Articles (526)


Coatings 101: The Four Ps for a Profitable Project

from JPCL, July 2022 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors

The author shares four simple—but important—tips for keeping a painting project on tr...


The Future of Ship Painting, Part II: Specs, Standards, Inspections and More

from JPCL, August 2021 ; by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group UK

In an effort to improve ship coating processes moving into the future, a November 202...


Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks

from JPCL, April 2020 ; by Michael Kibler and Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corp.; and and Jay Ong, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock

For years, the causes and mechanisms of blistering have been studied to determine its...


Spraying with Plural-Component Equipment: : Seven Methods for Improved Performance and Savings

from JPCL, April 2020 ; by John Lihwa, Graco Inc.

Plural-component coatings have historically presented challenges for contractors, wit...


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, November 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, October 2019


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...


Focus On

from JPCL, September 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, September 2019


Getting There is Half the Fun: Safe Access for Painting

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


Under the Weather: Climate-Control Equipment for Industrial Painting

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019 ; by Don J. Schnell, Polygon US


Large-Diameter Cooling Water Pipe and Penstocks: Selecting and Applying Linings

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The installation of linings in large-diameter cooling pipes and penstocks is a major ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2019


What You Need To Know: Are You a Quality Control Inspector? By Whose Definition?

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


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...


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...


How to Select an Airless Sprayer: Power Sources

from JPCL, June 2019 ; by Eric Rennerfeldt, John Lihwa and Josh Carney, Graco Inc

In selecting airless spray equipment, many factors must be considered, including the ...


PPE Requirements for Polyurethanes Versus Non-Isocyanate Coatings: Is There Really a Difference?

from JPCL, June 2019 ; by Leah K. Tipton, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The word isocyanate on a product label or safety data sheet might prompt the selectio...


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


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...


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2019


Focus On

from JPCL, March 2019


Inspecting CUI Systems with Equipment in Service

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

Traditional methods of in-service inspection of CUI coating systems are extremely exp...


JPCL Anniversary Archives

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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, February 2019


Focus On: Electronic Inspection of a Field Painting Project

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Cory Allen, Vulcan Painters, Inc.


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...


Surface-Prep Considerations: A Tale of Two Tanks

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

Methods and implementation of surface preparation can determine the service life, suc...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2018


Product Spotlight: Color Selection Apps

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2018


Focus On: Does Temperature Have an Effect on Coating Thickness Readings?

from JPCL, September 2018 ; by David J. Barnes, Elcometer Ltd.


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...


The Effect of Caustic Soda Solutions on Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings at High Temperatures

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

In the article, “Qualification Tests for High-Temperature FBE Coatings” in the July 2...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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


Fireosaurus Rex: King of Epoxy PFP in Hot and Cold Climates

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, MS; Ravi Nagarajan; Bill Dempster; Robin Wade, MA; and Sherman Spear, International Paint LLC

This article explores the footprint and characteristics of a novel and solvent-free, ...


In-Service Cleaning & Inspection of Storage Tanks

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Ian Daniel and Mark Stone, Sonomatic Ltd

As steps have been taken to minimize work in confined spaces by exploring zero-man en...


Aerial Robotic Systems: A Novel Approach to Safe Coating Inspection at Heights

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Jamie Branch, Apellix

Aerial robotic technology offers a novel approach to obtaining coating inspection dat...


The Effect of Surface Preparation Grades of Weld Seam on Coating Performance

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Sang-Moon Shin, Chung-Seo Park, Seung-Gon Choo, Eun-Ha Song and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries

According to the international surface prepa-ration standard for welds, preparation g...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Time and Temperature: Don't Forget About Humidity


Abrasive Media Economics

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


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 ...


UHP Waterjetting Para Acero Nuevo y Envejecido

from JPCL APP Español, Septiembre 2017 ; by Joao Azevedo, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Portugal

Mediante pruebas de rendimiento y casos de proyectos reales, este artículo confirma q...


Cost Savings and Best Practices in Air Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Greg Baker, BlastOne International

There are important criteria to consider when choosing a surface preparation method a...


Focus On: Measuring Surface Profile

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Jody Wenzel, DeFelsko Corporation

Power-Tool-Cleaned Surfaces: New Insights into Surface Profile Measurement


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2018


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...


