Articles (1071)


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, November 2019


A Corrosion Control Plan for Saint Lawrence Seaway Navigation Locks

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Rick Huntley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Dan Boich, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

Since its opening, the St. Lawrence Seaway has moved more than 2.5 billion metric ton...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, November 2019


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, November 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2019


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, November 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, October 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, October 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, October 2019


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

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro

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


SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Training & Certification

from JPCL, October 2019


SSPC News

from JPCL, October 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, October 2019


To Recoat Or Not To Recoat: A Secondary Containment Case Study

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC

Owners must be responsible for the corrosion mitigation of the assets they manage, an...


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, September 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2019


Corrosion Protection of a Halifax Harbour Bridge: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by Ahsan Chowdhury, Halifax Harbour Bridges; and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

There are many unique challenges related to bridge corrosion-protection projects. Thi...


Focus On

from JPCL, September 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, September 2019


Righting the Ships: Coatings Come Through for U.S. Navy Vessels

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented two 2019 Structure Awards for recent coating work performed on two U.S...


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2019


IN THE INDUSTRIAL EDITION

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019


Contract Negotiation: Making Projects Pay Off for Each Party

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, August 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, August 2019


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 ...


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

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by JPCL Staff

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


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2019


Top of the 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


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, July 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...


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...


Focus On

from JPCL, July 2019


Pipeline Coatings: Safeguarding and Streamlining the Transmission of Energy Resources

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

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


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, June 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, June 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, June 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2019


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, June 2019


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 ...


The Effect of Feathering on Coating Performance

from JPCL, June 2019 ; by Patrick Cassidy and Michael Kibler, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Cameron Miller, Paul Slebodnick and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Feedback from waterfront personnel performing maintenance painting for the U.S. Navy ...


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, May 2019


Above the Field: Elevated Tank Projects Show Longevity, Service

from JPCL, May 2019 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC’s annual Structure Awards recognize the work of teams of contractors, designers,...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2019


Focus On

from JPCL, May 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, May 2019


Measuring Vertical Concrete Surface pH: Testing for Severe Exposures

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

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


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, May 2019


The Importance of Routine Maintenance of Water Storage Tanks

from JPCL, May 2019 ; by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants

Welded steel tanks can provide effective service lives in excess of 100 years if pr...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, April 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, April 2019


Measuring TSA Coating Thickness: Methods and Considerations

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

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


SSPC Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2019


The Basics of Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings

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

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2019


Where Did Those Towers Come From?

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

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


Contractor Nails Landing on Hangar Floor Project

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC


The Business of Coatings

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


Milestones & Changes

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


People on the Move

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


Protecting Process Vessels at the Largest Oil Field in Iraq

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by PaintSquare Staff


Second Annual Prestige Awards: Call for Nominations

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, March 2019


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


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, March 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2019


35 Years of JPCL

from JPCL, February 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


Corrosive Soils and Risk Mitigation for Solar Structures

from JPCL, February 2019 ; by Paul Trautmann and Matthew Markowski, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and Brien Clark, James Keegan and Mersedeh AkHoondan, HDR

Locations for utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar construction projects do not alwa...


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, February 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, January 2019


DOTs on Maintaining Corroded Connections: Cleaning, Caulking & Cost

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Tom Inglis and Nick Volk, IDOT District 4; Dan Brydl, FHWA-Illinois Division; and Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Because of the intricate design of the Shade-Lohmann Bridge bridge, Illinois Departme...


Focus On: Electronic Inspection of a Field Painting Project

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


Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Steel Repairs with Bridge Painting Projects

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Kevin H. Keith, PE, LiRo Engineers, Inc.

Many bridge painting projects include steel repairs as part of the contract. Painting...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, January 2019


SSPC Coatings+ Show Preview

from JPCL, December 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, December 2018


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Rob Lanterman, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


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


People on the Move

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Wastewater Treatment Rehab

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Winners of the Annual Prestige Awards

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Power to the Tower

from JPCL, November 2018 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

In a world where electronic communications and power transmission is expected to exis...


Statistical and Technical Evaluation of Rapid DFT Measurement Technologies

from JPCL, November 2018 ; by Jeff O’Dell, Wayne McGaulley and Evan Parson, Vision Point Systems, Inc.; and John Wegand, Paul Slebodnick and Jimmy Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

This article reports on a study conducted to investigate a proposed alternative to th...


Adaptive Reuse: Repurposing the Factory Floor

from JPCL, October 2018 ; by Tom Murphy, VPM LLC

Today, adaptive reuse is a mode of architecture practiced worldwide. Any building can...


Painting the Walt Whitman Bridge

from JPCL, October 2018 ; by Kevin H. Keith, PE, JMT, Inc. and David M. Hatherill, PE, Corcon, Inc.

The Delaware River Port Authority let their largest painting contract ever, over $57,...


Waterjetting & Surface-Tolerant Coatings: UHP on the Luís I Bridge in Porto, Portugal

from JPCL, October 2018 ; by Joao Azevedo, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The iconic Luís I Bridge, constructed in 1886, spans the River Douro between the citi...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, September 2018


Top of the News

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...


Clive Hare, 1941-2018

from JPCL, August 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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


Data-Driven Corrosion Prevention and Control Decisions for the USAF

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Eric Herzberg, LMI; Charles A. Babish, Jeffrey K. Nusser and Darryl J. Stimson, USAF

In the U.S. Air Force, the current constrained fiscal environment with dwindling reso...


