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News (102)

BASF Blast Kills 2, Injures More

German authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion at a BASF chemical plant that killed two and severely injured at least six. One person remains missing after the incident, acco...

Agency Cites Coating Failure in 2015 Leak

A federal pipeline safety agency has identified external corrosion as the cause of a June 2015 gas line rupture in rural eastern Pennsylvania.

Utility Faces $3M Fine for Pipeline Blast

Washington state pipeline safety regulators have recommended a fine of more than $3 million for numerous violations, including failure to perform corrosion tests, related to a March 9 natura...

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Blogs (5)

The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolef...

Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

From Inspector's Corner by Lee Wilson

I was approached recently by a fellow coating inspector who had applied for a positio...

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Articles (20)

Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...

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Events (22)

NACE International Pipeline Coating Technology Conference

January 24 - January 26, 2017

Ageing Pipelines Conference

October 5 - October 9, 2015

International Pipeline
Conference & Expo

September 29 - October 3, 2014

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Resource Guides (1)

eBook: Transmission Pipeline Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by 3M

This eBook features an article from the Journal of Pro...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings application.

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings technology and their applications.

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Standards (8)

Aboveground Survey Techniques for the Evaluation of Underground Pipeline Coating Condition

issued by NACE

New in 2009. Presents various techniques for aboveground evaluation of the coating condition of...

SP0502-2010 Pipeline External Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology

issued by NACE

REVISED IN 2010! Covers the NACE external corrosion direct assessment (ECDA) process—a process ...

SP0210-2010 Pipeline External Corrosion Confirmatory Direct Assessment

issued by NACE

This standard practice covers the NACE external corrosion confirmatory direct assessment (ECCDA...

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Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

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.

W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts. Visit our website,

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”

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station

We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. or Call 412-931-6655.

Covestro Deutschland
What keeps contractors one layer ahead when finishing their projects?

The answer: Pasquick®. Thanks to Pasquick®, one layer of coating is saved – resulting in faster workflows and earlier project finishing. Learn more.

Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature White Paint

New Coating with not yellow, remains white and will withstand temperatures up to 1,200ºF

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