by J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS and Eric Shoyer, Elzly Technology Corporation
Partial surface preparation is a cost-saving concept with merit and demonstrated success in low-risk applications. This article details the challenges one must overcome prior to adopting partial surface preparation for high-risk applications with long desired service life.
by Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Matco Services, Inc. and George T. Bayer, Exova
This article emphasizes the basic problems and applied aspects of failures encountered at three separate structures and details the factors and mechanisms affecting them. In underground structures protected by cathodic protection, coatings should be selected that do not shield cathodic currents. Coatings that shield cathodic protection have resulted in localized corrosion, perforation and in some instances, explosions in gas pipelines.
by Fred Goodwin, Lori Proops and Richard First, BASF Corporation
The authors describe the many interrelated elements that must be simultaneously considered to achieve a successful installation of flooring over concrete. Examination of different options is necessary to ensure a balance between a satisfied owner, a profitable installation and something everyone involved can be proud of producing.