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2018


Focus On

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Kirby South, DECO Coatings


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, July 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2018


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


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Cheryl Roberts, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Delamination of Coating from a Ship’s Hull


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Time and Temperature: Don't Forget About Humidity


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, June 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2018


Owners’ Roundtable

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


Selecting Coatings for Offshore Wind Farms

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Anders Voldsgaard Clausen, Hempel A/S

Offshore wind farms require high-performance coatings that can protect the structures...


Wastewater Clarifiers: Understanding Corrosion Mechanisms

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

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


2018 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2018

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


SSPC on the Front Line

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 ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2018


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


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

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

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


Evaluating Material Loss of Steel Under Protective Coatings in Marine Environments

from JPCL, April 2018 ; by Patrick Cassidy and James A. Ellor, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation; and John Wegand, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Navy has implemented the use of advanced ultra-high-...


Fundamentals of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Application

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

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


Investigating Failure

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


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, April 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, April 2018


Top of the News

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


Introduction from the Editor

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

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

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


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2018


Focus On: Field Surface Prep

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

Issues and Challenges of Field Surface Preparation


Show Preview

from JPCL, March 2018

NACE CORROSION 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018

SSPC Training Hits the Road


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, March 2018


SSPC Organizational Members: as of February 5, 2018

from JPCL, February 2018


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


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2018


Investigating Failure

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

Airport Jet Fuel Piping Lining Issues


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2018


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...


Focus On: FRPs for Bridges

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


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, January 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2018


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, December 2017

Looking Ahead to SSPC 2018 and Beyond


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


Hubble Bubble Rising

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using speci...


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...


Investigating Failure

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

The Missing Piece: Collaborations Between Field Investigators and Laboratory Chemists


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2017


SSPC 2018 Advance Program

from JPCL, December 2017

SSPC 2018 will be held in New Orleans, La., from Jan. 15 to 18, 2018. This section pr...


Case Study: Cargo Tank Coating Refurbishment

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by Alan Walker, Safinah Ltd.

The operators of seagoing vessels are only profitable when they’re carrying cargo and...


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2017


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Events and Awards

from JPCL, November 2017

This section details the special events scheduled to take place during SSPC 2018 feat...


SSPC On the Front Line: International Initiatives, New SSPC Newsletter

from JPCL, November 2017


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 ...


Appearance vs. Functionality: The Zinc Coatings

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by JORDAN MCMILLEN, AMERICAN GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION

Seven types of zinc coatings are commonly used for corrosion protection in building c...


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...


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...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

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

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


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 ...


Collect with Care: How to Effectively Gather Paint Samples for Off-Site Analysis

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

When investigating the cause of a coating failure, great care needs to be exercised w...


“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, JPCL

This article explores the concept of “or equivalent” or “or equal” clauses written in...


Expected Service Life and Cost Considerations for Maintenance and New Construction Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., and Robert Lanterman, KTA-Tator Inc.

This guide is designed to assist the coatings engineer or specifier in identify-ing c...


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Training & Certification

from JPCL, October 2017

This section will summarize the SSPC training and certification courses that will be ...


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, October 2017

Two New SSPC Training Courses Offered at SSPC 2018


The Sky is Falling! Or is it Paint Chips? Failure of a Dry-Fall Coating Applied to the Interior of Previously Painted Metal Decking

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2017

AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes


Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

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

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


Case History

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

Wet Work: Space Center Boulevard Storm Sewer Reconstruction


Focus On

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Lucia Fullalove, Highways England and Dr. Algan Tezel, Huddersfield University

Applying Lean Manufacturing to Corrosion Protection Processes


Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Due to the risks of hydrocarbon fires or explosions and the fragility of some operati...


Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Technical Program

from JPCL, September 2017

SSPC 2018 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, will be held ...


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...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2017

SSPC Panama Chapter Launches with Technical Session, Celebration


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 Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

If your work requires an understanding of the capability of coatings to manage moistu...


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...


Investigating Failure

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

The Case of the Spotty Disbondment


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Responsibility, Authority and Accountability


Sustainable Steel Bridge Maintenance: The Role of Paint in a Life-Cycle Assessment

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by The CEPE Protective Coatings Sector Technical Committee

Coating manufacturers have long contended that the extended maintenance intervals mad...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2017

Bridge Brothers Documentary Available at PaintSquare.com


Transmission Tower and Pole Painting: A Challenge for All Involved

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Matthew McCane, PCS, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Curt Hickcox, PCS Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

That our electrical transmission system is aging and degrading from corrosion is a gi...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2017

SSPC, Industry Investors Partner with Saudi Arabia


LEED v4: Product Declarations, Emissions, and Impact on Paint & Coatings

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by RICK WATSON, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 

What impact does LEED v4 have on paint and coating selections? Learn about new point ...


Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Brand Performance: Panel Discussion at the Upcoming Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVID DE SOLA, 3iVE

If you need to gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of spe...


Contract Negotiation: A Cage Match

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by James McDonald, Hempel Protective Coatings, and Matt Stevenson, ALS Industrial Services

Negotiating a painting and lining contract can easily feel like you’ve been through t...


Failure Analysis: Disbonded Coating and Cathodic Protection Shielding for Pipelines And Utility Poles

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Matco Services, Inc. and George T. Bayer, Exova

This article emphasizes the basic problems and applied aspects of failures encountere...


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...


