JPCL December 2018

 
JPCL December 2018


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Snoozing Not Losing: Novel IMM Coatings with Increased Productivity for CUI Service

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; Vijay Datta, MS; George Sykes; Graeme Ross and Ana Sanséau-Blanchard, M.Chem; AkzoNobel

This article focuses on a novel multi-polymeric matrix coating for corrosion under insulation (CUI) service that will “snooze” as it protects process pipes, valves and vessels that might lay around for months in ambient conditions. On the other hand, the novel IMM coating also goes into a full weaponized mode when it protects the same steel exposed to cryogenic conditions or hot CUI service.


Surface-Prep Considerations: A Tale of Two Tanks

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

Methods and implementation of surface preparation can determine the service life, success of failure of a coating. The fundamentals of surface preparation remain basic, but site logistics can spin two seemingly similar projects down very different paths. This article looks at two water-storage tank coating projects. The structures are inherently alike but the circumstances surrounding them, very different and logistics dictated considerably different approaches to each.


Rope Access for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Industrial Structures

by Katharine Stay, IRATA International

The use of modern industrial skilled rope access teams began over three decades ago in response to demand by offshore platform operators for the inspection, maintenance and repair of their assets. This article discusses how industrial rope access can deliver safe work practices for inspection, testing and maintenance of a wide range of industrial structures, often with significant advantages over alternative access methods.


   
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