Articles (139)


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 ...


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


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2019


Coatings Conversation

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2018


Owners’ Roundtable

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


World Record Platform

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


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...


Investigating Failure

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


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...


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...


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...


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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


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


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 ...


PaintSquare Comments

from JPCL, January 2017


The Buzz

from JPCL, December 2016


Failure of a Bridge Deck Topcoat

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 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


Holding Patterns

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Transport

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


The Buzz

from JPCL, July 2016


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


The Buzz

from JPCL, February 2016


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, 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


The Mystery of the Failing Bridge Paint

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


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...


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


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


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?


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


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.


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2014

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


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...


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 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...


News

from JPCL, May 2013


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2013


Project Preview

from JPCL, April 2013


Project Preview

from JPCL, March 2013


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...


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

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


Aetna to Recoat Mt. Hope Bridge

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


Project Preview

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


From poetry to painting

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


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


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...


North Star To Rehab Parker Bridge

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


Tarpon Industrial To Coat IA-IL Memorial Bridge

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


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...


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.


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


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


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


News

from PWC, July/August 2010


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


Getting the right profile on weathering steel

from JPCL, June 2010


S&K to Recoat Two Moveable Bridges

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


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


Problem Solving Forum - On preparing concrete for metalizing

from JPCL, March 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


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


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.


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 the Railcar 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...


Project Preview

from JPCL, September 2009


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...


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, ...


Certified Coatings Wins Bridge Painting Project

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Brian Churray, PaintSquare


Stimulus Bill - $8 billion released for public transit

from JPCL, April 2009


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


 
 
   

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