JPCL February Issue Now Online


The February issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now live on and shipping to print subscribers. This issue contains feature articles on epoxy passive fire protection coatings, corrosion under thermal insulation and worker safety in the protective coatings industry. 

Issue Contents

Opening up the February issue of JPCL, readers are reminded to vote for their favorite articles published over the past year in the sixth annual JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting is currently open online here and will close on March 3 at midnight ET.

Following the announcement, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include new personnel changes across coatings industry companies, the merger of TruQC and SPOT Tracker data companies and an at-a-glance look at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo taking place next month.

In this issue’s features, Mike O’Donoghue, Vijay Datta and Robin Wade of AkzoNobel explain that intumescent epoxy passive fire protection has been successfully employed for almost 50 years to protect critical structures. “Snatched from the Fire: Probing Issues with Application, Inspection and Technology Aspects of Passive Fire Protection” highlights the factors that can be used to provide decades of prospective success for corrosion protection, weatherability and retention of the fire protection capability of epoxy PFPs.

Continuing on, the next Coatings 101 column covers corrosion under thermal insulation and the need for effective corrosion protection for piping, vessels and equipment. “Coatings 101: CUI Basics and Resources for Understanding It” briefly reviews how the environment for CUI is created, how piping, vessels and equipment are typically insulated, and the historical circumstances that have contributed to CUI.

Next, the feature aticle “Building a Relationship to Safety” notes that there are some significant hazards inherent to the protective coatings industry, but the right of every worker to go home safely at the end of the day is fundamental. Author Larry Pearlman, JMJ, explains how creating strong relationships with people—and to safety—is a critical part of the solution.

Readers can also find the recurring Bid Bits and Paint by Numbers articles in this issue.

Coming Next Issue

According to Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the March issue:

  • Predicting Penstock Relining Costs;
  • Examining the Efficiency of a New Abrasive;
  • Coatings 101: Specialty Function Coatings;
  • JPCL Readers’ Choice Award Winners; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and upcoming events.

JPCL Archives, Subscriptions

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full January issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual articles on

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.

Click here to subscribe today. For information on Group Subscriptions, click here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coatings education; Corrosion protection; Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI); Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Health and safety; JPCL; JPCL Prestige Awards; Latin America; Linings; North America; Paint BidTracker; PaintSquare; Passive Fire Protection; Program/Project Management; Protective coatings; Protective Coatings; Workers; Z-Continents

Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.