JPCL September 2019

 
JPCL September 2019


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Reducing Railcar Ownership Costs: Wise Selection of Coatings and Linings

by Mike Manetta, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Although the freight-rail business is potentially very profitable, about 40 cents of every revenue dollar goes toward infrastructure, equipment and maintenance. However, coating technology is one reliable source of cost savings. The author describes how consulting with stakeholders can help reach a common set of goals relative to coatings and linings for new and existing railcars: to increase throughput, contain costs and get railcars into service as soon as possible.


Corrosion Protection of a Halifax Harbour Bridge: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities

by Ahsan Chowdhury, Halifax Harbour Bridges; and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

There are many unique challenges related to bridge corrosion-protection projects. This article describes the design, implementation, and lessons learned from a pilot program conducted by Halifax Harbour Bridges on the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge in an effort to develop a coating maintenance program that would offer a minimum 25–30-year service life.


Righting the Ships: Coatings Come Through for U.S. Navy Vessels

by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented two 2019 Structure Awards for recent coating work performed on two U.S. Navy ships—the USS Essex (LHD 2) and the USS George Washington (CVN 73)— recognizing the important role protective coatings teams play in maintaining and protecting these valuable assets.


   
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