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Investigating Failure

from JPCL, April 2018 ; by Cynthia O’Malley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Ian Robinson, 3M Company


The Need for an Independent Third-Party Coatings Inspector

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Tim Bauman, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Rick Huntley and Cynthia O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Eric Shoyer and Pete Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Peter McDonagh and Brian Prazenka, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Bolted joints in steel structures contain multiple crevices between the bolted member...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, January 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


Hubble Bubble Rising

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using speci...


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, KTA-Tator Inc.

The Missing Piece: Collaborations Between Field Investigators and Laboratory Chemists


“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, JPCL

This article explores the concept of “or equivalent” or “or equal” clauses written in...


The Sky is Falling! Or is it Paint Chips? Failure of a Dry-Fall Coating Applied to the Interior of Previously Painted Metal Decking

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

The Case of the Spotty Disbondment


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

Responsibility, Authority and Accountability


Failure Analysis: Disbonded Coating and Cathodic Protection Shielding for Pipelines And Utility Poles

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Matco Services, Inc. and George T. Bayer, Exova

This article emphasizes the basic problems and applied aspects of failures encountere...


Coating Failure: Disbonding of an Overcoat

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Rob Lanterman, KTA Tator, Inc.

Disbonding of an Overcoat


Hunting for the Scope of Work

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC, and Chuck Fite, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Peter Bock, Chicago Corrosion Group


Corrosion: Domesticated and in the Wild

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Carl W. Reed, GPI Laboratories, Inc., and Kat Coronado, International Paint, LLC

This article examines the four predominant sources of corrosion that occur “in the wi...


Elevated Water Tank Coating Warranty Repairs: Coating Condition Evaluations and a Difference of Opinion

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Cynthia O’Malley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Preventing Coating Problems and Failures on Bolted Bridge Connections

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Failure of a Bridge Deck Topcoat

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.


Russian Roulette: Coating Performance With or Without a Sulfide Removal Treatment

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by Dr. Yasir Idlibi, MICHAL Consulting; Jason Hartt, ADANAC Global Testing & Inspection; Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

Is there such a thing as “blind chance”? Enter the realm of cause and effect and lini...


Preparing Lead Paint Removal Specifications — What Can Go Wrong?

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Daniel A. O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In a series of examples, the author presents written requirements from actual lead pa...


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

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


Who’s Working for You?

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Contradictory Information in a Project Specification

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc.


On Nominal Dry Film Thickness Requirements

from JPCL, August 2016

How should a contractor respond when he/she reads a specification requirement that “t...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

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


Ensure Accurate DFT Readings: 10 Important Things to Know

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation


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

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


Transforming the Subject Matter Expert into an Educator: Gaining Competitive Advantage by Applying Adult Learning Principles

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Amy Gibson, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes what makes adult learners different, the different ways they l...


The Mystery of the Disappearing Topcoat

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


A Hairy Situation: Coating Failure in a 10,000-Gallon Shampoo Tank

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Warren Brand Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


How To Know That Paint Has Dried

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Charles S. Brown, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.


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...


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Equifinality: Specifying Performance

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving ...


Little Clues That Reveal Bigger Issues:
Perforations in Twin 250-Foot-Diameter Tanks

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


Inspection Equipment

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

from JPCL, February 2016


The Curse of the Mummy: Mysterious Tank Lining Failures in WAC Vessels

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., and Sean Adlem, International Paint LLC.; Jack Whittaker, Cenovus Energy Inc.; Doug Wade, NWS Inspection Ltd.; and Margaret Pardy, Mag Consulting Inc.

In this article, the authors outline discoveries made from forensic work to unravel e...


Quality Assurance and Quality Control — We Do It, Too!

from JPCL, January 2016


Sporadic Interior Pipe Corrosion and Perforations

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


The Importance Of Pattern Recognition In Failure Analysis

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

The author describes cases where recognizing patterns used in conjunction with standa...