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, April 2018


Contractor Profile: Alec S. Benson

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


From the Blogs: Aiming for a ‘Goldilocks’ System

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


New Products

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


The Importance of Nozzle Selection in Waterjetting

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


The Need for an Independent Third-Party Coatings Inspector

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

The author describes three case scenarios where enlisting an independent, third-party...


Focus On: Field Surface Prep

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

Issues and Challenges of Field Surface Preparation


Getting Down to Earth With Elevated Work Platforms

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Michael Halliwell, Thurber Engineering Ltd.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on a construction site, there are two pieces of eq...


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


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2018


On the Corrosion Effects of Reblasted Steel

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

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


Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

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

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


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, January 2018

Introducing Two New Training Courses at SSPC 2018


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article explores the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substra...


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

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

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


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 ...


SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guid...


Problem Solved: My Paint Looks Bad — Can I Prove It Has Faded?

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Is there a way to prove the paint on your building has faded and become dull, and if ...


Dealing with Lead Paint Removal

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by GREGORY A. DOWELL AND EDWARD A. GERNS, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES

If you encounter lead paint during a repair or restoration project, you need to know ...


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, October 2017

Two New SSPC Training Courses Offered at SSPC 2018


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...


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...


UHP Waterjetting for New and Aged Steel

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Joao Azevedo, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Portugal

Through performance testing and live project cases, this article confirms that when t...


Problem Solved: Taking Control of Preexisting Conditions

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

What should contractors do before starting work to reduce the possibility that existi...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

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

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


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


Estimating Color Fade of PVDF-Based Topcoats: For ‘Bright Color’ Architectural Restoration and Protective Coating Applications

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by KURT WOOD, ARKEMA INC.

Although many topcoat standards for architectural and protective coating applications...


Standards Used for Partial Coating Removal During Maintenance Painting

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS and Eric Shoyer, Elzly Technology Corporation

Partial surface preparation is a cost-saving concept with merit and demonstrated succ...


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...


The 2017 Annual Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2017

The JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment and supplies for protective...


Thermal Spray Safety

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


History Is Investigation: An Introduction to Historic Finish Analysis

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

In the world of historic preservation, paint analysis is frequently used to identify ...


D+D Material Selection Conference: Featured Sessions, Speakers

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Get a sneak peek of the curriculum for D+D’s upcoming Material Selection Conference. ...


The Nitty Gritty of Coating Selection: A Panel Discussion about Specific Coating Brands

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by HAROLD HOWER, D+D IN DEPTH

Conference panelists are usually prohibited from sharing specific coating names and p...


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...


What is Your Dehumidification IQ?: Answers to the 12 Most Common DH Questions

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Russ Brown and Loyd Krueger, Polygon US

Dehumidification professionals answer 12 commonly asked questions which seem to consi...


Industrial Meets Aesthetic

from JPCL, April 2017

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2017


When Stainless Isn’t Stainless

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


Dynamic Architectural Facades Combine Inventive Form and Function

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BILLY ROSBOTTOM, STO CORP.

Some architecture strives to create harmony between nature and the built world, but t...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Challenges Encountered with In-Process Cleaning and Painting of Buildings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Get answers to questions regarding surface preparation, application and final thickne...


Moisture In CMUs: When Is It Safe To Paint?

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Zenith F. Czora, Crommelin

When it comes to concrete block, the successful coatings application often requires k...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


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...


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


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

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


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce he...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Trends in Maintenance + Restoration: A Conversation with Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“With the increased availability of information and improved knowledge-sharing capabi...


Assuring and Controlling Quality: A Conversation with Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We’re seeing an increased awareness of the importance of paint and water repellent o...


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...


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


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 ...


Focus On: Regulation Changes

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA


Materials in Health Care Facilities: Beyond IAQ

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Robert J. Kobet, Leed Faculty (Retired), The Kobet Collaborative

Acoustics and daylighting not only contribute to patient wellness in health care faci...


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...


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather

from JPCL, December 2016


PLAY BALL!: Painting Milwaukee’s Miller Park Stadium

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by Rich Purnell, The BASE Group Inc.

Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, has the country’s only ...


Adding ‘Polyurea’ To Your Coatings Vocabulary

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology

Polyurea is newer on the scene and features performance characteristics that other, t...


