JPCL March 2016

 
JPCL March 2016


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All Silicones are Not Created Equal

by Gerald L.  Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation

Silicon-based technologies have advanced coatings innovation by improving the durability and physical properties of coating formulations. The author highlights the “silicone” polymer structures, which contribute to the benefits and potential issues associated this broad range of materials.


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

by Günter Binder, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)

The author compares the accuracy of laboratory test results to that of long-term tests in nature and discusses the creation of standards in order to prevent corrosion of offshore wind generating structures under very corrosive conditions with minimal environmental impact.


Equifinality: Specifying Performance

by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving materials and methods as open as possible (but restricting when necessary) to achieve long-term protection of an asset at a reasonable cost.


The Principles of Working at Heights

by Mino Muhanad Alkhawam, Tractel Ltd.

The author describes terms, equipment and proper protocol regarding the use of fall protection systems. He also discusses the importance of putting a comprehensive fall protection program in place, including identifying risks, determining solutions and training all parties and personnel involved, while respecting standards, laws and regulations.


Plus...


Top of the News

Houston Coating Society to hold annual painters competition.


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

On Non-Conforming Coatings and an Inspector’s Responsibility


How To...

Partner With Your Insurance Broker

by By Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.


Investigating Failure

Little Clues That Reveal Bigger Issues:
Perforations in Twin 250-Foot-Diameter Tanks

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


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Indianapolis Welcomes American Coatings Show


SSPC on the Front Line

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy


From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Annual Report: Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015


   
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