JPCL May 2020

 
JPCL May 2020


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Cal Water Tank Maintenance Program: Planning for Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation

by Bryan Wilfley, P.E., California Water Service

California Water Service has had a team dedicated to the maintenance of its 450 water tanks throughout the state of California and has recently developed a tank maintenance program to reduce operational costs and improve service reliability. The author outlines Cal Water’s system for inspecting and performing maintenance on its water tank inventory.


Abrasive Selection Economics: Cost or Price?

by Brad Gooden, BlastOne USA

The choice of abrasive for blast-cleaning can have a surprising impact on the total cost of a project. The natural instinct might be to decide on the abrasive based on the price per unit, but if only it were that easy. This article covers the key points to consider when choosing an abrasive, including project cost, health regulations and specifications. It also examines some of the most commonly used abrasive types, comparing their properties, safety considerations and effects on surface profile.


2020 SSPC Structure Awards Series: The Mackinac Bridge and the FDR Drive-South Street Viaduct

This article recaps two bridge painting projects that received E. Crone Knoy Awards during SSPC’s 2020 Structure Awards­: the south tower of the Mackinac Bridge, in Michigan, and the FDR Drive-South Street Viaduct, in New York City. The projects involved SSPC QP 1 and QP 2 certified contractors and were awarded for demonstrating innovation, durability or utility in the coatings work completed. Awards were presented at SSPC Coatings+ 2020 this past February.


   
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