Successful Flooring Installation On Concrete: Beating The Odds

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Fred Goodwin, Lori Proops and Richard First, BASF Corporation

The authors describe the many interrelated elements that must be simultaneously consi...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2017


SSPC on the Front Line: Department of Defense Conference

from JPCL, July 2017


The European Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2017


Coating Failure: Disbonding of an Overcoat

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Rob Lanterman, KTA Tator, Inc.

Disbonding of an Overcoat


Improving the Bottom Line in Water Project Corrosion Management

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Bobbi Jo Merten, Ph.D. and Jessica Torrey, Ph.D., U.S. Department Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation

The authors present a life-cycle costing (LCC) system that provides an economic basis...


Interior Coatings and Linings in Steel Tank Cars: Evolution of Stewardship

from JPCL, June 2017 ; by Jim Molnar, UTLX

As long as railroad tank car interiors have been lined to preclude interaction of the...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2017


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2017


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...


SSPC.org: What’s New, What’s Coming

from JPCL, May 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2017


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, April 2017


Industrial Meets Aesthetic

from JPCL, April 2017

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


Interior Decking, Nuclear Submarine USS Maryland

from JPCL, April 2017


SSPC 2018 Call for Papers

from JPCL, April 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2017


Traceability

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


When Stainless Isn’t Stainless

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


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

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

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and r...


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...


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...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


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...


A Seat at the Table

from JPCL, March 2017

Pamela Simmons, editor in chief of JPCL, sat down with four female coatings professio...


Acceptance Testing for Coatings in Insulated Service

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Michael F. Melampy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

This article focuses on protective coatings as part of a three-pronged approach to pr...


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...


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

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


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...


Best Laid Plans: Preparing for Perfect Polished Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JIM CUVIELLO, CUVIELLO CONCRETE AND TERRAZZO POLISHING

Specifications can only go so far toward ensuring a successful polished concrete inst...


Self-Healing Icephobic Coatings: The Promise of a New Pairing

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by STEPHANIE SHIRA, MYERS MIXERS

Self-healing coatings and icephobic coatings are among some of the newest functional ...


Understanding Standards: A Primer on Programs and Purpose

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

How does a method, material, or practice ultimately become the accepted standard? Thi...


Coating Concrete Floors and Other Concrete Substrates: A Conversation with Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We know how to build durable and economical structures using concrete, but lack of c...


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...


Specifying Practices for Paint and Coatings: A Conversation with Phil Kabza, SpecGuy.com

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“I’m very optimistic about the level of engagement of young professionals in the real...


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...


Decorative Painting: A Conversation with Jeff Greene, EverGreene Architectural Arts

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“The aesthetic quality — not just the quality of the materials — is what defines a cu...


Advance Program Updates

from JPCL, January 2017


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Corrosion: Domesticated and in the Wild

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Carl W. Reed, GPI Laboratories, Inc., and Kat Coronado, International Paint, LLC

This article examines the four predominant sources of corrosion that occur “in the wi...


Elevated Water Tank Coating Warranty Repairs: Coating Condition Evaluations and a Difference of Opinion

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Cynthia O’Malley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

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

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


Mark Your Calendars: SSPC to Administer 2017 DoD Corrosion Conference

from JPCL, January 2017


PaintSquare Comments

from JPCL, January 2017


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2017


SSPC Passes ANSI-ASQ Assessment

from JPCL, January 2017


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...


Offshore Wind Farms Successful Corrosion Protection and Effective Quality Management

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Peter Kronborg Nielsen, FORCE Technology

Following an uncertain start, the present offshore coatings systems for wind farms ha...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather

from JPCL, December 2016


Preventing Coating Problems and Failures on Bolted Bridge Connections

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc.


SSPC President's Welcome

from JPCL, December 2016

SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT is scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2017, at the...


The Buzz

from JPCL, December 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2016


Update: Safety And Health Programs And Multi-Employer Responsibilities

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


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...


Failure of a Bridge Deck Topcoat

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


Meetings at SSPC 2017 in Tampa Will Impact Contractors

from JPCL, November 2016


Prepare Galvanizing for Painting

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.


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...


SSPC 2017 in Tampa: Events and Awards

from JPCL, November 2016

This section previews the special events and awards scheduled to take place during SS...


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 2016


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...


Preparing Lead Paint Removal Specifications — What Can Go Wrong?

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Daniel A. O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In a series of examples, the author presents written requirements from actual lead pa...


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2016


Training & Certification at SSPC 2017 Featuring Greencoat

from JPCL, October 2016

This section will preview the training and certification courses and hands-on worksho...


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

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


Who’s Working for You?

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


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...


Contradictory Information in a Project Specification

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


New Orleans Welcomes Water Quality, Waterjetting Shows

from JPCL, September 2016


Shop Coat Versus Field Coat: the Pros and Cons

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

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


SSPC 2017 in Tampa: Technical Program

from JPCL, September 2016

SSPC will hold its annual conference and exhibition, SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT, a...


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...


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


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...


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2016


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...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

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


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


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

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


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...


Transforming the Subject Matter Expert into an Educator: Gaining Competitive Advantage by Applying Adult Learning Principles

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Amy Gibson, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes what makes adult learners different, the different ways they l...


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...


The Mystery of the Disappearing Topcoat

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings

from JPCL, June 2016


Mitigating Moisture in Concrete and
Masonry Walls: A Guide to Coatings, Water Repellents and Sealants

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber and Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

Mold, spalling and peeling coatings are some of the consequences of uncontrolled mois...


