JPCL May 2010

 
JPCL May 2010


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SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on eight coatings projects. The recipients are recognized with a photo essay.


From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on eight coatings projects. The recipients are recognized with a photo essay.


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

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.


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

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.


Plus...


News


Project Preview

Special Paint BidTracker Update on 5 Bridge Jobs

by Brian Churray and Julie Birch, Paint BidTracker


Editorial

Feel Good about Yourself

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


From the Offices of SSPC

Feel Good about Yourself

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC News


Top of the News


Problem Solving Forum

On Maintaining Suspension Cables on Bridges

What maintenance needs to be carried out on the cables of suspension bridges to prevent corrosion damage?


F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The Case of...the Strange Blistering

by Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


   
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