Offshore wind farms require high-performance coatings that can protect the structures for their entire service lives with minimal or no maintenance. This article is about new and innovative paint technologies being developed to deliver this requirement and enable facility owners to reliably protect their assets.
by D. A. Sherman, P.E. and R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.
Wastewater treatment plant clarifier environments present challenges for selecting construction materials. Coated carbon steel, hot-dip galvanized steel and stainless steel are most commonly specified for new or refurbished clarifier mechanisms, and all have their advantages and disadvantages with regard to achieving the intended design life. This article discusses the corrosive conditions in primary and secondary clarifiers; how various process conditions can affect the corrosion mechanisms; in what situations each of these construction materials is or is not appropriate; and how fabrication quality and other details can affect corrosion resistance.
The JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine coating work from manufacturers, distributors and rental companies located around the world. As in previous years, the Equipment Buying Guide is based on surveys completed by equipment companies known to JPCL.