Materials and Coatings in Schools: Don’t Kids Have Enough to Worry About?

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Robert J. Kobet, LEED Faculty (Retired), and
Paula McEvoy, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

Interior finishes, furnishings and maintenance practices have a direct impact on the ...


A Hairy Situation: Coating Failure in a 10,000-Gallon Shampoo Tank

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


How To Know That Paint Has Dried

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


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...


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...


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


Coatings to Star at AIA Convention

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Coatings and coatings suppliers will figure prominently in the 2016 AIA convention, t...


Treating Exterior Concrete Walls with Coatings

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Ray Tombaugh, KTA-Tator Inc.

Coatings applied to exterior concrete walls improve aesthetics, isolate and protect t...


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.


Subcontracting

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2016


Partner With Your Insurance Broker

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by By Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

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

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


Equifinality: Specifying Performance

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving ...


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

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


From 3 Years of Aging to 3 Days: Generating
Interim Roof Ratings with Laboratory Aging

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Carolyn Richter, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed an accelerated weathering test of...


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...


NACE Takes CORROSION 2016 North of the Border

from JPCL, February 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2016


Selecting Coatings for Spray Foam Roofing

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

The author explains the functions of roof coatings for various substrates, describes ...


Inspection Equipment

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


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


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

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Peter Bock

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


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

from JPCL, February 2016


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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, February 2016


The Curse of the Mummy: Mysterious Tank Lining Failures in WAC Vessels

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., and Sean Adlem, International Paint LLC.; Jack Whittaker, Cenovus Energy Inc.; Doug Wade, NWS Inspection Ltd.; and Margaret Pardy, Mag Consulting Inc.

In this article, the authors outline discoveries made from forensic work to unravel e...


Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2016

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


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...


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...


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


Sporadic Interior Pipe Corrosion and Perforations

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, January 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2016


SSPC Commercial Coatings Progress Update

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc. and Commercial Coatings Committee Chair

The commercial coatings committees of SSPC have developed several guides and standard...


SSPC President’s Welcome

from JPCL, December 2015

SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT will be held January 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Con...


On Specifying Abrasive Sieve Size

from JPCL, December 2015


The Importance Of Pattern Recognition In Failure Analysis

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

The author describes cases where recognizing patterns used in conjunction with standa...


Top of the News

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 Negative Influence of Fe2P Pigments on the
Anti-Corrosion Properties of Zinc Dust Primers

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Pascal Verbiest, Dr. Sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

This article discusses testing carried out on zinc-rich primers where part of the zin...


Awards and Special Events at SSPC 2016

from JPCL, November 2015

This section will preview the variety of special events, including SSPC’s Annual Busi...


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...


On Coating of Dissimilar Metals in Storage Tanks

from JPCL, November 2015


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 2015


The Mystery of the Failing Bridge Paint

from JPCL, November 2015


The Globalization of Facades:
Adding Complexity to Coating

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Russell Deane, AkzoNobel

A visitor to the La Défense business district of Paris is confronted with a series of...


A Resilient Floor That Lost its Shine

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


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...


SSPC Gets a New Home

from JPCL, October 2015 ; by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2015

Industry Mourns Loss of Dr. Richard Drisko


Training & Certification at SSPC 2016

from JPCL, October 2015

This section previews the training and certification courses and hands-on workshops t...


Diagnosing Failure in Fireproofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA Tator Inc.

The project specification for a recent building addition at a pharmaceutical manufact...


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...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


Dr. Brian Skerry, The Sherwin-Williams Company

from JPCL, September 2015


Editorial: A New Adventure

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


Galvanic Corrosion in Water and Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Vaughn O’Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.; Travis C. Tatum, Dunham Engineering, Inc.; Pat Barry and Paul B. Higgins, The Barry Group, L.L.C.

The authors discuss prevention of galvanic corrosion in water and wastewater structur...


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

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

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


On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

from JPCL, September 2015


Tech Program Planned for SSPC 2016

from JPCL, September 2015

This article previews the technical program scheduled for SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCO...


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,...


"Just Give it a Shot!" - Brooke Divan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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


A Message From the Incoming SSPC President

from JPCL, August 2015


A Message From the Outgoing SSPC President

from JPCL, August 2015


Adventures in Tank Lining

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

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


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

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


At the Helm - Tyler Flint, Newport News Shipbuilding

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


Balancing Practicality, Cost and the Environment in Anti-Fouling Coating Development - Kellie Seetho, Texas A&M University

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


Basic Training: Maintaining an Old Icon with a New Technology

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

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


Basics of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Fred Goodwin and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Corrosion in reinforced concrete has been an issue since it was first introduced and ...


Blood is Thicker than Paint - Kyle Hough, Champion Painting

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


Building on a Legacy - Eric Bennung, Acrymax Technologies, Inc.

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


Competitive Advantage Through Value Engineering - Laura Blechl, DECO Coatings

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


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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


From Office to Field - Robert Belisle, Jr., John W. Egan Company

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


Harnessing the Power of Coating Technology - Huaping Xiao, China University of Petroleum

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


Leading a Path to Success - Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Group

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


More Than Just "The Safety Guy" - Anthony Krake, Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors

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


News From SSPC Headquarters

from JPCL, August 2015

SSPC Hires New Executive Director


On Protecting Rebar in Concrete

from JPCL, August 2015

What is the best way to prevent corrosion of reinforcing bar in concrete?