Coatings for ACM/MCM Panels: Types, Application and Testing

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by James Moses, ALPOLIC Materials, Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America

Aluminum composite materials (ACM) support an inspiring variety of finishes and color...


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

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

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


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before ...


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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, October 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2016


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

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


Painted Aluminum Failures in South Florida Exposure

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Kirk R. Shields, Corrosion Probe Inc.

Painted aluminum exterior units are rapidly failing in South Florida — sometimes even...


New Orleans Welcomes Water Quality, Waterjetting Shows

from JPCL, September 2016


Properly Monitor Temperature and Humidity on an Industrial Coating Project

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Don J. Schnell, Polygon US


The Difference Between Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Duane T. Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

In this article, the author discusses common misconceptions about what waterjetting a...


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2016


Specifying Coatings for Architectural Metals

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Gabriel Morales-Sada, AkzoNobel

Choosing the correct coating system for aluminum or galvanized steel substrates depen...


Auditing 101

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


Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools

from JPCL, August 2016


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

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

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


On Nominal Dry Film Thickness Requirements

from JPCL, August 2016

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


When 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...


Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Del Williams, Technical Writer

When it comes to custom water features, architectural decor and themed prop design, a...


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...


Ensure Accurate DFT Readings: 10 Important Things to Know

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


Measuring Surface Profile: What’s Changed, What’s the Same

from JPCL, July 2016


The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

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

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


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...


Ladder Safety: Protecting Workers From a Complex Hazard

from JPCL, June 2016 ; by Stanford Liang, CIH, CSP, CET, Golder Associates, Inc.

Fall hazards from ladders are one of the most common causes of accidents, injuries an...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings

from JPCL, June 2016


Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

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

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


SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

from JPCL, May 2016


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Failure at the Jail

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


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


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

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


The Principles of Working at Heights

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Mino Muhanad Alkhawam, Tractel Ltd.

The author describes terms, equipment and proper protocol regarding the use of fall p...


Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

from JPCL, March 2016

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2016

Houston Coating Society to hold annual painters competition.


Selecting Coatings for Hospitals by Service Area

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

The author describes criteria for selection of coatings in the variety of hospital fu...


Paint as a Powerful Tool in
Health-Care Settings

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

For many people, paint is nothing more than a color on a wall. But when it comes to c...


Inspection Equipment

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


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

from JPCL, February 2016


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

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

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


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...


From Bond Breakers to Sealants:
Anathema to Painting of Concrete

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator Inc.

The author explains why bond breakers, form release agents, curing membranes and seal...


Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Cory Brown and Anthony Dallen, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors present the common pull-off adhesion test methods used for concrete subst...


Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

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


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

from JPCL, January 2016


On Specifying Abrasive Sieve Size

from JPCL, December 2015


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...


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...


Advantages, Applications and Unique Considerations of Robotic Waterblast Equipment

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

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


SSPC Seeking Comments on Proposed OSHA Beryllium Rule

from JPCL, September 2015


Webinars on Thermal Spray Coating Application and Wastewater Specs Available in October

from JPCL, September 2015


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

from JPCL, September 2015


Dehumidification Prevents Floor Failures

from D+D Online Features, September 2015 ; by Don Schnell, Polygon US Corporation

Residual moisture in concrete slabs has become an increasing problem in recent years,...


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...


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...


Conquering Texas One Gage at a Time - Josh Gray, Elcometer Limited

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


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...


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?


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


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...


Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

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

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


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

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

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


The straws that broke the camel’s back

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2015

Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges


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...


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


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

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


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

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

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


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


High and Dry

from D+D Print, April 2015

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


Specifying Coatings for Structural Steel

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Understand the factors that go into ensuring a successful steel coating job.


Surface Tension

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Take the right steps to protect steel and galvanized decking in natatorium ceilings.


Guiding Light

from D+D Print, March 2015

Readers shine a light on job specifications for painting a lighthouse.


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...


Visual surface preparation standards

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


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...


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

Readers share advice on judging substrate characteristics prior to coating applicatio...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Roughing It Up

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Joe Reardon, SASE

When concrete needs profiling, these machines get it done.


State of the Industry 2015

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Amy Woodall

Executives delve into the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Part 2: Moisture Detection


Infrared spectroscopy

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


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

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


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


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.


The Power of Prep

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, BASF Construction Chemicals

Proper surface preparation on concrete means the difference between coating success a...


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...


