JPCL Names Papers of the Year


LAS VEGAS—Outstanding technical papers on polyurea technology, pipeline rehabilitation, preparing concrete for immersion service and other coating-related topics drew top awards Tuesday (Feb. 3) at SSPC 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

Six papers were selected from more than 100 eligible entries. All of the winning JPCL papers are available by clicking on their title links.

Outstanding Publication

From the original field of eligible papers, the JPCL editors select a handful to be considered by a second review team for the Outstanding Publication Award. Each paper is rated on a scale of 1-5 using certain criteria, and the paper with the highest rating is named the Outstanding Publication.

This year's Outstanding Publication Award went to Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, of International Paint LLC for "Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology."

Published in the January 2014 issue of JPCL, this paper focused on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, polyureas and polyurethane/polyurea hybrid technologies, many of which are well-suited for immersion service.

JPCL Editors' Awards

The JPCL Editors' Awards recognize the finalists nominated for the Outstanding Paper Award. Five Editors' Awards were presented Tuesday.

"When Undercover Agents are Tested to the Limit: Coatings in Action (CIA) and Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) at High Temperature," published in March 2014, evaluated coating performance on carbon steel and stainless steel pipes in the temperature range for CUI and at elevated temperatures.

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Six papers were honored Tuesday at SSPC 2015 in Las Vegas. Five of the eight authors of "When Undercover Agents are Tested to the Limit" gathered for a photo.

The authors of this paper are:

  • Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., International Paint;
  • Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint;
  • Adrian Andrews, Ph.D., International Paint;
  • Sean Adlem, International Paint;
  • Linda G.S. Gray, MSc, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.;
  • Tara Chahl, CET, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.;
  • Nicole de Varennes, CET, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and
  • Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

In "Preparing and Lining Concrete for Immersion Service: Steps and Procedures to Avoid Failures," Robert Maley of Corrosion Probe Inc. discusses how many common errors can occur when rehabilitating concrete substrates, particularly for immersion service in wastewater facilities.

The March 2014 article examines these errors and offers practical solutions for their prevention.

"Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions" was written by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, all from Bayer MaterialScience AG.

The article, published in August 2014, describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that can be tailored to meet a wide range of end-use applications by varying the formulation.

The May 2014 paper "Coatings Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery" described the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's strategies to inspect, repair and recoat infrastructure, with a focus on hydropower facilities.

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From over 100 eligible papers, the JPCL editors select a handful to be considered by a second review team for the Outstanding Publication Award.

The authors are Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS.

"Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application" is a July 2014 article by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, and Todd Gomez, PCS, of VersaFlex Inc.

This article explored developments in robotic polyurea spray technologies for in-place pipeline rehabilitation. 

President's Lecture Series

SSPC also presented its President's Lecture Series Award to Raouf Kattan, Ph.D., and John Fletcher of Elcometer Ltd. for their paper, "The Problem with Meeting Dry Film Thickness Specifications."

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Paper topics included strategies to recoat hydropower facilities, corrosion under insulation, improving polyurethane pipe conditions, and lining concrete for immersion service.

This award is given annually by the SSPC President, who chooses an outstanding paper presented at the annual conference that is a reflection on the coatings industry and profession.

The paper will be presented 11 a.m. PT Friday (Feb. 6). The presentation will focus on problems encountered in meeting specified DFT.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Coating Application; Concrete; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); JPCL; Latin America; North America; Polyurea; Polyurethane; SSPC 2015; Steel

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