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...


Solving Market Challenges - Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

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


Taking on Fuel - Mary Cole, University of Akron

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


Tank Woman - Jana Nyhagen, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

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


Thank You (By Bill Shoup, Outgoing SSPC Executive Director)

from JPCL, August 2015


The Art of Solid Leadership - Melissa Bentley, Carboline Company

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2015

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


True Detective - Chrissy Stewart, KTA-Tator, Inc.

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


When Best-Laid Plans Get Painted Over

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


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...


SSPC News

from JPCL, July 2015

SSPC BOG elections results in


Take pride in all our military

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


The straws that broke the camel’s back

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


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


Risky Business: Exploring the Emerging Necessity of Risk Management

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author details the concept of risk man...


SSPC News

from JPCL, June 2015

SSPC Structure Awards nominations being accepted


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2015

Free webinar guides painting over galvanizing


Coating failure on motor housings

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

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...


Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc. (retired)

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL

...For this “big picture” thinker, the path that eventually led him to a long and suc...


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

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


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2015

AWWA ACE15 in Anaheim; IBC 2015 in Pittsburgh; Mega Rust 2015 in Newport News


SSPC revises two standards

from JPCL, May 2015


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...


The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

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

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...


The value of G.S.T.

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

In the coatings industry, some type of introductory training is the best way to get a...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2015

New webinar offers asset management tips


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

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


Can pre-project testing lead to post-application performance?

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Valerie D. Sherbondy, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Coatings and Collaboration: Industry Joins Forces to Restore Historic Tanks

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Susan Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc., and Pamela Simmons, JPCL

This installment of “Profiles in Success” features the restoration of seven historic ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2015

Coatings industry leaders recognized in Las Vegas


The coatings industry comes together for a good cause

from JPCL, April 2015


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


Avoiding Slip-and-Fall Hazards

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Danny Jones and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

A walkway audit will help you to assess the slip resistance of your flooring surfaces...


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.


A Resinous Floor for Every Purse and Purpose

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Jon C. Lattin, Corrosion Technology Systems Inc., and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Get up to speed on polymer resin flooring systems, materials and performance.


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

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

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


Guiding Light

from D+D Print, March 2015

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


Health Care Facility Finishes: What Matters and Why?

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

Health care workers share insights on the selection and maintenance of green design e...


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


Failure of a coated concrete floor

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


Managing Employee Assets

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

The author presents important insight about managing the most valuable workplace asse...


On evaluating non-visible contaminants on concrete

from JPCL, March 2015

How do you assess salts and other non-visible contaminants on concrete surfaces?


SSPC 2015 and our annual report

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


SSPC Honors Top Coating Projects at Structure Awards

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Jodi Temyer, PaintSquare News

This photo essay recaps the ninth annual SSPC Structure Awards, presented Tuesday, Fe...


The Missing Man Formation: A Tribute to Mark Schilling

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, Randy Nixon, Mike O’Donoghue and Russell Spotten


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2015

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available


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...


On defining “equivalent” in a specification

from JPCL, February 2015


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


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...


Q&A with Alfred D. Beitelman

from JPCL, February 2015


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2015

Dallas welcomes NACE CORROSION 2015


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2015

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


Visual surface preparation standards

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


After the Bomb

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Time and weather take an additional toll on a century-old cathedral damaged in the 19...


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...


From D.C. to the Cosmos

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

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


2015 Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2015

Coatings industry thought leaders from diverse sectors share their perspectives about...


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

from JPCL, January 2015

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) sy...


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

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


Microscopy

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

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues ...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Q&A with Lloyd M. Smith, Ph.D.

from JPCL, January 2015


Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...


SSPC 2015 Update

from JPCL, January 2015

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 3 to 6, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vega...


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2015

2015 kicks off with two new, free webinars


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


Roughing It Up

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

When concrete needs profiling, these machines get it done.


Smooth Moves

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

A sandless acrylic plaster helps provide a California middle school with a classic lo...


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

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

Part 2: Moisture Detection


Add To Your Training and Certification at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014


Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops

from JPCL, December 2014


Coating Industry Comes Together at SSPC 2015 Exhibit Hall

from JPCL, December 2014


Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014


Exhibitors At-A-Glance

from JPCL, December 2014


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...


Open Your Mind to SSPC 2015’s Technical Program

from JPCL, December 2014


Q&A with Rodger Hamrick, Reglas Painting Co., Inc.

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


Welcome to SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held February 3–6, 2015, at the Westgate Las Ve...


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.


Liquid vs. Powder: A Comparative Review of Fluoropolymer Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Scott Moffatt, PPG Industries

What does the next generation of powder coatings mean for architectural applications ...


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.


Awards and Events Planned for SSPC 2015

from JPCL, November 2014

This article describes the events planned for SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, held Feb...


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

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


Oops, Wrong Paint!

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

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


Pipeline Field Joints: Exploring the Coating Technologies that Protect Against “Weak Links”

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Adam Wynne Hughes, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, UK

This article illustrates coating technologies used to protect the ends of pipe length...


Records of Work and Working Conditions

from JPCL, November 2014


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...


Cold Concrete

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

Low temperatures and little time complicate a polished concrete floor installation.


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.’


Profiles in Polished Concrete

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

Three concrete slabs transform from gray to great.


