JPCL Announces 2022 Readers’ Choice Winners

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023

The winners of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles selected by JPCL readership over the past year, were announced in this month’s issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings. More than 800 JPCL readers cast their votes via an online survey, selecting their favorite articles across a number of categories.

“Without the hard work of our outstanding authors, which often involves painstaking research and after-hours writing and editing, JPCL wouldn’t be the respected coatings industry information source that it has been for almost 40 years,” said JPCL Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Lange.

“We hope that the recognition that the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards bring to our authors will encourage more industry professionals to submit technical studies, project case histories and other articles that they feel could be beneficial to JPCL readers and the industry as a whole.”

The following articles are this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards winners:

Other March JPCL Highlights

Following the award winner announcement, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include the appointment of AMPP’s new CEO, AzkoNobel’s fourth quarter and 2022 finance report and lead paint on Connecticut bridges.

In this issue’s features, this month’s Coatings 101 installment “Coatings 101: Protecting from More than Just Rust with Specialty Function Coatings” features excerpts from past articles regarding two types of specialty function coatings: anti-graffiti coatings and intumescent coatings for fire protection.

Continuing on, “Large-Diameter Pipe Relining Cost Prediction” by Bobbi Jo Merten, Matthew Elmer and Mustapha Alhassan, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Center; and Todd Gaston, WestWater Research, investigates historic cost data to predict future relining costs for maintenance activities—whether spot repair, partial relining or full relining—of large-diameter penstock structures. Recent work by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation researchers aggregated relevant data and developed the tools needed to predic the costs and help support an improved budget and planning process.

Next, author Jonathan Bernard of Harsco Environmental discusses calcium iron silicate, a new abrasive material derived from a U.S.-based manufacturing process, as a potentially formidable abrasive application material. “Examining a New, U.S.-Made Abrasive” outlines the testing undertaken in an independent, third-party protective coatings laboratory that highlight the potential benefits of this new type of media, including its performance characteristics and its environmentally-friendly components.

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

Coming Next Issue

According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the April issue:

  • The Importance of Hull Coating Standards;
  • Coatings 101: Inspection Instruments & Techniques;
  • In Memoriam: Warren Brand;
  • 2023 AMPP Conference in Review; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and upcoming events.

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