JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Extended


Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will have extra time to cast their ballots for their favorite JPCL articles from the past year, as the voting deadline for 2021 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards has been extended to Friday, April 1.

“We owe recognition to our outstanding contributors for providing the articles that make JPCL the trusted industry resource that it has been for the better part of the past four decades,” said Charlie Lange, JPCL Editor-in-Chief. “The JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards give our readers the chance to applaud the authors that keep them informed and, ultimately, help them do their jobs better.”

Voting for the program’s fifth consecutive year opened earlier this year and will now officially close at the end of the day on April 1. JPCL readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite articles published between January 2021 and December 2021. The articles from the year are classified into four categories:

  • Coatings and materials;
  • Process technology;
  • Best practices; and
  • Projects.

“As we are now an independent publication, our readers and contributors are more important to us than ever,” added Lange. “By involving our readers in the process, we get to truly realize which articles from the past year had the greatest impact on the industry, and properly commend those authors.”

The winning articles and authors will be announced in the April issue of JPCL. To cast your vote, click here.

Coatings and Materials Articles

Each week until the voting deadline, PaintSquare Daily News will delve into each award category to provide recaps of each eligible article. This week, we will review the articles included in the Coatings and Materials category.

The first article from this category is, “A Hot-Spread Epoxy Phenolic Coating for CUI Mitigation: From Confusion to Fusion for Facility Owners,” written by Mike O’Donoghue, Vijay Datta and Ian Fletcher of AkzoNobel and published in the February 2021 JPCL. This article introduced a new hot-spread epoxy phenolic coating designed to be applied directly to hot, rusted in-service piping and vessels to effectively rehabilitate and protect from further CUI damage.

Next, Taylor Lewis of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine authored, “Beyond the Basics: What to Look For in Railcar Food Contact Linings,” which reviewed both the specification basics and the properties not typically considered to help railcar owners, operators and specifiers select the optimal food-grade lining solutions for their fleets. This article was published in the April 2021 JPCL.

Performance Test Results of a New Artificial Non-Metallic Abrasive,” was written by Sangki Chi, Ebad ul Haque and Shaj K. Manjalivalapil of Saudi Aramco. The article, published in the May 2021 JPCL, presents an evaluation of an alternative abrasive material—ferrochrome slag—and its performance in the laboratory, shop and field.

In the July 2021 JPCL, consultant John Halewood authored, “Selecting the Right Abrasive for a Better Blast,” which explained that the first step toward better blast-cleaning is understanding the many ways in which abrasive blasting directly affects not only the coating, but also the productivity and, ultimately, the profitability of a maintenance painting project.

New Water Tank Lining: Passing the Taste Test,” by Murray Heywood and John Sierzega of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, was published in the August 2021 JPCL. The authors discussed the use of a new 100%-solids glass-flake reinforced epoxy lining system during a potable water tank rehab, and how the lining aced a final “taste test” of the water in the newly lined tank.

Finally, Gino Sincovich and Scott Neaves of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine wrote, “How Faster Throughput Pipe Coatings Can Shave Days Off Application.” This article from the October 2021 JPCL explained how fast-set exterior coatings and interior linings helped coating contractors efficiently complete the coating of the interior and exterior of 276 pipe sections for a new three-mile-long, treated water transmission main in British Columbia, Canada.

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