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Eliminate guesswork from coatings prep and application.


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

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


But I Can’t Wait 3 Days

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Kevin Brown and Danny Jones, KTA-Tator Inc.

No time for standard concrete slab moisture evaluations? Try these accelerated method...


Over-the-Top Performance

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Frank Lewis, SUNDEK Decorative Concrete Products

For decorative concrete overlays that perform, avoid these ‘wrong turns.’


Strong Finish

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO

Here’s what you need to know if you want your polished concrete floor to keep its sh...


The Case of the Paint-Dripping Parking Garage Ceiling

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Why was a six-month-old ceiling coating dripping on cars?


Getting the most out of airless spray

from JPCL, October 2014


Color - we see it every day, yet we often underestimate it.

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


Making It Stick

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Overcoating factory-finished architectural metal poses problems, but proper prep can ...


New Again

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

A venerable Chicago Schoolhouse gets a renewed lease on life.


News

from D+D Print, 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...


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

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


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

from JPCL, September 2014


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


All Wet

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

What you don’t know about moisture-testing concrete floors can cost you.


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...


Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

from JPCL, August 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?


Conforming with job requirements

from JPCL, July 2014


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...


Profiles in SPF

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

Retail to military, a variety of projects use spray polyurethane technology.


Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

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

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


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


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2014


Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

from JPCL, May 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.


Reducing the Moisture Content in Poured Concrete Slabs

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Don Schnell, DRYCO

When the concrete is too wet for flooring, your best bet - natural drying, dehumidifi...


Capitol Challenge

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by William Waterston, AIA, RRC, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; and Barbara Thornton, AIA, Brewster Thornton Group Architects

Conservators battle water intrusion at the Rhode Island Statehouse.


Exhibitor Showcase

from D+D Print, April 2014


Starry, Starry Sky

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


Profiles in Surface Prep

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

Construction professionals showcase examples of prepping concrete surfaces for furthe...


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


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

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

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


Power tool cleaning

from JPCL, February 2014


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


On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

from JPCL, January 2014

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


Assessing the Technology of Architectural Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Harold Hower

Six industry leaders offer their views on the state of architectural coatings, from h...


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...


Assuring the quality of abrasives

from JPCL, November 2013


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2013


Basic training in brush and roller application

from JPCL, October 2013


Q&A With Ernest Dunbar

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, October 2013

Comments sought on OSHA crystalline silica rule


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2013

November webinar on power tools offered


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2013


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning

from JPCL, September 2013


A Sampling of Trends in Product Development for Environmental Control

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


It’s All Relative—Advances in Environmental Controls for Coating Work

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors Inc.


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


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

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


Quality Control Equipment and Practice Trends: 2009–Today

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


Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

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


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


SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

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


SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

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


Surface Preparation: A Continuing Evolution

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


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...


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


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

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


What You Can Learn from Safety Data Sheets

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by JPCL Staff


What’s Trending Now in Personal Protective Equipment?

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


Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budget...


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...


News

from JPCL, July 2013


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Why good housekeeping is important

from JPCL, July 2013


2013 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2013

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


How Product and Application Data Sheets Can Help You

from JPCL, June 2013 ; by Bob Meadows and Kevin Kelleher

This article discusses the importance of reading product and application data sheets,...


Concrete Sealers

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Applying concrete sealers over new or existing concrete is a practical solution for p...


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...


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2013


The Buzz

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Why surface preparation is important

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


Rules of Removal, Chemical Stripping and Historic Masonry

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Courtney Murdock, AMT Lab

The author explains the process for removing coatings from historic substrates, speci...


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...


Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

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

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, April 2013


Ask The Scientist: Touchup Troubles

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by VC Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Touchups happen. Correctly matching touchups with the original coating can be a chall...


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...


Repair the Building Before You Repair the Paint

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber

When the paint on the exterior of a building exhibits heavy fading, chalking, or peel...


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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2013


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair or Replace?

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe

Preventive maintenance (PM) that makes a good roof better is far more cost-effective ...


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 ...


Sealing metalizing on steel

from JPCL, January 2013

How soon after application does metalizing of steelwork need to be sealed or coated, ...


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...


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

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

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


New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

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

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


On static electricity and abrasive blasting

from JPCL, December 2012

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and ...


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...


