Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL
The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods for maintenance and repair coatings, a penstock lining project in California and the 2022 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide.
Opening the June issue, Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange celebrates the beginning of summer and introduces a special issue releasing next month, “Coatings 101.” The July issue will provide a selection of introductory educational content for both young professionals and those making a career change to coatings work to better acquaint them with different facets of the industry.
“And after the July issue, JPCL will continue our educational endeavor with ongoing 101 content in each issue devoted to giving readers a strong foundation of coatings-related knowledge before they hit the field for hands-on work,” wrote Lange.
“Our classroom door is wide open, and lesson planning is well underway. Whether you’re planning to drop in and learn something as a reader, or would like to contribute your own wisdom to the Coatings 101 conversation, we look forward to seeing you in the lecture hall!”
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 a waiver for the recent U.S. building materials mandate; martial costs and shortages affecting Texas projects; and a recap of the recent “Equipment: New Technology, Training and Customer Relationships” webinar.
In this issue’s features, Sangki Chi, Mana Al-Mansour and Mohammed Alrudayni, Consulting Services Department, Saudi Aramco, discuss new power tool cleaning methods that can create a surface profile and cleanliness grade that is less than what abrasive blasting can achieve, but much better than conventional power tools. In “Optimized Surface Preparation Methods for Maintenance and Repair Coatings,” the authors present an evaluation of the workability, cleanliness grade and coating performance achievable by using different cleaning methods during maintenance coating operations.
Continuing on, “A Devil of a Time: Nothing Simple About This Penstock Lining Project” illustrates how the relining of the interior in a 1.3-mile-long penstock that connects to the California Department of Water Resources’ Devil Canyon Power Plant outside San Bernardino, California, involved numerous challenges for the coatings contractors. Matthew Markowski and Eric Zimmerman, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, describe how the project team was able to brave tight quarters, steep vertical drops and an aggressive coatings schedule to reline the penstock.
Finally, JPCL presents the 2022 Equipment Buying Guide, which lists equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from 245 manufacturers, distributors and rental companies. The online version of the Buying Guide is available in a mobile-friendly format that makes it easy for customers to quickly browse and cross-reference companies by project category, product and location, and can also be used to search for a specific company name to see its offerings.
Looking to July
According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the July issue:
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full March 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.