JPCL May 2018

 
JPCL May 2018


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Refurbishment or Replacement?: Cost-Effective Solutions For Aging Water-Storage Tanks

by Nick Bressler, World International Testing, Inc.

In order to bring the 92-year-old Alta Vista Standpipe up to current AWWA standards and achieve the owner’s long-term goals, refurbishment was selected over replacement. This article describes the factors that played a role in choosing repair over replacement and the courses of action taken.


Three-Coat & Epoxy Mastic Bridge Coating Systems in Adverse Environments

by Saiada Fuadi Fancy, Md. Ahsan Sabbir and Kingsley Lau, Florida International University and Dale DeFord, Florida Department of Transportation

This article presents experimental results of coating degradation and corrosion development on three-coat systems and aluminum epoxy mastic repair coatings on steel with various types of surface preparation and subjected to cyclic salt wet-dry exposure cycles.


Cost Savings and Best Practices in Air Abrasive Blasting

by Greg Baker, BlastOne International

There are important criteria to consider when choosing a surface preparation method along with ways to reduce costs associated with this process. When discussing air-powered abrasive blasting, technologies and industry best practices are often overlooked or circumvented in the name of tradition or cost savings, but the results of these choices can be detrimental. This article focuses on steps to maintain or increase production and departmental profits.


Plus...


SSPC on the Front Line


Top of the News


Coatings Conversation


Focus On: Measuring Surface Profile

by Jody Wenzel, DeFelsko Corporation

Power-Tool-Cleaned Surfaces: New Insights into Surface Profile Measurement


The Coolest Project

No Day at the Resort: Constructing and Coating a 5 MG Water Tank in the Mountains of New Mexico


   
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