Temperature and Humidity Monitoring for Industrial Coating Application

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Don Schnell, DRYCO

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


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

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


The Ideal Coating Inspector

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Brendan Fitzsimons, Pyeroy

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


A Green Roofing Report Card

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


What is a Green Abrasive?

from JPCL, October 2012 ; by David Dorrow, Mineral Aggregates Inc.

The author discusses strides the surface preparation industry has made in green abra...


How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

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

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


The Protective Coatings Specialist and Polyurea: The Sequence of Events

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates LLC

This article discusses developments in polyurea technology as well as the importance ...


Influence of UHP Waterjetting on Shop-Primed Steel in New Construction, Part 3

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

In this article, the authors describe the third and final part of a study that involv...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


Identifying Potential Inhalation and Noise Hazards in Abrasive Blasting Operations

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, Chmm, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article discusses two common types of hazards that abrasive blasting can create,...


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...


Quality Measures: A Cure for Fear of Failure

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


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

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


Quality Measures: A Concrete Solution for the Fear of Failure

from D+D Online Features, July 2012 ; by David Beamish

Coated concrete is a commonly used building material, and arguably can be the most li...


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 ...


2012 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2012

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


On the time between blasting and priming

from JPCL, June 2012

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


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...


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, ...


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 ...


The case of…too many choices

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


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon


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.


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understa...


Time Is Money: Improving Shop & Field Painting Throughput by Reducing Finish Coat Handling Time

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Benjamin Fultz, Bechtel Corporation; William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Kurt Best, Bayer MaterialScience

This article reports on a study that compared the handling of three generic types of ...


How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

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

The authors report on the performance of commonly used paint systems for the protecti...


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

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


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


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


News

from JPCL, May 2011


On measuring WFT to predict DFT

from JPCL, May 2011


Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting

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

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


Preventing overspray with a wind monitoring plan

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


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...


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


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

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

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


On holidays in linings for immersion service

from JPCL, April 2011


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 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...


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

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


Forging a Bond: Surface Prep’s Tie to Strong Adhesion

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Performance shortcomings of coatings applied to concrete-floor surfaces are certainly...


Building a Formula for Removing Coatings from Masonry Surfaces

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Frequently during the life of a building constructed of concrete masonry units (CMU) ...


New Products

from PWC, November/December 2010


News

from PWC, November/December 2010


Stucco Unstuck

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


The Weather Factor

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

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, September/October 2010


PWC+

from PWC, September/October 2010


Reaching for Success

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Joe Schuster

How do you paint the head of a 107-year-old guy from 180 feet in the air? With planni...


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


Gilded Age Gems: Restoring Victorian Grandeur in SoHo’s Historic Cast Iron District

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Crystal S. Gosine

The 26 blocks that comprise New York City’s SoHo Cast Iron Historic District encompas...


EPA's proposed rule on coal wastes

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


On sizing DH for a tank lining job

from JPCL, August 2010

How do you determine the size of a dehumidification unit for a tank lining job?


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2010

EPA plans hearings on coal waste proposal; PaintSquare News refocused to serve protec...


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...


Cleaning Exotic Woods

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Diane M. Calabrese and Brett Martin

What's in a name? Everything, when you're pressure-washing different wood species. Pl...


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...


New Products

from PWC, July/August 2010


On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

from JPCL, July 2010

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the...


Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

from JPCL, July 2010


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2010

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


A Contractor's Overview of Fall Protection

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors

The author gives painting contractors a practical overview of fall risks; relevant re...


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


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 ...


Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Jim Parodi


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, May/June 2010


News

from JPCL, May 2010


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...


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


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

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

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


New Products

from PWC, March/April 2010


Products

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...


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...


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

from JPCL, February 2010


Products

from JPCL, February 2010


Soluble Salts beneath Coatings - An Overview

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

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


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...


How Does Waterjet Cleaning Affect the Surface and Surface Preparation?

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

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, January/February 2010


Products

from JPCL, January 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.


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2010

Lloyd's approves SSPC Inspector Program; JPCL, SSPC to offer webinars


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

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


2 Metals, 1 Failure

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.


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

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

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

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

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


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, December 2009


News

from PWC, December 2009

Falls Top Rising OSHA Toll; EPA Warns on Older Caulk; New Ladder Training Available; ...


Regulatory Roundup

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CGQ, KTA-Tator, Inc.


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...


