JPCL February 2020

 
JPCL February 2020


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Insulation: From Ancient History to Modern Times

by Peter Bock, Performance Polymers Americas LLC

Most industrial processes rely on some form of insulation system to help increase process efficiency. Whether the production process is hot, cold, ambient or cyclic, somewhere along the way, an insulation system is almost always involved. This article covers the different types of insulation that have been employed throughout history, and describes the introduction of a new SSPC certification course designed for insulation inspectors.


ISO 12944: Recent Revisions

by Trevor Fielding, Former Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Coatings Federation; and Malcolm Morris, Member, ISO Working Group

The global protective coatings market recently celebrated a significant achievement in the field of standards development, with the publication of the revision of ISO 12944, “Paints and varnishes—Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems.” This article describes these recent revisions and how they impact corrosion protection of steel surfaces exposed to atmospheric conditions, especially those located in more extreme environments such as offshore oil platforms.


Lifting of Multiple In-Service Lines for CUPS Inspection and Remediation

by Kurt Gribnitz and Jan van der Merwe, Ovolifts LLC

Touchpoint corrosion under/at pipe supports (CUPS/CAPS) is known to be the second leading cause of pipe corrosion in the petrochemical industry. Limited access to these critical points drives a reactive maintenance approach only once a leak occurs or when a critical condition is discovered. The authors present a solution using novel jacking tools that can provide access to many more touchpoints for in-service inspection, blasting, painting and wear-plate installation.


   
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