JPCL May Issue is Now Online
The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on the new NSF water tank lining standard, AWWA steel tank standards committee updates and guidance to the next generation of protective coatings consultants and inspectors.
Opening the May issue, JPCL Editorial Advisory Board member Alison B. Kaelin of ABKaelin, LLC, provides a timely health and safety update for readers in this month’s Perspective, “Blood Lead Levels and Zinc Protoporphyrin: What Do the Numbers Mean?”
“If you work as an industrial painter or perform other lead work under the OSHA Lead Standard (29 CFR 1926.62, OSHA Lead in Construction Standard), then you have been getting biological monitoring for blood lead level (BLL) and zinc protoporphyrin (better known as ZPP) since 1993 or after,” wrote Kaelin.
“This article will provide a refresher on BLL and ZP levels to keep workers informed about the necessary protections and monitoring required while performing lead work.”
Following Perspective, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on paintsquare.com for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include first quarter financial reports for AkzoNobel, PPG and Sherwin-Williams; and a recap of the recent “Abrasives: Solutions, Industry Trends and Market Trends” webinar.
In this issue’s features, Dr. Jeffrey Lackey, Induron Protective Coatings, explains how the new NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-219/CAN 600-2019 standard for water tank linings impacts the potable water business. In “Fact Check: The Truth About the New NSF Water Tank Lining Standard,” the author explains what this new standard does, and just as importantly, what it does not do, and how you can ensure that your business is not negatively impacted by these changes.
Continuing on, “What's New with Water Tank Standards?” discusses how the American Water Works Association’s Steel and Composite Tank Committee has been hard at work in recent months, overseeing the development of several different standards regarding construction, painting, inspection and other items related to steel and composite water tanks. Gregory “Chip” Stein of Tank Industry Consultants, Inc., also shares some of the most recent changes and how they will affect protective coatings specifying and applications.
Finally, in “What Makes a Good Consultant?,” one consultant in the marine industry provides a personal reflection as to what is needed from these consultants. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience, Raouf Kattan of Safinah Group offers guidance to the next generation of consultants and inspectors.
Looking to June
According to JPCL Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the June issue:
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full May issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual articles on paintsquare.com.
Following the release of each issue, the magazine is added to the JPCL archives—containing 25 years of JPCL digital issues dating back to 1996—which cover a priceless collection of evergreen information, solutions to real-life problems, case studies, insight from experts and a historical record of the industry.
In 2020 alone, Technology Publishing CEO Brion Palmer reported that more than 25,000 industry professionals accessed the archives. However, the content is only available to current JPCL subscribers and, in separating from SSPC, is no longer an association benefit.