JPCL January 2019

JPCL January 2019

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DOTs on Maintaining Corroded Connections: Cleaning, Caulking & Cost

by Tom Inglis and Nick Volk, IDOT District 4; Dan Brydl, FHWA-Illinois Division; and Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Because of the intricate design of the Shade-Lohmann Bridge bridge, Illinois Department of Transportation District 4 decided that connections should be caulked to provide additional protection. After hearing about both successes and failures when caulking was used, IDOT wanted to better understand the use of caulking and develop plan notes or special provisions to clearly delineate the expectations. This article provides specification language provided by various DOTs, summarizes the variety of approaches that are taken, and presents the process followed by IDOT for the Shade-Lohmann Bridge.

Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Steel Repairs with Bridge Painting Projects

by Kevin H. Keith, PE, LiRo Engineers, Inc.

Many bridge painting projects include steel repairs as part of the contract. Painting and steel repairs are performed by separate trades and often by separate contractors, but both must work together and be installed as a system to perform as intended. This article is a discussion about the process of installing steel repairs and painting a bridge simultaneously. It includes lessons learned by a resident engineer with experience managing major bridge painting and steel repair contracts.

Fight the Phenol: Baked Phenolic RailCar Linings for Extended Service

by John Myers, Carboline Company

With more than 400,000 tank cars carrying raw materials, intermediate chemicals and finished products for both industrial use and direct or indirect human consumption on railroads throughout North America, interior linings are critical for protecting these commodities from contamination and maximizing rail car service life. This article outlines the materials and methods required for application of baked phenolic linings to railcar interiors, using one 24-year-old lining as a case history in success.


SSPC on the Front Line

35 Years of JPCL

Top of the News

Coatings Conversation

JPCL Anniversary Archives

The Crude Truth About Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

by Michael McGlamry, Hempel (USA), Inc.

Focus On

Focus On: Electronic Inspection of a Field Painting Project

by Cory Allen, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

SAFE Systems, Inc.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America

Sauereisen, Inc.

Fischer Technology Inc.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Modern Safety Techniques

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

NLB Corporation


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