JPCL November 2004

JPCL November 2004

In This Issue...

Alternatives to Spray-Applied Linings: A View from the U.S/

by Lori R. Huffman

Move over spray-applied linings—a range of plastics used in flexible and rigid liners for primary containment in concrete tanks offers faster installation, long-term service life, and easier repair, say the manufacturers.

Guide ToSpecifying Concrete Repair Materials

by Brian Goldie

The author offers a detailed guide to the various methods and materials that can be used to repair concrete structures.

Avoiding Osmotic Blistering in Resinous Floor Coatings

by Randy Nixon

Osmotic blistering of coated concrete is responsible for many coating failures. The author explains the mechanisms of osmotic blistering, identifies the means and methods for preventing osmotic blistering, and discusses corrective methods where osmotic blistering has already occured.

Effects of Surface Preparation Methods on Adhesion of Organic Coatings to Steel Substrates

by A.W. Momber, S. Koller, and H.J. Dittmers

A number of parameters affect the adhesion of coatings to steel substrates. In this study, the authors explore surface preparation factors suitable for evaluating the quality of a steel substrate after dry abrasive blast (AB) waterjetting (UHP), and the combination of AB and UHP into a single process (UHPAB).

Containment Helps in Fast Turnaround at Shipyard

by Lee Foster

Polyethylene containment technology developed in the U.S. is making its way into Europe and the UK, where it recently helped get a new war ship in the British Royal Navy ready for sea faster than if conventional containment had been used.

Top of the News: Strong Voices Will Set Tone at PACE 2005

by Technology Publishing Company

PACE 2005 will host a general session that includes speeches by Sugar Ray Leonard, Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester (ret.), and chief officers from four major paint manufacturers. The speakers are scheduled for January 24–26 at the Las Vegas conference, which is jointly sponsored by SSPC and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

Case History: No Fuming When Concrete Is Etched at Operating Plant

by David A. Hunter and Doug Smestad

Coating concrete is critical at many industrial facilities. Coatings on concrete give facility managers greater ability to control cleanliness in the removal of oil and grease, disinfection for food product facilities, or radioactive decontamination of nuclear facilities. Concrete is also coated for safety concerns, such as the need to increase slip resistance of the concrete surface due to build-up of contamination from operations.

SSPC News: SSPC Training Courses Head for PACE 2005

by Technology Publishing Company

SSPC will offer its C-1, C-2, C-3, C-5, C-7, and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) training courses and its Protective Coating Specialist (PCS) certification exam before and during PACE 2005, the first joint SSPC-PDCA conference, which is scheduled for January 24–26, 2005, at Las Vagas’s MGMGrand. All courses will be held at the MGM, except for C-7 (location TBA).

Editorial: Responsibility

by Bill Shoup

Just the other day, an employee came into my office and told me bluntly that he had made a mistake. Of course, my first reaction was “This is not good.” The employee then explained exactly what had happened, and while the mistake was cause for concern, it was not a really serious matter. I told him to call the affected owner, tell him exactly what happened, and then call the contractor to do the same.

Project Preview: DST Constructors Awarded Ring Gate Rehabilitation

by Brian Churray

The United States Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Division awarded a contract to DST Constructors, LLC (Greybull, WY) for ring gate rehabilitation inside the Morning Glory Spillway at the Hungry Horse Dam in Montana. The contract involves cleaning, repairing, and recoating a floating ring gate. The existing coatings contain lead and other heavy metals, necessitating containment and waste disposal. The contract award amount was $587,000.

Case History: Tape and Topping Get a Grip on Containment Problem

by Lori R. Huffman

A Niagara Falls, New Yo r k manufacturer of chlorine and caustic soda used a fluoropolymer tape system and novolac epoxy-vinyl ester topping to replace a rigid fiberglass system on a concrete loading pad (Figs. 1 and 2) subject to constant impact and wear. Olin’s Chlor-Alkali Products’ plant produces chlorine, caustic soda, hydrogen, sodium hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid, and spent sulfuric acid. After using traditional, rigid fiberglass-based systems on the concrete secondary containment area of the loading pad and not getting the service life desired, the company turned to a fluoropolymer tape and epoxy novolac-vinyl ester system that offered ease of installation and resistance to harsh chemicals.

Associations: Smart Coatings 2005 Slated

by Technology Publishing Company

The Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University has organized the Smart Coatings Symposium, to be held February 2–4, 2005, in Orlando, FL. The intended audience for the symposium includes scientists at all levels; formulators and engineers involved in polymers and coating development; researchers in academia, industry, and government; and users and raw materials suppliers.

Companies: Tyco Adhesives Names VP of Global Business Development

by Technology Publishing Company

Tyco Adhesives (Norwood, MA), a part of Tyco Plastics & Adhesives, a unit of Tyco International Ltd., has appointed Eric J. Aulicino as vice president, Global Business Development, effective immediately. In the newly created position, M r. Aulicino will report directly to Tom Salmon, president, Tyco Adhesives. Mr. Aulicino is responsible for further globalizing Tyco Adhesives’ business interests.

Courses: Surface Prep Training Program Is Comprehensive

by Technology Publishing Company

A new surface preparation training program for contractors, coatings specifiers, architects, engineers, and others involved with the application, specification, or use of coatings will be held December 6-8 at International Surface Preparation Corporation’s (ISPC) Blastrac factory in Oklahoma City, OK. The program, started by ISPC, is taught by factory experts skilled in Blastrac® equipment, Sawtec® hand tools, and Schmidt® abrasive airblast equipment.

Products: Color and Gloss Measurement in One Gage

by Technology Publishing Company

BYK-Gardner (Columbia, MD) has introduced the Spectro-guide, its new instrument that combines color and gloss measurement in one unit. A higher gloss surface appears darker to the human eye than a flatter surface, even if the surfaces are the exact same color. Color and gloss have in the past been measured with two separate instruments, the company explains.

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Abrasives Inc.


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