JPCL The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 - Special Issue

 
JPCL The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 - Special Issue


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Introduction

For the past few years, JPCL has published an annual bonus issue, each one focused on a specific area of interest. This year we bring you a glimpse into the viewpoint of the facility owner.


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in 2008, a change that took more than three years to complete. After this transformation, NASSCO was able to produce five ships in 2010 compared to previous years of only two to three ships on average. One of the major facility changes that helped make this possible was the introduction of a blast and paint facility.


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highway structures while combatting a laundry list of challenges that could complicate the work and undermine vital elements of California’s transportation infrastructure.


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith to find out how coating maintenance is handled at Eastham Oil Refinery in Cheshire’s Ellesmere Port, England.


Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included on NASA’s approved products list in the NASA-STD-5008B.


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary of Dominion Resources, relies on a team of corrosion-control veterans in its Pipeline Integrity Department to guide its maintenance painting program. The team deals with assuring the integrity of both above- and below-ground pipe, but for this article, the focus will be on maintenance painting programs to control atmospheric corrosion on a variety of structures.


Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States. This article explores current coating-maintenance challenges faced at Reclamation facilities.


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens to be one of the driest?


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant to assist the company in establishing a five-year asset corrosion-protection program for its five power generation facilities: Sommers, Deely, Spruce, Braunig and Leon Creek, as well as an additional coal yard facility.


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) is very conscious of the need to use maintenance funds wisely and cost-effectively, a need which sometimes leads to use of materials other than coatings to protect steel and concrete when lifetime costs justify their selection.


   
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