Articles (80)


The Future of Ship Painting, Part II: Specs, Standards, Inspections and More

from JPCL, August 2021 ; by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group UK

In an effort to improve ship coating processes moving into the future, a November 202...


A Corrosion Control Plan for Saint Lawrence Seaway Navigation Locks

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Rick Huntley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Dan Boich, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

Since its opening, the St. Lawrence Seaway has moved more than 2.5 billion metric ton...


Corrosion Protection of a Halifax Harbour Bridge: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by Ahsan Chowdhury, Halifax Harbour Bridges; and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

There are many unique challenges related to bridge corrosion-protection projects. Thi...


Bridge Painting: Progress Through Community

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Robert Kogler, Rampart LLC

Bob Kogler, a coating professional for the past three decades who has worked extensiv...


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, May 2019


The Importance of Routine Maintenance of Water Storage Tanks

from JPCL, May 2019 ; by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants

Welded steel tanks can provide effective service lives in excess of 100 years if pr...


DOTs on Maintaining Corroded Connections: Cleaning, Caulking & Cost

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Tom Inglis and Nick Volk, IDOT District 4; Dan Brydl, FHWA-Illinois Division; and Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Because of the intricate design of the Shade-Lohmann Bridge bridge, Illinois Departme...


Wastewater Treatment Rehab

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, September 2018


Data-Driven Corrosion Prevention and Control Decisions for the USAF

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Eric Herzberg, LMI; Charles A. Babish, Jeffrey K. Nusser and Darryl J. Stimson, USAF

In the U.S. Air Force, the current constrained fiscal environment with dwindling reso...


In-Service Cleaning & Inspection of Storage Tanks

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Ian Daniel and Mark Stone, Sonomatic Ltd

As steps have been taken to minimize work in confined spaces by exploring zero-man en...


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, July 2018


Selecting Coatings for Offshore Wind Farms

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Anders Voldsgaard Clausen, Hempel A/S

Offshore wind farms require high-performance coatings that can protect the structures...


Evaluating Material Loss of Steel Under Protective Coatings in Marine Environments

from JPCL, April 2018 ; by Patrick Cassidy and James A. Ellor, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation; and John Wegand, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Navy has implemented the use of advanced ultra-high-...


Case Study: Cargo Tank Coating Refurbishment

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by Alan Walker, Safinah Ltd.

The operators of seagoing vessels are only profitable when they’re carrying cargo and...


Faux Real Retro Tank Rehab

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by Gregory R.“Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

What do city planners do when their “ugly old water tower” stands right smack dab in ...


Case History

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Michael Osborne and Sanaz Ghalambor, Nukote Coating Systems

Wet Work: Space Center Boulevard Storm Sewer Reconstruction


Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Due to the risks of hydrocarbon fires or explosions and the fragility of some operati...


Problem Solved: Taking Control of Preexisting Conditions

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

What should contractors do before starting work to reduce the possibility that existi...


Sustainable Steel Bridge Maintenance: The Role of Paint in a Life-Cycle Assessment

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by The CEPE Protective Coatings Sector Technical Committee

Coating manufacturers have long contended that the extended maintenance intervals mad...


Improving the Bottom Line in Water Project Corrosion Management

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Bobbi Jo Merten, Ph.D. and Jessica Torrey, Ph.D., U.S. Department Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation

The authors present a life-cycle costing (LCC) system that provides an economic basis...


Interior Coatings and Linings in Steel Tank Cars: Evolution of Stewardship

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Jim Molnar, UTLX

As long as railroad tank car interiors have been lined to preclude interaction of the...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Trends in Maintenance + Restoration: A Conversation with Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“With the increased availability of information and improved knowledge-sharing capabi...


How Many Times Can I Repaint the
Exterior of My Building?

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle, and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

The number of times a building can be repainted before permeance becomes a problem li...


