Articles (379)


Lining Crude Oil Rail Tank Cars to Enhance Service Lives

from JPCL, April 2020 ; by Mike Manetta, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

As crude oil production has increased in North America, more oil has been shipped by ...


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, November 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, November 2019


There’s An Icebreaker In My Tank!

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

Twenty-five years ago, an icebreaker coating primarily designed for the underwater hu...


Decontaminating Nuclear Reactors with Removable Polyurea

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Timothy Wedow, Master-Lee Energy Services Corp.

Why would anyone want a coating system to detach from the surface? This article descr...


Smiling Over Spilled Milk: Floor Coating at a Dairy-Processing Facility

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro

A small Texas town suffered economically when its denim mill closed in 2015—until a d...


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...


Reducing Railcar Ownership Costs: Wise Selection of Coatings and Linings

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by Mike Manetta, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Although the freight-rail business is potentially very profitable, about 40 cents of ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2019


Old and Gray to New and Green: Coatings Transform Digesters, Tank at Water Recovery Facility

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by JPCL Staff

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska recently required painting services at its Theresa Stre...


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...


Coating Petrochemical Facilities: A Matter of Time

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Peter Bock, Performance Polymers Americas LLC

In this editorial compilation, Peter Bock looks back on his tenure as a coating speci...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2019


Pipeline Coatings: Safeguarding and Streamlining the Transmission of Energy Resources

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Dr. Jeffrey David Rogozinski, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Dr. Jeffrey David Rogozinski, a pipeline coatings subject-matter expert for the Sherw...


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2019


Focus On

from JPCL, May 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, May 2019


Measuring Vertical Concrete Surface pH: Testing for Severe Exposures

from JPCL, May 2019 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.

Concrete that has been distressed from chemically induced deterioration should be pro...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, April 2019


Measuring TSA Coating Thickness: Methods and Considerations

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by Jay Kunick, Fischer Technology, Inc.

Thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) coatings can offer long-term corrosion protection f...


SSPC Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2019


The Basics of Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by David A. Hunter, PCS, Pond & Company, Inc.

In nuclear facilities, the term “safety-related” applies to systems, structures, comp...


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2019


Where Did Those Towers Come From?

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by Curt Hickcox, PCS, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author’s company was approached by a major electric utility to coat two very tall...


Protecting Process Vessels at the Largest Oil Field in Iraq

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by PaintSquare Staff


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, March 2019


The Crude Truth About Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Michael McGlamry, Hempel (USA), Inc.


Fight the Phenol: Baked Phenolic RailCar Linings for Extended Service

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by John Myers, Carboline Company

With more than 400,000 tank cars carrying raw materials, intermediate chemicals and f...


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2019


Rope Access for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Industrial Structures

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Katharine Stay, IRATA International

The use of modern industrial skilled rope access teams began over three decades ago i...


Wastewater Treatment Rehab

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, September 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2018


Ceramic Epoxy Coatings in Immersion

from JPCL, September 2018 ; by Ben Rowland, Induron Protective Coatings, Inc.

The term "ceramic epoxy coatings" refers to an epoxy binder with ceramic media used a...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, July 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2018


Qualification Tests for High-Temperature FBE Coatings

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Hassan Al-Sagour and Mana Al-Mansour, Saudi Aramco

As deeper gas wells have been discovered, gas is produced at higher temperatures than...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2018


Owners’ Roundtable

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


World Record Platform

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 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...


Wastewater Clarifiers: Understanding Corrosion Mechanisms

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by D. A. Sherman, P.E. and R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

Wastewater treatment plant clarifier environments present challenges for selecting co...


2018 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2018

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, May 2018

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


Refurbishment or Replacement?: Cost-Effective Solutions For Aging Water-Storage Tanks

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Nick Bressler, World International Testing, Inc.

In order to bring the 92-year-old Alta Vista Standpipe up to current AWWA standards a...


