JPCL July 2014

 
JPCL July 2014


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Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performed by hand spraying or simple robotic systems. In this article, the authors explore developments in robotic polyurea spray technologies for in-place pipeline rehabilitation.


Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. The authors describe advances in hull coating technology and their impact on fuel performance.


Annual Technology Review

Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owners, inspectors and contractors. This article discusses potential ambiguities and provides insight into preventing disagreements, delays and costly reblasting.


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Top of the News

SSPC accepting 2014–2015 Structure Awards nominations


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The original coating (type unknown) has started to blister. What material should be used (and at what DFT) to refurbish the coating?


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Jay Kranker, DRYCO

by Charles Lange, JPCL


Applicator Training Bulletin

Conforming with job requirements


F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Editorial

Changing of the Guard

Messages from the Outgoing and Incoming SSPC Presidents


   
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