Specifying Polished Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Jeremiah Russell, AIA, NCARB

Here are three considerations for polished concrete — from an architect’s perspective...


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?


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

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


Getting the most out of airless spray

from JPCL, October 2014


On replacing blistered coatings

from JPCL, October 2014


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.


Profiles in Metal

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

Architectural metal shines on two redesigned buildings.


Something Precious

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...


New Orleans welcomes WEFTEC, WJTA-IMCA conferences

from JPCL, September 2014


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


Technical Program for SSPC 2015 Announced

from JPCL, September 2014

The article previews the technical program at SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, which wi...


The importance of standards

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...


Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

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

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


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...


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith...


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens...


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

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

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


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker


On coating a stained concrete floor

from JPCL, August 2014

I need to coat a bare concrete warehouse floor that has visible oil stains. What are ...


Reinforced Storage Tank Linings: Advantages and Applications

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Matthew Fletcher, International Paint Ltd.

The author explains the benefits of using different types of reinforced lining system...


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?


Common causes of blister and bubble formation in industrial coatings

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Conforming with job requirements

from JPCL, July 2014


One blistering in demineralized water storage tanks

from JPCL, July 2014

I have several 20-year-old carbon steel tanks for storing demineralized water. The or...


Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

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

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


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Profiles in SPF

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

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


Simply Water-Resistant Windows

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand

A builder finds a simple approach is best for preventing leaks at rough openings.


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...


Differential scanning calorimetry

from JPCL, June 2014


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


Avoiding Fading Paint

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Uneven paint at a retail store offers lessons for specifying high-performance paint.


Profiles in Polyurea

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

Here’s a look at a few projects using this versatile polymer technology.


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...


Getting to "No": How to Ask the Difficult Questions First

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Warren Brand, W Brand Consulting


Maximizing Water Tank Service Life Using a Design-Build Approach

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Daniel J. Zienty, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

This article reviews the design-build approach to developing and executing a maintena...


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2014


Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

from JPCL, May 2014


Saponification: from paint to the grave

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


What’s the plan, Stan?

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


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...


Whose Responsibility is Safety Anyway?

from JPCL, April 2014

This Applicator Training Bulletin is an updated version of the article, “Whose Respon...


Why New Coatings Fail on Old Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

From testing to application, shortcuts aren’t an option.


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...


The Mettle of Metal

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

A PVDF-coated aluminum exterior shrugs off weather at the Atlanta Airport.


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


On overcoating existing tank linings

from JPCL, February 2014

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


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.


Troubleshooting and Repairing Problem SPF Applications

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

How to identify and remove common defects in spray polyurethane foam application.


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...


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...


Avoiding Flooring Failures: 10 Things You Need to Know

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Emily R. Hopps, P.E., and Peter E. Nelson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Plan ahead for an on-budget, on-schedule success.


Concrete Inspiration

from D+D Print, January 2014

Polishing contractors offer these glimpses into the state of their art.


Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant Walls

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Jay H. Crandell, P.E., ARES Consulting

Consider these factors when specifying CI for high performance.


Hardware Store Gets Hard-Wear Floor

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

An old floor looks to a new technology for a permanent coating.


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...


Clues to a Coating Failure

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

A consultant follows the facts to discover why perfectly good, recently applied paint...


Cold Steel, Hot Zinc

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Melissa Lindsley, American Galvanizers Association, and Joseph Langemeier, AZZ Galvanizing Services

Hot-dip galvanizing has long been a corrosion-control mainstay for steel in the const...


Mushrooming Developments

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Of Rain and Roof and River

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

A case study shows how the green roof on a Jersey City apartment building lowers sewa...


Preparing Concrete for Rapid Coating Application

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Fast-drying concrete mixtures and construction practices can help slash downtime and ...


Assuring the quality of abrasives

from JPCL, November 2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2013


The case of the compromised propane tank coating

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor


Defining the Undefinable

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Brad Burns, Concrete Polishing Association of America

Building a system that gets predictable results is the challenge for the growing, but...


Taking the Pain Out of Stains

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Primers can make or break a project, but perhaps their most valuable role is in block...


Basic training in brush and roller application

from JPCL, October 2013


Project Preview

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


Testing adhesion of multi-coat systems

from JPCL, October 2013

When should the adhesion of an applied coating or lining multi-coat system be tested?


The Buzz

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide AND Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September/October 2013

From air/vapor barriers to wood coatings, stains and finishes, you’ll find a comprehe...


Causes of amine blush

from JPCL, September 2013

What causes amine blush in epoxy topcoats?


Conventional Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Dr. Daniel J. Weinmann, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

This article provides an overview of the chemistry and properties of conventional epo...


Project Preview

from JPCL, September 2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2013


The case of…bubbles, and pinholes, and blisters, oh my!

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by James D. Machen, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.
Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Crude Truth about Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Michael McGlamry, Hempel USA

The author discusses the changing conditions and lining considerations for transporti...


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning

from JPCL, September 2013


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


Project Preview

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


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


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...


Leadership 101 or 201, You Decide

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


News

from JPCL, July 2013


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2013


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, July 2013


When an IOZ fails the MEK test

from JPCL, July 2013

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?


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...


Curing IOZ when humidity is low

from JPCL, June 2013

If an inorganic zinc (IOZ) has not fully cured because of low humidity, can water be ...


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,...


Messages from the outgoing and incoming SSPC presidents

from JPCL, June 2013 ; by Steve Collins and Ben Fultz


Q&A with Warren Brand

from JPCL, June 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, June 2013


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2013


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...