Three-Coat & Epoxy Mastic Bridge Coating Systems in Adverse Environments

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Saiada Fuadi Fancy, Md. Ahsan Sabbir and Kingsley Lau, Florida International University and Dale DeFord, Florida Department of Transportation

This article presents experimental results of coating degradation and corrosion devel...


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-...


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...


Investigating Failure

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


Put That in Your Pipeline

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Meeting Expectations When Selecting Concrete Rehabilitation Systems

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Mike Dadik, P.E. S.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Reinforced concrete has become a preferred building material for water storage and co...


Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

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

The ultimate or universal field-joint coating does not exist, but there are many vari...


Step-Change Epoxy Coatings for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels and Railcars

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, Ms and Dr. Ian Fletcher, International Paint LLC.

The authors describe the genesis and performance of a step-change epoxy coating for h...


Investigating Failure

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

Airport Jet Fuel Piping Lining Issues


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2018


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...


Focus On: FRPs for Bridges

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Gregg Blaszak, P.E., Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC


Thin-Film Coatings for Protecting Reinforced Concrete Bridge Elements

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; Derrick Castle, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and Theodore Hopwood II and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

Steel reinforced concrete bridge components are deteriorating prematurely, especially...


Moving Beyond the 25-Year Coating

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Covestro LLC, and Paul Vinik, Florida Department of Transportation

Zinc-rich primers have been well studied, yet specifying inorganic (IOZ) or organic z...


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 ...


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need...


Profiles in Coatings Excellence: Presenting the Winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Meet this year’s award winners and discover what made their projects stand out — plus...


2017 D+D Elevation Awards Showcase Exceptional Coatings Work: Announcing the First Class of Winners

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

Seven projects earned a number of coatings professionals a D+D Elevation Award in thi...


Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Michael O. Woodward, Carboline Company

Surrounded by high-rise buildings and crossing the Miami River, the Miami Avenue Brid...


Case History

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

Wet Work: Space Center Boulevard Storm Sewer Reconstruction


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


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...


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...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2017

SSPC Panama Chapter Launches with Technical Session, Celebration


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...


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


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...


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...


Bedeviled Bridges: An Answer to a National Scandal

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, International Paint LLC, and
Glenn Hollins, Vision Integrity Engineering Ltd

The authors explore the performance of a high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd coating t...


Hunting for the Scope of Work

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


Penn Avenue Water Tower Reconditioning

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

This article describes the complex planning and implementation involved in a water to...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2017


Interior Decking, Nuclear Submarine USS Maryland

from JPCL, April 2017


Zinc-Rich Primer and UHP Waterjetting in Severe Marine Environments

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, Anticorr Conseil; and Christian Favennec And Nicolas Bocca, DCNS

Studies compare waterjetting and abrasive blasting on zinc primers in severe marine e...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2017


Climate Control in Shipyards

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Don Schnell, Polygon US Corp

Along with changes in coating technology and application techniques has come a demand...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Duplex Coatings on Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Bridges

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood II, University Of Kentucky

Bridges have been historically designed for a theoretical 50-year service life but in...


Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Michael Baase, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and Theodore Hopwood Ii and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

The cost of maintaining a protective coating during the service life of a bridge can ...


Mark Your Calendars: SSPC to Administer 2017 DoD Corrosion Conference

from JPCL, January 2017


PaintSquare Comments

from JPCL, January 2017


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2016

from JPCL, February 2017


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, December 2016


Composite Coatings: Basics of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Pipe Repairs

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by David A. Hunter, Hunter Engineering Consulting, Inc.

The author describes the background and basics of composite fiber-reinforced polymer ...


Failure of a Bridge Deck Topcoat

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


Single-Component Polysiloxane Topcoat for Navy Surface Ships

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by Erick Iezzi and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

This article details a recently developed, novel moisture-curable, haze gray single-c...


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 2016


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

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


Coating Evaluation Process for Municipal Manholes

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Bob Murphy, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The author describes the evaluation protocol for coatings in aggressive sewer environ...


