JPCL November 2013

 
JPCL November 2013


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Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure

by Dr. David Tordonato, P.E., and Dr. Allen Skaja, P.C.S., U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the use of metalizing, or thermal spray coating (TSC) application, for corrosion protection on hydraulic structures. The article provides a background on metalizing, including previous research findings, and describes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s most recent research findings.


Understanding the Basics of Chemical-Resistant Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

by Gary Hall, Consultant

This article, the eighth in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coating types, describes the basic chemistry of polyesters and vinyl esters, as well as properties, concerns with the materials, and application methods.


Take Part in SSPC 2014’s Special Events, Awards

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Feb. 10–13, 2014. This article previews the special events and awards ceremonies that will be offered to attendees and their guests, including the opening and closing ceremonies, spouse and guest tours, and more.


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Top of the News


Problem Solving Forum

On ballast water treatments and coatings

Do water treatment processes to stop the transfer of invasive marine species in ballast water affect the performance of ballast tank coatings?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A With John P. Psarianos

by Charles Lange, JPCL


F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

The case of the compromised propane tank coating

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor


Applicator Training Bulletin

Assuring the quality of abrasives


Editorial

No way to run a railroad

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


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