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Bill Dempster, International Fire Protection, North America

Behind schedule and at the mercy of Mother Nature, the decision was made to use epoxy...


Paint + Rust

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by V.C. Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Corrosion happens. Here’s how coatings work to prevent it.


Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by "Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation"

The author examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems an...


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...


Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

from JPCL, May 2013

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


Developments in Zinc Primers for Corrosion Protection

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Pascal Verbiest, dr.sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

The author reviews the different types of zinc powders and how they are made, types a...


News

from JPCL, May 2013


Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2013


Q&A with Dwight Weldon

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2013


The contractor who almost got floored

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2013


Voting for the Board of Governors

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Why surface preparation is important

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


Contractor Directory

from D+D Print, May 2013

The 2013 annual directory of commercial and architectural painting contractors includ...


The Persistence of Mold

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by VC Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Mold is a common coatings problem that cannot be simply coated over. In this article,...


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...


Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2013

"The 2013 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes ove...


How Not to Lead

from JPCL, April 2013


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 ...


Project Preview

from JPCL, April 2013


Q&A with Bill Mogavero

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2013


Testing the cure of IOZ

from JPCL, April 2013

Is the MEK rub test a conclusive test to check the cure of inorganic zinc coatings?


The Buzz

from JPCL, April 2013


Top of the News

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...


Failure Analysis: When Metal Roof Coatings Fail

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author describes a field and laboratory investigation of a premature failure of a...


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...


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

A garden of rust had bloomed across the peaks and valleys of the manufacturing facili...


The Achilles Heel of Single-Wythe CMU

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Moisture-intrusion is the leading cause of paint problems on CMU. While the signs may...


An introduction to the deterioration of concrete

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

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

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


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


On sealing cracks in concrete

from JPCL, March 2013

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, March 2013


Q&A with Michael Doolittle

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC’s Annual Report

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


The Buzz

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


The SSPC Annual Report

from JPCL, March 2013

SSPC reports on its activities, plans, and status, including finances, from January 1...


When a good idea goes bad

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


Ask The Scientist: Dry Spray

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

Dry spray is ugly and can be time-consuming to remove. In his debut D+D column, Jenki...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair Or Replace?

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe, Garland

Preventive maintenance is the best medicine when it comes to keeping roof coatings in...


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...


Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating over cracks and spalls, without making the proper repairs first, may doom a c...


Coating Concerns for New Chemical and Petroleum ASTs

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

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


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...


Nine Coatings Projects Receive High Honors at SSPC 2013

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL

This photo essay takes a look at the winners of SSPC’s 2013 Structure Awards, given f...


Project Preview

from JPCL, February 2013


Q&A with David Hunter

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


The Buzz

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


The case of the mysterious hailstones

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The Importance of Conferences

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


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 ...


Basics of corrosion of steel for applicators

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Joe Pikas

The Applicator Training Bulletin series returns!


Can in-process QC prevent premature coating failures?

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Preparing Concrete Floors for Coatings

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Tracey Glew, The Preparation Group

This article focuses on the importance of selecting the appropriate method and equipm...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2013


Q&A with Dan Zienty

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Sealing metalizing on steel

from JPCL, January 2013

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2013


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...


Developing a High-Performing Coating For Weathered TPO Roofing

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013 ; by Joe Rokowski

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs have been popular in the United States since the...


Applying FBE to Pipeline Internals

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

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


Commercial Coatings Set For Gains at SSPC 2013

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

The SSPC Commercial Coating Committee has made significant progress on its ambitious ...


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...


Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Johnny Eliasson, ABS

The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its man...


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...


Minimum Confusion on Maximum Refinement

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Brad Burns

Maximum refinement is a term that is often used within the Concrete Polishing ...


Coating System Concerns For Single-Wythe CMU Construction

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Ken Trimber

Within a 20-mile radius of your home, you have seen one or more Big Box stores, strip...


Preparing stainless steel for atmospheric salt service

from JPCL, October 2012

What is the proper surface preparation for stainless steel before coating to resist a...


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...


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

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

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


The case of…failure in a filter house

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Rick Huntley, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The 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 ...


EIFS Evolution: Retrofit Remakes a High-Rise Condo

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Ryan J. Barnes, E.I.

When castles were popular and stone was a common building material, managing moisture...


Case Study: Roof Coatings Flunk Out

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Cynthia L. O’Malley

Premature coating problems on the standing seam roofs of two school buildings were an...


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

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


Corrosion Protection of Cargo Tanks in Crude Oil Carriers: The New IMO Regulations

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil T...


Durability Assessment of Foul-Release Coatings

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by David Tordonato, PE, and Allen Skaja, PCS, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors detail the results of laboratory tests of foul-release coatings to contro...


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


ISO’s Standard for Field Joint Coating: Understanding and Using ISO 21809-3

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Marcel Roche

The author reviews ISO’s Field Joint Coating Standard and discusses several aspects o...


The case of…surprise blistering and rusting on a new tank lining system

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The Six Essential Elements of Successful Concrete Repairs

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Maintaining Cow Decks at Dairy Farms: No Parlor Game

from JPCL, July 2012


On removing uncured coatings without blasting

from JPCL, July 2012

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


Progress Brings Problems to Wastewater Systems

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


Concrete Infrastructure Protection: Trends and Solutions

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.


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...


