JPCL August 2016


Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

by [adapted by] Jim Molnar, UTLX, from the 2015 Mechanical Association Railway Technical Services Annual Conference, Protective Coatings Committee Session

Each year the Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Protective Coatings Committee assembles to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry. This article is an aggregation of presentations by six railcar coating experts.

Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

by [adapted by] Jim Molnar, UTLX, from the 2015 Mechanical Association Railway Technical Services Annual Conference, Protective Coatings Committee Session

Each year the Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Protective Coatings Committee assembles to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry. This article is an aggregation of presentations by six railcar coating experts.

Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come into play such as the location of the tank fabrication, the construction sequencing, operating parameters, intended service life, construction materials and the stored material. This article explains the effects of ea...

Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come into play such as the location of the tank fabrication, the construction sequencing, operating parameters, intended service life, construction materials and the stored material. This article explains the effects of ea...

Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing alone is not sufficient to detect all potential problems. Sometimes problems are not apparent or may not even exist until coatings have been applied. Performing a moisture survey — an inspection of a building and it...

Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing alone is not sufficient to detect all potential problems. Sometimes problems are not apparent or may not even exist until coatings have been applied. Performing a moisture survey — an inspection of a building and it...

When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

by Guerman Vainblat, PE, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Timur Kolchinskiy, EIT, Hirani Engineering

For this article, the authors compiled and analyzed three years of data collected during the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project to devise a method for determining the optimal size of blast containments and workforce in order to achieve higher production rates and still deliver a high-quality pro...

When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

by Guerman Vainblat, PE, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Timur Kolchinskiy, EIT, Hirani Engineering

For this article, the authors compiled and analyzed three years of data collected during the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project to devise a method for determining the optimal size of blast containments and workforce in order to achieve higher production rates and still deliver a high-quality pro...