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JPCL May 2014

 
JPCL May 2014


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Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether two-coat or three-coat coating systems would provide the best protection for bridge rehabilitation at the lowest cost. The article also breaks down the evaluation process step-by-step and explains the significance of each of the testing criteria.


Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintenance plan to maximize a water storage tank coating system’s service life even beyond the recommended 15 to 20 years. The author uses a real world, ongoing water tank maintenance plan to explain the benefits to this process.


Coating Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery

by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation

The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility personnel and coatings specialists to inspect, repair, and recoat coated infrastructure. The focus is restricted to hydropower facilities but translates well to other infrastructure. The article concludes with basic details one should consider when developing a coatings maintenance strategy.


Plus...


Editorial

What’s the plan, Stan?

by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Top of the News

Free Webinar on epoxy and vinyl ester tank linings offered


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

On coating a steel roof exposed to harsh conditions

What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel factory roof that is subject to hydrochloric acid vapors and other industrial pollutants and particulates in a hot, humid environment?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Andy Odorzynski

by Charles Lange, JPCL


F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

Saponification: from paint to the grave

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Applicator Training Bulletin

Safety considerations for abrasive blasting


Mind Your Business

Getting to "No": How to Ask the Difficult Questions First

by Warren Brand, W Brand Consulting


News

Product News

Graco upgrades polyurea/foam sprayer


Show Preview

IBC returns to Pittsburgh; Boston hosts ACE14; Mega Rust heads to San Diego


Project Preview


SSPC News

SSPC Organizational Members


   
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