Offshore Wind Farms Successful Corrosion Protection and Effective Quality Management

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Peter Kronborg Nielsen, FORCE Technology

Following an uncertain start, the present offshore coatings systems for wind farms ha...


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 2016


Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by [adapted by] Jim Molnar, UTLX, from the 2015 Mechanical Association Railway Technical Services Annual Conference, Protective Coatings Committee Session

Each year the Mechanical Association of Railcar Technical Services Protective Coating...


Protecting Offshore Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico: Shortcuts = Potential Havoc

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Corrosion Management of Elevated Lattice Galvanized Structures

from JPCL, June 2016 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Elevated lattice-form galvanized steel structures pose some quite unique challenges t...


Painting Bolted Bridge Connections

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article explains painting faying surfaces, bolt holes and fasteners on bridges i...


Telecom Meets Water Tower

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Christopher Wolfgram and Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

More and more, telecommunications companies are using water towers as macro cell site...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


The Buzz

from JPCL, February 2016


MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition o...


Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interior...


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2015

New webinar offers asset management tips


Coatings and Collaboration: Industry Joins Forces to Restore Historic Tanks

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Susan Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc., and Pamela Simmons, JPCL

This installment of “Profiles in Success” features the restoration of seven historic ...


The coatings industry comes together for a good cause

from JPCL, April 2015


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


SSPC Honors Top Coating Projects at Structure Awards

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Jodi Temyer, PaintSquare News

This photo essay recaps the ninth annual SSPC Structure Awards, presented Tuesday, Fe...


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith...


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Coating Maintenance Planning to Ensure Reliable Water and Power Delivery

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Dr. Bobbi Jo E. Merten; Richard Pepin, PCS; Dr. David Tordonato, P.E.; and Dr. Allen Skaja, PCS; Bureau of Reclamation

The authors describe the strategies used by the Bureau of Reclamation’s facility per...


Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintena...


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2014


What’s the plan, Stan?

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Like It Is! Painting EIFS

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Repainting existing EIFS can be rewarding or traumatic. Learningabout the different s...


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

A garden of rust had bloomed across the peaks and valleys of the manufacturing facili...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair Or Replace?

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe, Garland

Preventive maintenance is the best medicine when it comes to keeping roof coatings in...


Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating over cracks and spalls, without making the proper repairs first, may doom a c...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair or Replace?

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe

Preventive maintenance (PM) that makes a good roof better is far more cost-effective ...


Flooring the Frick

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Jen Kramer

Once the copper-lined coffin was secure in the grave, and the pallbearers, including ...


Developing a High-Performing Coating For Weathered TPO Roofing

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013 ; by Joe Rokowski

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs have been popular in the United States since the...


Concrete Infrastructure Protection: Trends and Solutions

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience


Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...


A Shrine to Crime: Rehab Complete, Landmark Starts Life as Mob Museum

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Some of the organized-crime figures who helped put Las Vegas on the map may have disd...


Ship Coating Maintenance & Repair

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Roy Nedal, Marine Service International AS

The author gives a contractor’s view of the present state of ship coating maintenance...


Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row’

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

With a historically authentic jewel-toned palette and hand-painted interior decorativ...


Up-Close Look: A View Inside Painting Company’s Historic-Window Project

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

In an era of uncertain job security, nervousness about lead-paint regulations and hom...


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


Starring Role: Historic Finishes Make Return at Landmark Courthouse

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Original finishes evoking the natural world—“earthy, dark and woodsy,” and faux wood ...


Historic ‘Round Barn’ Embarks on New Role after Major Renovation

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

A 120-year-old round barn in Santa Rosa, Calif.—a building type all but gone from the...


Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significan...


On Maintaining Suspension Cables on Bridges

from JPCL, May 2010

What maintenance needs to be carried out on the cables of suspension bridges to prev...


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...


Tips for Maintenance Coating Work on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Michael Babiarz, Line-X Protective Coatings

"All accidents can be prevented, and the goal is zero injuries."


 
 
   

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