News

from JPCL, November 2009

Association, company, and product news


Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field

from JPCL, November 2009

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


Top Of The News

from JPCL, November 2009

Q-Lab VP dies; was leader in testing


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


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...


Problem Solving Forum: On Abrasive Blasting Thin Steel Substrates

from JPCL, October 2009

What do you do when the spec calls for SSPC-SP 10, Near-White, but the metal gauge wo...


15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

from PWC, September/October 2009

A master of Italian plasters offers a plain English guide to the materials


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

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, September/October 2009


News

from PWC, September/October 2009

New Protection Standards Set; E-Verify Takes Effect; FCA Tackles Full Agenda; NARI Ad...


Problem Solving Forum: How to Set Up Ventilation in Confined Spaces

from JPCL, September 2009

How do you set up ventilation equipment for worker protection where access is difficu...


Product News

from JPCL, September 2009


The Art of Access

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Joe Schuster

Staging the job can be a job in itself. Learn how five artists tackled some extreme a...


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 ...


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

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


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...


Mies, modernism, and metals: Formulating recoating approaches for 20th century landmarks

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Protocols developed for Chicago structures strike a balance based on legendary design...


Products

from JPCL, August 2009

Product News: Floor Coating Cures with UV; Accelerated Test Can Mimic 63 Years of UV;...


Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...


Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

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

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


Rescuing an iconic symbol of the WWII home front

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

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


Spotlight on coatings removal / surface preparation

from JAC, August/September 2009

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


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

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

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


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

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

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


In-Ear Noise Monitoring from Howard Leight

from JPCL, July 2009


Studies on secondary surface prep after UHPWJ and on preparing concrete

from JPCL, July 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Access

from JPCL, June 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

from JPCL, June 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Climate Control

from JPCL, June 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Environmental Protection

from JPCL, June 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

from JPCL, June 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation

from JPCL, June 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...


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

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

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


Gray? No way!

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

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


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


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

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

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


An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Coating concrete: double-check your specs

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

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


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

from JPCL, May 2009


Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

from JPCL, March 2009

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users


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...


Dealing with the effects of aging

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Far removed in geography, design, and construction, two notable sites take on the job...


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...


Maintenance Tip: Evaluating Techniques for Measuring Applied Film Thickness of Polyurea Elastomeric Systems

from JPCL, March 2009 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, Primeaux Associates LLC, Elgin, TX and Kelin Bower, PolyVers Internatioanl, Houston, TX

In any coating or lining work, obtaining the specified minimum film thickness or the ...


Problem Solving Forum: Controlling Surface Profile

from JPCL, March 2009

What are the causes of surface profile exceeding specified ranges, and how can surfac...


Product News

from JPCL, March 2009


Dry ice cleaning as secondary surface prep in ships

from JPCL, November 2008 ; by JPCL Staff

Summary of a paper by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft called "Dry Ice Cleaning for the ...


Resource Guide to Green Surface Preparation

from JPCL, November 2008


Making the call on the concrete wall

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

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


2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

from JPCL, May 2008 ; by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...


The war against water

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

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


A firm foundation, part 2

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

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


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

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

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


Solutions that stick

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

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


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A firm foundation

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

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


Methods and metrics: Bringing color and gloss into focus

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Although the performance and durability of a coating clearly rank at the top of any l...


Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of t...


Paint Removal: Having a blast, gently

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

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


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

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

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


Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

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

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


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...


Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Chris J. Marshall, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Hybrid Polyurethane thick-film coatings for metal roofs deliver an impressive package...


What works with wood

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

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


Durability: Keeping up appearances

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold...


Inside story: Factory-applied coatings boast solid credentials for outdoor service with proper devotion to application details

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Factory-applied coatings can play an important role in commercial building applicatio...


Sealers and coatings for masonry and concrete: The essentials

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

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


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel

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


Antimicrobial coatings: Shaking the oldie-but-moldie blues

from JAC, October 2005

Coatings projects at the Sealife Centre aquarium (Brighton, UK) and the Oak Alley Pla...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...


Surface Preparation Products

from JAC, October 2005

Surface Preparation Products Directory


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for ...


The Spec- Blueprint for success

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

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


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

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

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


Innovations for repairing concrete buildings in salt environments

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Kenneth Tator

State-of-the-art technologies for repairing concrete buildings located in harsh, salt...


 
 
   

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