JPCL July 2021

JPCL July 2021

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Selecting the Right Abrasive for a Better Blast: Understanding the origin and properties of different blast media can help you choose the safest and most effective solution.

by John Halewood, Consultant

The first step toward better blast-cleaning is understanding the many ways in which abrasive blasting directly affects not only the coating, but also the productivity and, ultimately, the profitability of the painting project. The author considers the effect different abrasives can have on the various aspects of a maintenance painting project.

Covering all the Bases: Coating Work at the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station

by Todd Ceol, Superior Industrial Maintenance Co., LLC

A multi-year coating rehabilitation project was recently completed at a hydroelectric power plant, which caused the selected coating contractor to get creative with its means and methods of completing the required work. This article details how the contractors utilized cranes, barges, an onsite layaway building and a climate-controlled paint shop to finish the job.

Powering Up: Painting Stacks on the Fast Track

by Paul Atzemis and Tony Persutti, Carboline Company

This article recaps the coating of 185-foot-tall regasification stacks at a liquefied natural gas facility in Medway, Massachusetts, where a silicon acrylic protective coating was applied on the scalding exterior surfaces of the stacks. The authors cover the atmospheric conditions, logistical challenges and high-heat service involved in the project.


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