Coatings 101: Protecting from More than Just Rust with Specialty Function Coatings

While most JPCL articles deal with coatings that protect steel and concrete from corrosion, manufacturers produce other coating systems that serve purposes that are just as vital as anti-corrosion coatings. This Coatings 101 installment features excerpts from past articles regarding two types of spe...

Coatings 101: Protecting from More than Just Rust with Specialty Function Coatings

While most JPCL articles deal with coatings that protect steel and concrete from corrosion, manufacturers produce other coating systems that serve purposes that are just as vital as anti-corrosion coatings. This Coatings 101 installment features excerpts from past articles regarding two types of spe...

Large-Diameter Pipe Relining Cost Prediction

by Bobbi Jo Merten, Matthew Elmer and Mustapha Alhassan, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Center; and Todd Gaston, WestWater Research

This article investigates historic cost data to predict future relining costs for maintenance activities—whether spot repair, partial relining or full relining—of large-diameter penstock structures. Recent work by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation researchers aggregated relevant data and developed the tool...

Large-Diameter Pipe Relining Cost Prediction

by Bobbi Jo Merten, Matthew Elmer and Mustapha Alhassan, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Center; and Todd Gaston, WestWater Research

This article investigates historic cost data to predict future relining costs for maintenance activities—whether spot repair, partial relining or full relining—of large-diameter penstock structures. Recent work by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation researchers aggregated relevant data and developed the tool...

Examining a New, U.S.-Made Abrasive

by Jonathan Bernard, Harsco Environmental

The author discusses calcium iron silicate, a new abrasive material derived from a U.S.-based manufacturing process, as a potentially formidable abrasive application material. The article outlines the testing undertaken in an independent, third-party protective coatings laboratory that highlight the...

Examining a New, U.S.-Made Abrasive

by Jonathan Bernard, Harsco Environmental

The author discusses calcium iron silicate, a new abrasive material derived from a U.S.-based manufacturing process, as a potentially formidable abrasive application material. The article outlines the testing undertaken in an independent, third-party protective coatings laboratory that highlight the...