Contradictory Information in a Project Specification

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


New Orleans Welcomes Water Quality, Waterjetting Shows

from JPCL, September 2016


Shop Coat Versus Field Coat: the Pros and Cons

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

There seems to be a trend for bridge owners to believe that applying all three coats ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 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...


When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Guerman Vainblat, PE, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Timur Kolchinskiy, EIT, Hirani Engineering

For this article, the authors compiled and analyzed three years of data collected dur...


Bridges, Roads & Paths

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Chemical & Petrochemical

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Holding Patterns

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Pipeline

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Power

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Transport

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Water

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


New Advances in Epoxy Coatings for Marine Markets

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by James McCarthy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings


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

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, July 2016


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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, May 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


Moisture Testing in Below-Grade Concrete Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc. / Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2016


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Günter Binder, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)

The author compares the accuracy of laboratory test results to that of long-term test...


Bad Vibes: Using Coatings to Eliminate Vortex-Induced Vibration of Riser Strings on Deep-Water Offshore Structures

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Peter Bock

When the length of the riser piping on an oil production platform increases for struc...


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

from JPCL, February 2016


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...


The Buzz

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...


Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2016

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more t...


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...


Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been ...


The Buzz

from JPCL, January 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2016


The Buzz

from JPCL, December 2015


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


Close Encounters of the Third "Crude-Oil" Kind

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph. D. and Vijay Datta, M.S., International Paint LLC

The authors compare and contrast the accelerated laboratory autoclave performance of ...


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


Nontoxic Barnacle Antifouling

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

Producing surfaces with high resistance to marine fouling and a high level of barnacl...


On Coating of Dissimilar Metals in Storage Tanks

from JPCL, November 2015


The Mystery of the Failing Bridge Paint

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


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...


Knocking Two Out of the Park: Recoating Highly Visible Water Tanks

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

This article describes the recoating of twin abandoned water tanks that overlook a bu...


On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

from JPCL, September 2015


WEFTEC 2015 Returns to Chicago; New Orleans Welcomes WJTA-IMCA Conference

from JPCL, September 2015


Adventures in Tank Lining

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, Inc.

The author recounts details of a vinyl ester tank relining project during a swelterin...


Assuring Value for the Owner - Chris Wolfgram, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

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


Basic Training: Maintaining an Old Icon with a New Technology

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Greg Peters, SABRE Autonomous Solutions, and Dr. Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The authors outline the development and implementation of Rosie and Sandy, two autono...


Corrosion Crusader - Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation

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


On Top of the World - Rudy Hudale, Avalotis Corporation

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


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...


Taking on Fuel - Mary Cole, University of Akron

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


Tank Woman - Jana Nyhagen, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

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


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


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...


Take pride in all our military

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


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


Protecting Offshore Wind Farm Towers

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Hugues Dedeurwaerder, Coatings Research Institute

To ensure durability and corrosion protection in aggressive climates, the author disc...


Liquid-Applied Waterproofing Membrane for Bridge Decks

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Joseph Haydu, CEO, and Jonathan Haydu, Bridge Preservation LLC

This article describes the use of liquid applied waterproofing membrane as a method o...


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

When should you specify ultra-high-pressure (UHP) waterjetting on bridges?


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...


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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Market: A Simplified Approach to Formulating for High-Temperature and High-Pressure Applications

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Andrew Recker, BASF

This article explores the significant impact that formulation additives can have on i...


Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...


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...


Preventing CUI With Thermal-Spray Metal Coating

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, LLC

The author describes the use of thermal-spray aluminum coatings for preventing corros...


The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2015

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

Decorative concrete plays a ‘roundabout’ role in making America’s roads safer.


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...


FEVE Technology for Higher Performance Coating Systems on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

This article describes fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin technology for bridge ...


