JPCL August 2021

JPCL August 2021

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The Future of Ship Painting, Part II: Specs, Standards, Inspections and More

by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group UK

In an effort to improve ship coating processes moving into the future, a November 2020 JPCL article discussed the influence various parties have on these processes and how the design of a vessel can affect the work, identifying areas where change is needed. This second part of that article covers the coating specifications, standards, inspection methods and products in use today, and what will be necessary in the future.

New Water Tank Lining: Passing the Taste Test

by Murray Heywood and John Sierzaga, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

Potable water storage tank lining systems face a number of tests before a tank can be placed into service—including a final “taste test” of the water in the newly lined tank, the results of which can mean the difference between quickly returning a tank to service or draining thousands of gallons of water, refilling the tank and trying again. This article covers the use of a new 100%-solids glass-flake reinforced epoxy lining system to ace the taste test during a tank rehab.

2021 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

This year’s JPCL Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings for more than 380 painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world. Listings are displayed in alphabetical order by country, and then by state or province. In addition to the information presented in the magazine, a fully searchable online edition of the directory, found at, contains supplemental information including a firm’s experience with other industries and specialty services.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

GMA Garnet USA

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

Western Technology Inc.

Axxiom Manufacturing

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

Abrasives Inc.



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