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News (84)

Pipeline Blasts Lead to Jail Time

The Chinese government has sentenced 14, including former officials of a state-owned energy company and government officials, for corrosion-related pipeline blasts that killed more than 60 p...

Plains Told to Purge Idle Line

Fearing ongoing corrosion damage, federal regulators have ordered the owner of a 130-mile pipeline in California to purge the system, though idle, of the crude that remains in the lines.

Keystone XL: Analysis and Outlook

Just days after North American energy company TransCanada asked the U.S. State Department to suspend review of its permit application, President Obama announced Friday (Nov. 6) that the cons...

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Blogs (4)

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...

Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

From Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

In the works since 1980, federal OSHA recently published new construction-specific co...

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Articles (18)

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...

The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...

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Events (21)

Ageing Pipelines Conference

October 5 - October 9, 2015

International Pipeline
Conference & Expo

September 29 - October 3, 2014

The Pipeline & Energy Expo

August 25 - August 27, 2014

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Resource Guides (4)

eBook: Protecting and Maintaining Transmission Pipeline

This eBook consists of articles from the Journal of Protective Coatings & Lini...

eBook: Transmission Pipeline Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Sponsored by 3M

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

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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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Featured Companies (2)

Church & Dwight/ARMEX

ARMEX® is an environmentally safe baking soda-based abrasive technology manufactured by the makers of ARM & HAMMER® products.

Midsun Specialty Products

Stopaq coatings are impenetrable to water, oxygen and bacteria. Save labor costs with simple surface prep and a 30 year guarantee.


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...

SP0210-2010 Pipeline External Corrosion Confirmatory Direct Assessment

issued by NACE

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

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 ...

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Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

AGC Chemicals
Midwestern Water Tower Refreshed With Beautiful LUMIFLON® Coating

LUMIFLON based coatings
can last up to, 30 years
without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces.

DeFelsko Corporation
A Smart New Way to Measure

PosiTector SmartLink and free mobile app turns your cell phone or tablet into a virtual PosiTector gage.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

U.S. Zinc
Zinc. Quality With U.S.

We provide a superior experience to each of our customers. Through added infrastructure, we have become a fully integrated REACH-registered supplier.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

GMA Garnet USA
GMA Garnet™
Natural Abrasives

- Superior cleaning
- Even Profile
- Low Dust
- Cost-Effective
- Environmentally friendly
- Recyclable up to 5 times
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