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Achieving Efficiencies with Coatings and Linings Work in Gulf Coast Environments

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Ron Knecht, Regional Market Segment Director, Oil & Gas, North America, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article will discuss the latest coating technologies that can overcome the chal...


Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...


Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...


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...


Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest whole...


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...


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...


Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included ...


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...


Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. ...


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...


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...


Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether tw...


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


Q&A with Andy Odorzynski

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2014

IBC returns to Pittsburgh; Boston hosts ACE14; Mega Rust heads to San Diego


High-Solids Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Daniel Totev, Air Products and Chemicals Europe B.V., and Marcelo Rufo, Air Products Brasil Ltda.

This article reviews the basics of high-solids epoxy coatings compared to conventiona...


On overcoating existing tank linings

from JPCL, February 2014

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2014

Abhe & Svoboda Wins Phase II of Huey Long Bridge Contract


Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, poly...


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...


Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Dr. David Tordonato, P.E., and Dr. Allen Skaja, P.C.S., U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the use of metalizing, or thermal spray coating (TSC) application...


On ballast water treatments and coatings

from JPCL, November 2013

Do water treatment processes to stop the transfer of invasive marine species in balla...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...


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...


The Role Linings Play in Manhole Rehabilitation

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Kevin Morris, The Sherwin-Williams Company

In this article, the author explains how corrosion occurs in sewer collection systems...


Regulations in Coatings Work: Key Developments Over 30 Years

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


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


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2013


Understanding Vinyl Ester and Epoxy Tank Lining Properties for Power Plants: Tips for Owners

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Jeff Stewart, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

This article gives an overview of the key features needed for vinyl ester and epoxy t...


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and dis...


News

from JPCL, May 2013


Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2013


Project Preview

from JPCL, April 2013


Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Trevor Parry, Coating Consultant, and Bill Woods, Marinspec Associates Ltd.

The authors identify some of the stresses that marine cargo tank coatings may face du...


Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

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


On sealing cracks in concrete

from JPCL, March 2013

What is the most effective practice for crack sealing in concrete to prevent water in...


Project Preview

from JPCL, March 2013


Coating Concerns for New Chemical and Petroleum ASTs

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group

This article explores design issues and coatings considerations during construction o...


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...


Project Preview

from JPCL, February 2013


Innovative Coating Systems for Steel Bridges: A Review of Developments

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Stan Walker, Terry Wiseman, Peter Roberts, and Norb Repman, International Paint LLC

The authors summarize several advances in bridge coating systems made mainly over the...


Applying FBE to Pipeline Internals

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC, and Dennis Graham, Yellowgate Consulting, LLC

The article details the basic steps of FBE application to pipe internals, from surfac...


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...


Preparing Surfaces at Wastewater Plants: An Overview of Substrates, Practices, and Standards

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The author describes how surface preparation for the use of high-performance protecti...


Protecting Scrubbers in Power Plants: How History Stacks Up

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Gary Hall, Sauereisen, Inc.

This article elaborates on the trends and materials of protection in fossil fuel-fire...


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.


“Specific Utility” in the Design of Coating Systems for Bridges

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue; by Clive H. Hare


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


Aetna to Recoat Mt. Hope Bridge

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


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.


On removing uncured coatings without blasting

from JPCL, July 2012

How do you remove all traces of an uncured internal coating from a tank when abrasive...


Progress Brings Problems to Wastewater Systems

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Gary R. Hall, Lake H. Barrett Jr., and Pete J. Jansen, Sauereisen


Project Preview

from JPCL, June 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


From poetry to painting

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


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 ...


Preserving an icon

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Dirk Uebelhoer, Corporate System Engineer, Flooring and Coating, Sika Services AG


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


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 ...


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...


Complex tank rehab required seeing the forest and the trees

from JPCL, April 2012 ; by Chet Zalusky


North Star To Rehab Parker Bridge

from JPCL, April 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


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...


Tarpon Industrial To Coat IA-IL Memorial Bridge

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, February 2012 ; by Massimo Cornago, Consultant

The author describes the approach of one oil company in the selection of different co...


