Voting Continues for Readers’ Choice Awards
Participants who vote for their favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles have a chance to win one of 10 free print subscriptions to JPCL.
Voting for the program’s sixth consecutive year opened this month and will continue through March 3, closing at midnight ET. JPCL readers are encouraged to pick their favorite articles published between January 2022 and December 2022.
The articles from the year are classified into five categories:
“By now, we’ve all likely done our own personal account of the past year, and have already set out to accomplish the goals we’ve made for ourselves in 2023,” said Charlie Lange, JPCL Editor-in-Chief. “We here at JPCL are no different; in these first weeks of the new year, we’ve internally reviewed some of what we’ve accomplished in 2022 in order to assess where we’re headed in the coming months.
“This includes recognizing the outstanding work our authors have put in on articles, as well as those involved in outstanding protective coatings projects over the past year.”
Winners will be announced in the March issue of JPCL. Cast your ballot here.
Standards and Best Practices
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 Standards and Best Practices category.
In “Rule or Suggestion? The controversy over SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6,” Bill Jenkins of International Paint LLC/AkzoNobel outlines debate about whether specifiers should regard this as a standard or a guide, and offered a potential compromise ahead of the committee’s meeting in April of 2022. Jenkins is the chair of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard revision committee.
Next, “Fact Check: The Truth About the New NSF Water Tank Lining Standard” discusses the angst about how the new NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-219/CAN 600-2019 standard for water tank linings will impact those who are in the potable water business. Author Dr. Jeffrey Lackey, Induron Protective Coatings 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.
Gregory “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants, Inc. notes in his article how the American Water Works Association’s Steel and Composite Tank Committee has been hard at work, overseeing the development of several different standards regarding construction, painting, inspection and other items related to steel and composite water tanks. “What's New with Water Tank Standards? Updates from the AWWA Steel Tank Standards Committee” outlines some of the most recent changes and how they will affect protective coatings specifying and applications.
Continuing on, “What Makes a Good Consultant?” is a personal reflection of Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group, as to what is needed from consultants in the industry. Based on the authors’ more than 40 years of experience in the consulting business, the article offers some guidance to the next generation of protective coatings consultants and inspectors.
Robert Ikenberry of California Engineering Contractors shares four simple—but important—tips for keeping a painting project on track and on budget, and not getting lost in the vast array of details and considerations inherent to any job in “Coatings 101: The Four Ps for a Profitable Project.”
Finally, “Coatings 101: Inspection” by William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc. outlines the roles, responsibilities, and desired knowledge base of a coating inspector, a critical component to any industrial/marine coating project. The importance of training, continuing education, and communication skills are also explored.
To view eligible articles in the Coating and Materials category, click here.
To view eligible articles in the Process Technology category, click here.
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
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