcometer Debuts NDT Gauges, Detectors

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has launched a new division, Elcometer NDT, which offers a comprehensive range of ultrasonic thickness gauges and flaw detectors.


Consultant Seeks Coatings Inspectors

T.C. Inspection Inc. has several openings for NACE Level I and II coating inspectors for refinery, water and pipeline projects in Northern California.


Shipboard Corrosion Assessor Needed

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. has a full-time opening for an Apprentice Shipboard Corrosion Assessor at its National City, CA, location.


JPCL Names Top Authors; SSPC Confers Honors

Research articles on the “underworld” of VOCs, dehumidification, inspection, testing and other critical facets of protective coatings work garnered top editorial recognition Monday (Jan. 30)...


TQC Launches US Operation

Coatings test equipment maker TQC (Thermimport Quality Control), founded in 1977 in the Netherlands, has opened its first North American office.


Heater Eyed in Blast at Pipe Coater

A kerosene space heater near a cloud of polymer dust is believed to be the cause of an explosion that injured four employees at an Oklahoma pipe coating plant, officials say.


Elcometer Expands W. Europe Operation

Fresh off the launch of its Japan office, instrument maker Elcometer has expanded its Western Europe operation, with new products, offices and personnel.


Ship Coating Inspection Goes Digital

Navy researchers have developed a novel ship coating inspection process that is designed to be far safer, faster, cheaper and more accurate than current methods.


Explosion-Proof Light for Field Use

Western Technology has introduced a portable, rugged new utility light for blast, paint and inspection applications in hazardous locations.


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...


Quake-Jolted Reactors Restarting in VA

With approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dominion Virginia Power is restarting two nuclear reactors that shut down near the epicenter of the East Coast Earthquake in August.


Lloyd’s Sets Marine Coating Web Series

Lloyd’s Register has developed a new series of online coatings inspection courses, designed to ensure compliance with marine coating standards and promote maritime safety.


Spot vs. Full Job: How to Make the Call

When can spot repair and priming help facility owners and maintenance chiefs head off a full recoating job? That’s the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


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...


DOD Funds Free SSPC Training

Free SSPC training in specifying, inspection, coatings removal, abrasive blasting and other topics is now available to military personnel under a new contract with the Department of Defense ...


Elcometer Opens Japan Office

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has announced the opening of its first office in Japan.


3D Scanner, Software Aid Pipeline Inspection

Creaform, provider of portable 3D optical measurement technologies, has entered the pipeline market with a new 3D scanner and software module designed to assess and report on pipeline integr...


Industry Loses DeFelsko Founder

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., died Aug. 8 from the effects of a stroke he had suffered several days earlier.


Pulsed Holiday Detector Aids Safety

Elcometer has introduced the 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector, designed for greater safety, ease of use and reliability.


‘Elcometer U.’ Makes Debut with Class

Elcometer Inc., a global provider of coatings inspection equipment and software, has capped and gowned its customer training and support component with a wide-ranging new website known as El...


Tiny Robots Tackle Nuclear Monitoring

A tiny robot may hold the solution to one of the nuclear industry’s biggest safety challenges: inspecting the interior of underground pipes for leaks.


SSPC Launches PCI Level 3

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the release of the next level of its Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program: PCI Level 3.


Spider Debuts Access Platform

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has launched what it calls the first modular 360° blade access platform, designed to be easily reconfigured for a variety of inspection and access needs...


New JPCL Equipment Guide Now Available

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has just released its 24th Annual Equipment Buying Guide, listing more than 4,500 products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine co...


Report Sees Gold in Water Works Technology

Nothing against mousetraps, but it is new technologies for inspecting and repairing water infrastructure that will have the world beating a $20 billion path to your door in this century.


DOT Tightens Bridge Oversight, Spends $9.5M for Innovative Projects

The Federal Highway Administration will more closely monitor state bridge inspections and maintenance while funding several projects to reduce bridge congestion and extend life, under two ne...


Elcometer Bows QA Software Upgrade, SSPC Course

Elcometer Inc. has announced a major upgrade of its coating inspection data management software in conjunction with a new “paperless QA” training session developed with SSPC for SSPC 2011.


Elcometer Names Tech Support Manager

Global inspection equipment supplier Elcometer Inc. has announced the appointment of Lynn M. Hagan as Technical Development and Support Manager for the United States and Canada.


NTSB Urges More NDE in Corrosion Inspections

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending greater use of Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies to augment visual inspections of bridge corrosion in the wake of a fatal...


Pipeline Inspection Introduces ‘Total Support’

Larger inventories, additional equipment testing, simplified rentals and next-day shipping are among the features that Pipeline Inspection Co. is offering with its new Total Support Initiati...


New ASTM Book Compiles Protective Coating Standards

ASTM has released Standards for Protective Coating Application and Inspection, a new compilation of 67 industry standards.


Remote Tank Corrosion Imaging Unit Wins Patent

A newly patented video camera-and-software system allows remote, safe inspection and analysis of corrosion in tank liners and other caustic environments, the inventors say.


Non-Destructive Inspection Process Gets Patent

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been awarded a patent for a technique to detect corrosion under paint on military and commercial aircraft and other vehicles, the organization has announced...


ASTM Compiles Protective Coatings Standards

ASTM International has published ASTM Standards for Protective Coating Application and Inspection, a compilation featuring the latest research on protective-coating application and in...


Railcar Pioneer Wallace Cathcart Dies

Wallace P. Cathcart, an early pioneer of railcar linings and strong supporter of SSPC, died Monday, Sept. 20, at Chambersburg (PA) Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 86.


SSPC/JPCL Webinar to Focus on Inspection Data

"Digital Data Management for Coating Inspection Tasks on Steel Structures" will be the topic of a free SSPC/JPCL webinar this week.


Corrosion and Coatings Involved in Petition to Stop Nuclear Reactor Construction

Several environmental groups have challenged the licensing of two new nuclear reactors in Georgia, claiming the reactors have design flaws that can lead to release of radiation, according to...


SSPC/JPCL Webinar Deals with Digital Inspection Data

The SSPC/JPCL Education Series Webinar “Digital Data Management for Coating Inspection Tasks on Steel Structures," will be presented on Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. by Joe Wa...


Riley Joins Elcometer as sales manager

Michael Riley has joined Elcometer Inc. as sales manager for the U.S. and Canada, with responsibility for sales, marketing, and a stronger sales presence by the company and its expanded prod...


1500 Registrations for the SSPC-JPCL Webinars Thursday and Friday

More than 1500 registrations have been received for the SSPC-JPCL Training Days Webinars to be held this Thursday and Friday, March 25 and 26.


SSPC-JPCL Inspection-Plan Webinar Offered

The SSPC-JPCL Education Series Webinar, “Preparing a Coating Inspection Plan,” will be presented from 1:15-2:15 p.m. on March 26.


Lloyd’s Approves SSPC Coatings Inspector Program

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that effective December 1, 2009, Lloyd’s Register, the world’s largest commercial shipping classification society, has approved SSPC’s...


New Unit Inspects Sanitary, Storm Lines

From RS Technical Services in Petaluma, CA, comes the TranStar Steerable Tractor for video inspection of sanitary or storm lines.


SSPC’s PCI Program To Be Held in UAE, India

SSPC’s Protective Coating Inspector (PCI) Program will be held in the UAE and India in July and August.


 
 
   

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