On overcoating an existing tank lining

from JPCL, February 2012

For maintenance painting of tank coatings, what are the pros and cons of overcoating ...


When Undercover Agents Can't Stand the Heat: Coatings in Action and the Netherworld of Corrosion Under Insulation

from JPCL, February 2012 ; by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue, Vijay Datta, MS, Dr. Adrian Andrews, Sean Adlem, and Matthew Giardina, International Paint, LLC; Nicole de Varennes, CET, Linda G.S. Gray, MSc, and Damien Lachat, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

This article reports on research into coatings primarily for the undercover realm of ...


Atlantic Painting Wins WWTP Contract

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


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, ...


Infrastructure: Age and agendas

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


Painted weathering steel vs. painted carbon steel

from JPCL, January 2012

What is the service life of a painted weathering steel bridge, compared to a painted ...


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...


The case of…too many choices

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


The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd


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...


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...


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PC...


Finding cures for repairing buried wastewater structures

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Stephen M. Wierzchowski


In-situ coating of corroded pipelines in the Canadian oil patch

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS


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 ...


WEFTEC Takes 84th Annual Show to Los Angeles

from JPCL, September 2011


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


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...


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


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...


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


Sizing DH for Water Tank Lining Jobs

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Don Schnell, Dehumidification Technologies, LP

The author focuses on sizing dehumidification (DH) for water tank lining projects and...


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 ...


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson


SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC presented the fifth annual structure awards at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, h...


Project Preview

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by Alyssa Gallagher, Paint BidTracker

360 Construction Wins Mackinac Bridge Painting Project


Rationalized Hull Inspection Systems Can Rein in Repair Bills

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by Fernando Lehrer, ABS Product Development, Nautical Systems

The author discusses the American Bureau of Shipping's software-based Hull Inspectio...


The case of shop painting going to waste

from JPCL, August 2010


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...


News

from PWC, July/August 2010


Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

from JPCL, July 2010


Testing coatings to control mussels

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


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...


Getting the right profile on weathering steel

from JPCL, June 2010


Products

from JPCL, June 2010


S&K to Recoat Two Moveable Bridges

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Julie Birch and Alyssa Gallagher, PaintSquare


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 ...


News

from JPCL, May 2010


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...


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...


Special Paint BidTracker Update on 5 Bridge Jobs

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Brian Churray and Julie Birch, Paint BidTracker


SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on ...


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


On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

from JPCL, April 2010


Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by JPCL Staff


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

from JPCL, March 2010


Problem Solving Forum - On preparing concrete for metalizing

from JPCL, March 2010


Protecting Ships with DH during Long-Term Lay-Ups

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Russ Brown, Munters Corporation

The author reports on the use of desiccant dehumidification and climate control equip...


Antenna and Cable Attachment Methods for Water Tanks: A Comparative Study

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Dan Zienty, SEH

This is a follow-up to a May 2008 JPCL article that discussed attaching antennas and ...


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

from JPCL, February 2010


Odor and Corrosion Problems in Wastewater Collection Systems and Treatment Plants: Two Related Issues Requiring Separate Control Strategies

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

This article explains why odor control ventilation does not mitigate biogenic sulfide...


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 ...


Products

from JPCL, February 2010


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


Controlling Traffic on Highway and Bridge Painting Jobs

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

This article gives an overview of traffic control during bridge painting and identifi...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2010


Maintenance Tips: Repair Techniques for Prestressed Concrete Tanks

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Simon Bladon, CRL Surveys, Mitcham, UK


Market Update: A Snapshot of the Railcar Lining Business: A Slow Train Coming?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


Project Preview

from JPCL, December 2009

Klicos Wins Piscataqua River Bridge Approach Painting Bid


Case History: Copper Mine Gets New Support

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by David E. Snider and Heather M. Ramsey, Sauereisen Inc.


