JPCL May 2021

 
JPCL May 2021


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Building a Better Bridge Painting Program

by Tony Serdenes, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

This article will give those tasked with the upkeep of bridges the means to articulate the requirements needed to develop a good specification, identify maintenance considerations that will achieve (or even exceed) the life expectancy of the newly applied coating system, and find industry standards referenced in the specifications, along with programs that certify contractors and train inspectors.


Leading By Example: How Doni Riddle is Leaving His Mark on the Coatings Industry

by Charles Lange, Editor-In-Chief

After a nearly 40-year career in coatings, Doni Riddle of Sherwin-Williams retired last month. This profile reflects on some of the highlights of Riddle’s tenure in the industry, lessons he’s learned, advice he’d give to his colleagues and well wishes from his many industry peers.


Performance Test Results of a New Artificial Non-Metallic Abrasive

by Sangki Chi, Ebad ul Haque and Shaj K. Manjalivalapil, Saudi Aramco

Currently, several abrasives are used for blasting, including non-metallic materials that normally originate from natural resources and thus create procurement issues due to their scarcity in the market. The authors will evaluate an alternative abrasive material—ferrochrome slag—and its performance in the laboratory, shop and field.


An Unexpected Sighting in the Roswell Desert

by Patrick J. Brown, Tank Industry Consultants

For citizens of Roswell, New Mexico, theories surrounding the alleged UFO crash near their hometown in 1947 are familiar lore, but today’s residents have been audience to an entirely different sighting—the sight of two elevated composite tanks seemingly sprouting from the city’s dessert landscape. This article will recap the construction, coating work and inspection of the two new 750,000-gallon tanks.


   
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