What You See Isn’t Always What You Get: The Problem with Aesthetics

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Mystery of the Failing Bridge Paint

from JPCL, November 2015


A Resilient Floor That Lost its Shine

from JPCL, October 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Effect of RH on the Time Between Blasting and Priming

from JPCL, October 2015

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/re...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


Galvanic Corrosion in Water and Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.; Travis C. Tatum, Dunham Engineering, Inc.; Pat Barry and Paul B. Higgins, The Barry Group, L.L.C.

The authors discuss prevention of galvanic corrosion in water and wastewater structur...


On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

from JPCL, September 2015


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


On Protecting Rebar in Concrete

from JPCL, August 2015

What is the best way to prevent corrosion of reinforcing bar in concrete?


On Top of the World - Rudy Hudale, Avalotis Corporation

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


The straws that broke the camel’s back

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Coating failure on motor housings

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...


Can pre-project testing lead to post-application performance?

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Valerie D. Sherbondy, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Failure of a coated concrete floor

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Managing Employee Assets

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

The author presents important insight about managing the most valuable workplace asse...


On evaluating non-visible contaminants on concrete

from JPCL, March 2015

How do you assess salts and other non-visible contaminants on concrete surfaces?


On defining “equivalent” in a specification

from JPCL, February 2015


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

from JPCL, January 2015

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) sy...


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Vaughn O'Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.


Microscopy

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues ...


Q&A with Lloyd M. Smith, Ph.D.

from JPCL, January 2015


Infrared spectroscopy

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

from JPCL, October 2014 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


On replacing blistered coatings

from JPCL, October 2014


The importance of standards

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

from JPCL, July 2014

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The or...


Differential scanning calorimetry

from JPCL, June 2014


On overcoating existing tank linings

from JPCL, February 2014

When performing maintenance painting of tank linings, what are the pros and cons of o...


Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...


Fundamentals of stripe coating

from JPCL, January 2014


Understanding Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, and Carly M. McGee, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The authors will explain the methods and processes of slip coefficient and tension cr...


Assuring the quality of abrasives

from JPCL, November 2013


The case of the compromised propane tank coating

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor


Testing adhesion of multi-coat systems

from JPCL, October 2013

When should the adhesion of an applied coating or lining multi-coat system be tested?


Causes of amine blush

from JPCL, September 2013

What causes amine blush in epoxy topcoats?


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2013


The case of…bubbles, and pinholes, and blisters, oh my!

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.
Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Crude Truth about Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Michael McGlamry, Hempel USA

The author discusses the changing conditions and lining considerations for transporti...


QA/QC: Some Things Are Old; Some Are New

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group, LLC


Quality Control Equipment and Practice Trends: 2009–Today

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Charles Lange and Brian Goldie, JPCL


SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corro...


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Why good housekeeping is important

from JPCL, July 2013


Q&A with Dwight Weldon

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2013


Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five ...


Testing the cure of IOZ

from JPCL, April 2013

Is the MEK rub test a conclusive test to check the cure of inorganic zinc coatings?


Basics of corrosion of steel for applicators

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Joe Pikas

The Applicator Training Bulletin series returns!


Can in-process QC prevent premature coating failures?

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Inspection and Quality: How Far Have We Come in 45 Years?

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author raises questions about practical improvements in inspection and quality ov...


New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complement...


Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Johnny Eliasson, ABS

The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its man...


Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Coating Application

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Don Schnell, DRYCO

A quality coatings application can occur only when optimum environmental conditions a...


The Ideal Coating Inspector

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

Does the ideal coating inspector really exist? The author reviews the various qualifi...


How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...


The case of…failure in a filter house

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Rick Huntley, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Corrosion Protection of Cargo Tanks in Crude Oil Carriers: The New IMO Regulations

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil T...


Durability Assessment of Foul-Release Coatings

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by David Tordonato, PE, and Allen Skaja, PCS, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors detail the results of laboratory tests of foul-release coatings to contro...