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.


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 3: Results of the Laboratory Investigations

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 3 of a three-part series, the authors report on corrosive stress on offshore ...


News

from JPCL, November 2009

Association, company, and product news


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...


Coating System Guide for Bridges

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2009 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 10,000 recommendations fo...


Coating System Guide for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Food and Pharmaceutical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Power Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Pulp and Paper Mills

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Marine Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Railcar Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Transmission Pipeline

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Wastewater Plants Municipal

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Water Works

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Waterfront Lock and Dam Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Massive Painting Project on Queensboro Bridge Awarded to L&L Painting

from JPCL, October 2003 ; by Technology Publishing

L&L Painting Company (Hicksville, NY) has been awarded a contract by the New York Cit...


Case History: Custom Platform Was Key in Lining Power Plant Stack

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


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...


Preparing Repair Mortars for Wastewater Service: Broom Finish or Blasted Surface?

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Vaughn O'Dea and Rick Schwab, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors summarize the results of an investigation to qualitatively assess adhesio...


Project Preview

from JPCL, September 2009


The Basics of Deteriorating Concrete at Wastewater Plants: Tips on Causes, Repair, and Resources

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Heather Bayne, SSPC

This article reviews aggressive exporsures within wastewater facilities; degradation ...


Overcoating Lead-Based Alkyd Paint on Steel Penstocks: Practical Experience

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D.; Peter Roberts; Vijay Datta, MS; and Terry McManus

When selecting an overcoating system, specifiers must consider several crucial factor...


Regulations

from JPCL, August 2009

Regulation News: OSHA's Maritime Advisory Committee to Meet


Spanning 25 Years of Development in Heavy-Duty Coatings

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Michael Donkin, International Paint Ltd.

Massive changes have occurred in coating formulation for the heavy-duty market in the...


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


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."


Corrosion under Insulation: Basics and Resources for Understanding

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Brian Goldie and Karen Kapsanis, JPCL

This article reviews how the environment for corrosion under thermal insulation (CUI)...


Getting the Most out of Your Highway Stimulus Funds: A Perspective

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Robert A. Kogler, Rampart LLC

This article describes the recent infrastructure stimulus funding as a boost that cou...


Minimizing coating systems for exterior exposures in chemical plants

from JPCL, July 2009


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


Studies on secondary surface prep after UHPWJ and on preparing concrete

from JPCL, July 2009


A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

from JPCL, June 2009 ; by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles Co...


Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

from JPCL, June 2009 ; by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


The Economic Stimulus Package of 2009: An Update

from JPCL, June 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL; and Brian Churray, PaintSquare

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package, ...


A Comparison of Ultra-Long-Life Coating Systems for Water Storage Tanks

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Michael L. Doolittle, Tank Industry Consultants

In this article, the author gives an overview of long-life coating systems for water ...


On lining a demineralized water tank

from JPCL, May 2009

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a deminerali...


Certified Coatings Wins Bridge Painting Project

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Brian Churray, PaintSquare


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 2: Results of the Site Tests

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 2 of a three-part series, the authors report on testing the coating performan...


Stimulus Bill - $8 billion released for public transit

from JPCL, April 2009


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


A Methodology to Evaluate the Relative Performance of Various Coating Systems

from JPCL, March 2009 ; by Shuang-Ling Chong, Federal Highway Administration (retired 2007), and Yuan Yao, SES Group & Associates

This article discusses the various accelerated laboratory test methods that have been...


Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

from JPCL, March 2009

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users


Memo to Washington: Forget the Bonus; can we help?

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC


Case History: Aircraft Carrier Sails through Tank Maintenance Project

from JPCL, January 2008

In August 2006, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier cruised into Puget Sound in ...


Variables Affecting Calcium Chloride Testing for Moisture in Concrete

from JPCL, January 2008 ; by Rick A. Huntley

The author discusses variables that affect the results of moisture vapor transmission...


 
 
   

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