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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


Investigating Failure

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


Investigating Failure

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

The Missing Piece: Collaborations Between Field Investigators and Laboratory Chemists


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.


Investigating Failure

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

The Case of the Spotty Disbondment


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


When Stainless Isn’t Stainless

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


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

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


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.


PaintSquare Comments

from JPCL, January 2017


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.


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


Contradictory Information in a Project Specification

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


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 ...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

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


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

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


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


Failure at the Jail

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


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

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


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.


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...


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


The straws that broke the camel’s back

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


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


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.


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


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 ...


Infrared spectroscopy

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


Oops, Wrong Paint!

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

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


On replacing blistered coatings

from JPCL, October 2014


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


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?


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


Saponification: from paint to the grave

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Preventing and Solving Delamination During Multilayer Pipeline Girth Weld Coating Application

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by J. Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The author will explain ways to prevent delamination of fusion-bonded epoxy and three...


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?


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


Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

from JPCL, May 2013

What causes blistering and crater formation in freshly applied polyurethane topcoats...


Q&A with Dwight Weldon

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


The contractor who almost got floored

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


When a good idea goes bad

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Rick Huntley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor


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.


The case of…the red rust on a newly applied zinc primer

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


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.


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 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 case of…too many choices

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


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...


The Shop-Coated Pipeline That Cracked

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Valerie D. Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this F-Files, the author investigates what went wrong when a fusion-bonded epoxy ...


A case of premature coating failure on the interior surfaces of bridge box girders

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Stucco Unstuck

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


Primer Suspect

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


Tilt-Up Gets Down and Dirty

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Rick Huntley

The dirty truth about cleaning.


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...


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: 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 ...


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of Improper Selection of a Maintenance Strategy Takes Corrosion Protection from Bad to Worse

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Valerie Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Maintenance takes drawbridge from bad to worse


Test for Success

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Rick Huntley

Taking a few measurements during the job can head off a massive failure later.


2 Metals, 1 Failure

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.


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.


2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

from JAC, October/November 2009

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...


Cases from the F-Files: Corrosion of powder-coated aluminum on the Gulf Coast

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Richard Burgess and Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Filiform Corrosion of Powder-Coated Aluminum on the Gulf Coast


Disbondments of Pipeline Coatings and Their Effects on Corrosion Risks

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by D. Melot, G. Paugam, and M. Roche, Total SA, France

This article updates and completes information on recent cases of pipeline coating fa...


When Facelifts Fail

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

It was supposed to be a quick freshener coat. Then blisters ballooned.


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


Premature rusting of newly coated structural steel in a chemical plant

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Bruce Rutherford, Operations Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The case of the perplexing paint shop

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Accelerated Corrosion of Interior Corrugated Roof Surfaces


The case of the yellowed water tank lining

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Cases from the F-Files: Introducing a Series on Analyzing Coating Failure

from JPCL, March 2009 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Welcome to the inaugural column in a series on analyzing failures of protective and m...


Water woes

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Charles Holl, Dayton Superior Speciatly Chemicals

Moisture vapor and hydrostatic pressure can wreak havoc with protective and decorativ...


 
 
   

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