by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC
This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifications led to problems with coating performance. The authors propose ways to conduct testing that potentially offer more meaningful correlations with real-world coating performance. This article won the SSPC President's Lecture Award at
PACE 2010, held February 7–10 in Phoenix, AZ.
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 the Caruthersville Bridge, an asymmetrical steel through-truss deck bridge that spans the lower
Mississippi River between Tennessee and Missouri.