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JPCL December Issue is Now Online

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The December issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downloadable PDF.

Inside the Issue

Opening with its traditional SSPC On the Front Line section, Michael Damiano, Senior Technical Advisor, SSPC, discusses five industry standards that have recently been revised or are in the final stages of revision. The standards are in relation to key inspection issues and are slated to have an impact on future inspection practices when updated coating specifications reference theses revised versions. The standards discussed in the article include:

  • SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements;
  • SSPC PA Guide 11, Protecting Corners, Edges, Crevices, and Irregular Steel Geometries by Strpe Coating;
  • SSPC-SP 16, Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous Metals;
  • ASTM D4417-20, Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel; and
  • SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal.
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The December issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downloadable PDF.

The first feature is brought to us by Manuel Najar, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., and is entitled, “Determining When To Coat Concrete.” In the article, Najar discusses several cases where water and wastewater treatment owners were confronted with the effects of biogenic corrosion and chemical deterioration of concrete in their concrete structures and the assessment methods used to determine the existing condition of a coated or uncoated concrete structure and identify the type and extent of deterioration. Throughout the article, Najar helps readers identify some of the most important indicators of biogenic corrosion and chemical deterioration of concrete, with a few examples from different areas of the water and wastewater treatment process.

In “Comprehending Pull-Off Adhesion Testing” by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd, the author discusses how pull-off adhesion testing is increasingly being specified and used by coating inspectors and how manufacturers have produced new equipment models and more papers on the subject. In this feature, Francis looks closely at the testing method—specifically, what is measured and what the results mean.

Finally, JPCL staff wraps up last month’s PaintSquare Connect, an inaugural virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings communities. The event was hosted by JPCL publisher Technology Publishing Company and took place Nov. 10–12, featuring a full curriculum of webinars, keynote sessions, product pavilions, award ceremonies and more. In the article, JPCL provides a recap of PaintSquare Connect, as well as a guide to the archived offerings that are have been made available for registrants at

To view the entire edition online, click here. To subscribe, click here.

JPCL is part of the Technology Publishing Company’s network of paint and coating editorial products. Related websites and publications include PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare Press, Paint BidTracker and Water BidTracker.


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