Articles (114)


Focus On

from JPCL, March 2019


Bring on the Heat: Infrared Radiation Thermal Imaging and Coating Application

from JPCL, February 2019 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates LLC

The use of infrared radiation thermal imaging (IR-TI) has shown a wide variety of use...


No Magic Number: Coating Concrete After 28 Days

from JPCL, September 2018 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

Historically, the coatings industry has specified 28 days of cure time for concrete b...


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


2018 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2018

The JPCL Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes detailed inform...


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, May 2018

No Day at the Resort: Constructing and Coating a 5 MG Water Tank in the Mountains of ...


Fundamentals of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Application

from JPCL, April 2018 ; by David A. Hunter and Sean M. Browning, Pond & Company

FBE coatings can be applied in a manufacturing process which provides a consistent, d...


Contractor Profile: Alec S. Benson

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018

SSPC Training Hits the Road


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Bradley Box, Industrial Corrosion Control, Inc. (ICCI)

Thinking Outside the Containment


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...


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...


Industrial Meets Aesthetic

from JPCL, April 2017

Water tanks may be necessary but not something we ever really want to “see.” Rolf and...


The Effect of Intelligent Coating Selection on Project Delays

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by James McDonald, Hempel Protective Coatings

A study suggests roughly half of oil and gas megaprojects reported schedule delays of...


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

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


Application of Two-Component Epoxy Intumescent Coatings for Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Eric P. Rennerfeldt, Graco, Inc.

There is a growing demand to use plural-component proportioning equipment to spray 10...


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...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather

from JPCL, December 2016


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Intumescent coatings have unique properties and challenges that must be considered be...


On Accelerating Cure Over an IOZ-Coated Surface

from JPCL, October 2016

Can water be sprayed onto an IOZ-coated surface that has not fully cured due to low-h...


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2016


Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Don’t let confusing, incomplete or technically incorrect painting specifications open...


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...


Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings

from JPCL, June 2016


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

from JPCL, March 2016

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy


Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...


Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

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


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...


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...


Spray Application of Non-Skid Coatings

from JPCL, October 2015 ; by Beth Torgerson, Graco Inc.

This installment of Basic Training explores spray application of nonskid coatings. Te...


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2015

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


On stripe coating edge-retentive primers

from JPCL, July 2015

When and why would I need to stripe coat if I'm using an edge-retention primer?


Psymplified Psychrometrics

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc., and Don Schnell, Polygon

The authors discuss the impact of humidity on surface preparation, coating applicatio...


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

from JPCL, June 2015

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Caleb Meacham, Solutions Consultant-WIWA LP


High and Dry

from D+D Print, April 2015

Readers advise on moisture concerns when painting concrete walls with acrylics.


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...


Building in Versatility and Durability

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Wood is one of our most used and adaptable building materials — staining, coating and...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Facelift for the Forum

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Gary Henry

A colorful coating helps an iconic arena reclaim its rock star glory.


Thirsty for Art

from D+D Print, December 2014


Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, December 2014

Durability + Design's Tools + Equipment Buying Guide for 2015 offers this comprehensi...


Getting the most out of airless spray

from JPCL, October 2014


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...


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


How to Specify Paint

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Joe Berchenko, ARCOM Masterspec

A veteran spec writer guides you through the paint specifying process with useful tip...


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...


In-Shop to Offshore: Shop Coating Steel for the Thornton Bank Wind Farm

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Ronny Van Poppel, Smulders Group

This article describes the shop coating processes used to coat steel jacket parts for...


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...


Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI; and Todd Gomez, PCS; VersaFlex Inc.

Polyurea technology is not new to pipelining work, with earlier applications performe...


Field Application of Foul-Release Coating

from JPCL, June 2014 ; by Sang Ki Chi, Seung Hyun Kim, and Byung Wan Kim Institute of Industrial Technology, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

To capitalize on the environmental and cost benefits of employing silicone foul-relea...


Setting up, operating, and maintaining air spray equipment

from JPCL, June 2014


Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

A construction team copes with the unexpected in restoring a New York City landmark.


Profiles in Surface Prep

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Sometimes just getting the surface ready for coating is the hardest part of the job.


Exhibitor Showcase

from D+D Print, April 2014


Starry, Starry Sky

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Gary Henry


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...


Spot Assessments of Ongoing Cleaning and Painting Projects

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber and Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

An ounce of inspection may be worth a pound of do-over.


Fundamentals of stripe coating

from JPCL, January 2014


Basic training in brush and roller application

from JPCL, October 2013


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


The Changing Face of Coating Application Equipment

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Anita M. Socci, Managing Editor, JPCL


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Thorough surface preparation is necessary to achieve long-term coating performance. T...


Spray It Safe: Using and Maintaining Plural + Airless Spray Equipment

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Pete Engelbert, Level 3 Coating Inspection, LLC

Plural component and airless spray equipment are almost ubiquitous on coatings jobsit...


An introduction to how coatings protect concrete

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by Charles H. Holl and Scott A. O’Connor

This month, we will briefly review the composition of concrete and why we coat it. We...


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...


Formulating Polyureas: History and Advances

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Kevin Buck, Huntsman

This article discusses the basics of polyureas, including the history of polyurea dev...


Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA


When a good idea goes bad

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


Painting Concrete

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Olhiser describes the hidden pitfalls, as well as the potential, practical, solutions...


How coatings protect steel

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, retired from Devoe Coatings Co. (now International Paint LLC)


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...


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 ...


Ask the Scientist: Dry Spray

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

The professional painter has to make jobs work under a variety of conditions, some of...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


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...


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel

Concrete substrates can present challenges for successful application of coatings, a ...


A Hard Assignment: Getting a Good Read on Moisture in Concrete

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Water is good for taking a swim, floating a boat, boiling an egg, or washing the car.


A Spray-Application Primer: Mastering the Painting Art, Right from the Starting Gun

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Grant Klatt

A primary consideration that commands attention before a building-improvement project...


The Quality Guarantee: The Pivotal Role Played by Field Measurements

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

The paint systems used on buildings are selected from published performance data, man...


Texas-Size Task: Paint Job for Massive Cowboys Stadium Roof

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Earl Baker & Walter R. Scarborough

Everything in the Great State of Texas is large, grand and majestic, or at least that...


The Book on Painting: Winning Strategies for the Coating Game Plan

from D+D Online Features, June 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

The coating systems applied to the exterior of commercial buildings serve two crucial...


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.


AWWA Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Chris McMillan, International Paint, LLC


International Bridge Conference Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


Mega Rust Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


News

from JPCL, May 2011


Preventing overspray with a wind monitoring plan

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Julie Dean, Overspray Rx


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


Business Blueprint for Challenging Times: Seven Keys to Success

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jeff Locke

According to the Department of Commerce, the construction industry continued to exper...


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...


New Products

from PWC, March/April 2010


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, January/February 2010


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.


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

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


Green That Gets It Done

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


Effective formulas for the polymer floor

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...


What's New?

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

The latest tools and applicators provide a great start to a winning finish. Also: Buy...


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

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...


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

Mixing and matching of chemistries, substrates inspires creation of varied artistic i...


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...


The Spec- Blueprint for success

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

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


 
 
   

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