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New Products

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


The Importance of Nozzle Selection in Waterjetting

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Focus On: Field Surface Prep

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Jared Rigo, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018


On the Corrosion Effects of Reblasted Steel

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Carl Reed and Sarah Olthof, GPI Laboratories, Inc.; and Kat Coronado and Heather Cui, International Paint, LLC

It is not uncommon during the course of abrasive-blast surface preparation to overbla...


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...


Faux Real Retro Tank Rehab

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by 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 ...


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2017

Bridge Brothers Documentary Available at PaintSquare.com


Transmission Tower and Pole Painting: A Challenge for All Involved

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Matthew McCane, PCS, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Curt Hickcox, PCS Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

That our electrical transmission system is aging and degrading from corrosion is a gi...


Hunting for the Scope of Work

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


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...


Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools

from JPCL, August 2016


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Chang-Hun Lee, Byeong-Hun Do, Won-Jun Yun and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd.

The authors share processes and results of tests for velocity, spray width and work e...


SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

from JPCL, May 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2016

Houston Coating Society to hold annual painters competition.


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


Development of Materials and Process Metrics for High-Performance Abrasive Blast Surface Preparation

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Robert Kogler and Laura Erickson, Rampart LLC

The authors describe ongoing work being conducted with the Center for Corrosion Scien...


Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Dr. Thomas J. Langill, American Galvanizers Association


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...


Advantages, Applications and Unique Considerations of Robotic Waterblast Equipment

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Peter Wright, WaterJet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA)

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author compares robotic waterjetting...


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2015

Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges


Problems with galvanizing

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 201...


Visual surface preparation standards

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

How should surface preparation be conducted in non-sparking atmospheres?


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

from JPCL, September 2014


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...


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...


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker


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...


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc. Rich Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Failures in Preparation or Specification?


Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2014


On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

from JPCL, January 2014

There are ways to increase the pressure for waterjetting above 20,000 psi. What are t...


Assuring the quality of abrasives

from JPCL, November 2013


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning

from JPCL, September 2013


2013 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2013

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


In Situ Pipeline Coating Process Passes Saudi Desert Test

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Baker S. Hammad, BSH Engineering Consultant Office

In this article, the author explains and breaks down the In Situ coating process step...


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...


Six Key Points You Should Know about Concrete Surface Preparation before Coating Application

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals


The case of…too many choices

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


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

This Month's Question: What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a ...


Characterizing Surfaces after UHP Waterjetting in New Ship Construction

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement, France; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

The authors report on the first part of a study on the use of UHP waterjetting for se...


News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Patti Roman, Clemco Industries


Stucco Unstuck

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


The Weather Factor

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Don't let conditions rain on your painting parade. Get a sneak peek at Durability ...


What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by JPCL staff

Based on information provided to JPCL about products introduced between June 2009 and...


Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...


Supporting the Troops: Complex Strategy Worked for Repainting Ft. Lewis Water Tank

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Susan Drozdz, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, with contributions from Mike Hasbrook, Washington Industrial Coatings

In this photo essay, the authors depict the maintenance painting of a 200,000-gallon ...


On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

from JPCL, April 2010


Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

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...


How Does Waterjet Cleaning Affect the Surface and Surface Preparation?

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Lydia M. Frenzel, Ph.D., Advisory Council

This article describes the history of waterjet cleaning, discusses the effect that pr...


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, January/February 2010


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

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


2 Metals, 1 Failure

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, December 2009


The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator Inc., and Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have dri...


Rescuing an iconic symbol of the WWII home front

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Restoration team muster its expertise, energy to rehabiliate and adapt significant ex...


Spotlight on coatings removal / surface preparation

from JAC, August/September 2009

Special advertising gallery of methods, materials reflecting the inexorable progressi...


Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation

from JPCL, June 2009


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...


Gray? No way!

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


An Overview of Preparing Concrete for Coatings: What to Ask, What to Do, and Where to Find Help

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Fred Goodwin, Fellow Scientist, BASF Construction Chemicals

Key questions to ask about the surface preparation of concrete are covered in this ar...


Coating concrete: double-check your specs

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at...


Product News

from JPCL, March 2009


Resource Guide to Green Surface Preparation

from JPCL, November 2008


Making the call on the concrete wall

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Deborah Slaton and Paul Gaudette, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Key issues in the use of coatings and sealers for concrete walls include a number of ...


The war against water

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

An array of water-repellent and waterproofing measures are enlisted in the never-endi...


A firm foundation, part 2

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of t...


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...


Solutions that stick

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A firm foundation

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Charles H. Holl, Technical Specialist, Dayton Superior Corp.

The author provides a practical overview of the more commmonly used cleaning, surface...


Paint Removal: Having a blast, gently

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Paint removal with composite sponge media lends power, precision to restoration progr...


Peeling Away the Years: Taking on the job of getting old coatings off

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Because properly selected and applied coating systems deliver a long service life, co...


Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, PE., KTA-Tator, Inc.

A horizontal concrete surface may convey the appearance of a relatively monolithic, s...


What works with wood

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large


Sealers and coatings for masonry and concrete: The essentials

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Deborah Slaton, James D. Connolly, and Leonard L. Phelps

This article examines reasons for sealing or coating (or not coating) exterior masonr...


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...


Surface Preparation Products

from JAC, October 2005

Surface Preparation Products Directory


The Spec- Blueprint for success

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint ap...


Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must diffe...


 
 
   

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