ISO’s Standard for Field Joint Coating: Understanding and Using ISO 21809-3

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Marcel Roche

The author reviews ISO’s Field Joint Coating Standard and discusses several aspects o...


The case of…surprise blistering and rusting on a new tank lining system

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The Six Essential Elements of Successful Concrete Repairs

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Quality Measures: A Cure for Fear of Failure

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation


Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The Vincent Thomas Bridge: A Study in Overcoating and QC

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by William H. Hansel, Caltrans

This article describes the painting of the Vincent Thomas Bridge's east tower, highli...


Issues That Do Not Meet The Eye: Design Considerations for Lining Concrete Sludge Mixing and Storage Tanks in Wastewater Treatment Plants

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by R.A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

"This article focuses on several condition assessment and design considerations asso...


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...


Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, ...


Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...


SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

from JPCL, January 2012

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


The case of…too many choices

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

from JPCL, December 2011


Protecting Concrete on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway Bridge

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Huang Weibo, Liu Xudong, Lu Ping, and Ma Xueqiang, Research Institute of Functional Materials, Qingdao Technological University, China.

The authors give a brief history of polyurea use in China, describe the Beijing-Shang...


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon


The Case of the Sliding Lining

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this month's F-Files, the application of a liner to the interior of a demineralize...


Evaluating Coatings to Control Zebra Mussel Fouling

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Allen Skaja, Ph.D.; and David Tordonato, Ph.D. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the Bureau of Reclamation’s second year of testing coatings to co...


When specifications and product data sheets conflict

from JPCL, October 2011


On measuring WFT to predict DFT

from JPCL, May 2011


Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article reviews the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan and re...


On holidays in linings for immersion service

from JPCL, April 2011


Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by ...


Using Robots in Ballast Tanks: Project Under Way to Automate Inspection of Surface Prep and Coating Work

from JPCL, January 2011 ; by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft GmbH

The author discusses the project "RObots in Tanks" (ROT), which is in the process of...


The case of...three (Part 2 of 2)

from JPCL, December 2010


The case of...three (Part 1 of 2)

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The PSPC from an Owner's Point of View

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Carlos Augusto dos Reis Correia, Naval Architect, PETROBRAS TRANSPORTE S.A.—TRANSPERTO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The author discusses an owner’s involvement with corrosion protection inside ballast...


On the meaning of "nominal film thickness"

from JPCL, October 2010


On determining dry-to-handle times in the shop

from JPCL, September 2010


2010 Directory of Coatings Consultants

from JPCL, August 2010

The 2010 JPCL Directory of Coatings Consultants contains information about more than ...


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2010

This year's Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and supplies for protec...


The case of the mysterious cracking coating

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Case of...the Strange Blistering

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by JPCL Staff


The case of the not-so-hot roof

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Cases from the F-Files - Lining a clarifier four times to get acceptable performance

from JPCL, March 2010


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of...A Failure to Communicate

from JPCL, February 2010


Preventing Coating Damage in the Supply Chain of Pipelines

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Idsart van Assema, Line Pipe Logistic Innovation & Research Center

The author describes in-house employee observations as well as literature on coating ...


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

from JPCL, February 2010


Soluble Salts beneath Coatings - An Overview

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Part 1 in a series on soluble salts, this article offers a summary of recent research...


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rob Francis, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd

The author provides a close look at four major international standards for measuring ...


Cases from the F-Files: Coating Failures on Galvanized Mast Arms

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.


Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field

from JPCL, November 2009

Many SSPC and ISO standards can be used in the laboratory to check the quality of abr...


Test Method for the Estimation of the IMO PSPC "Walk-On Time" for Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Serafin Barreiro, Hempel A/S, Kgs.

The author reports on a laboratory study intended to devise an appropriate test metho...


The Fix That Was Worse Than the Problem

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Raymond Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Catastrophic Disbonding of an "Encapsulating Coating" Applied to Hot-Dip Galvanizing


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...


L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector

from JPCL, July 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

from JPCL, June 2009


 
 
   

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