Formula for Success: With SPF Applications, Quality Assurance is King

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

A combination of economic drivers and technical advances has driven the development o...


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 ...


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...


Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...


Preserving an icon

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


Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


The 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...


That New-Paint Look: Keys to Formulating a Plan for Restoring Metal Exteriors

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Factory-applied finishes on roof panels, canopies, awnings, and curtain walls offer a...


Complex tank rehab required seeing the forest and the trees

from JPCL, April 2012 ; by Chet Zalusky


A Shrine to Crime: Rehab Complete, Landmark Starts Life as Mob Museum

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Some of the organized-crime figures who helped put Las Vegas on the map may have disd...


Issues That Do Not Meet The Eye: Design Considerations for Lining Concrete Sludge Mixing and Storage Tanks in Wastewater Treatment Plants

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by R.A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.

"This article focuses on several condition assessment and design considerations asso...


Ship Coating Maintenance & Repair

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Roy Nedal, Marine Service International AS

The author gives a contractor’s view of the present state of ship coating maintenance...


The ethics of coatings failure investigations

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor

Are You Getting What You Deserve?


The Holistic Approach to Sustainability Mandate: It’s Green and it Performs

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

It hardly comes as “news” that increased interest in the use of environmentally frien...


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 ...


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...


SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

from JPCL, January 2012

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, January 2012


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


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

from JPCL, December 2011


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...


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon


The Case of the Sliding Lining

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this month's F-Files, the application of a liner to the interior of a demineralize...


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.


Evaluating Coatings to Control Zebra Mussel Fouling

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Allen Skaja, Ph.D.; and David Tordonato, Ph.D. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the Bureau of Reclamation’s second year of testing coatings to co...


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


SSPC Technical Program Spans Four Days, 19 Tracks

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by the JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. ...


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...


Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

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

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


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 ...


Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row’

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

With a historically authentic jewel-toned palette and hand-painted interior decorativ...


Get with the Program: Mastering the Mandate of Project Management

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Kevin J. Brown

Managing a single painting project on schedule, at or below budget, and within the de...


SSPC 2012 Advances Education with Workshops and Training

from JPCL, October 2011

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. A fu...


When specifications and product data sheets conflict

from JPCL, October 2011


Getting it Right: Treating the Headache of Water in Concrete/Masonry Walls

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete and masonry materials occupy a prominent position in contemporary commercial...


Up-Close Look: A View Inside Painting Company’s Historic-Window Project

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

In an era of uncertain job security, nervousness about lead-paint regulations and hom...


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...


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

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, September 2011


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

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


Specifications

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2011


The Shop-Coated Pipeline That Cracked

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

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


A 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...


On the outside: Focus on the fundamentals

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Painting of residential exteriors is not rocket science, but failing to follow the fu...


Proven Formula: Hester Painting’s Quality-Centric Model

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Joe Maty

There are various management theories about running a company. Jeff Hester knows abou...


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...


Work Plan: Use It or Lose It

from JPCL, June 2011 ; by Joseph Brandon and Michael Damiano, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

This article is the fifth in a series on contracting. The authors discuss the Work P...


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


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


Starring Role: Historic Finishes Make Return at Landmark Courthouse

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Original finishes evoking the natural world—“earthy, dark and woodsy,” and faux wood ...


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


Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by ...


Project Preview

from JPCL, April 2011


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

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


SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

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


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2011


The case of… The fix is worse than the problem

from JPCL, April 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2011

Emmons to give SSPC/JPCL webinar on durable concrete repairs


Historic ‘Round Barn’ Embarks on New Role after Major Renovation

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

A 120-year-old round barn in Santa Rosa, Calif.—a building type all but gone from the...


Warning: Powder Coatings Zone

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

The mere mention of powder coatings elicits a wide variety of responses from the stak...


Tales from the Trenches: Mastering the Art of Delegation

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Steve Ryan

I was sitting at the Donut Kitchen coffee shop when “Giuseppe” and his brother, “Litt...


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...


Tales from the Trenches: Making a Pitch for Smarter Sales Strategies

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Steve Ryan

Ever walk into a department store and been approached by a salesperson who asked, “Ca...


Polyurea specified for dam in France

from JPCL, January 2011 ; by Murphy Mahaffey, WIWA Wilhelm-Wagner GmbH & Co. KG


The case of the coating failures waiting at the train station

from JPCL, January 2011 ; by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Manager-Laboratory Services, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Using Robots in Ballast Tanks: Project Under Way to Automate Inspection of Surface Prep and Coating Work

from JPCL, January 2011 ; by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft GmbH

The author discusses the project "RObots in Tanks" (ROT), which is in the process of...


When can you coat new concrete

from JPCL, January 2011


The Safety Mandate: Protection for Workers and Their Companies

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Kenneth A Trimber and Stan LIang

Commercial painting takes place in a wide variety of buildings, from retail stores an...


Adhesion Malfunction: Formulating a Plan in Dealing with Peeling

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

Homeowners in a vacation community on the East Coast were becoming increasingly unhap...


Concrete rehabilitation: From initial repair to coating protection

from JPCL, December 2010 ; by H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries Inc.


On removing animal fats from concrete

from JPCL, December 2010


The case of...three (Part 2 of 2)

from JPCL, December 2010


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Chill in the Air Can Drive a Paint to Craze

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

The label on most water-borne house paints usually says something like, “Don’t apply ...


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Understanding and Dealing with Blistering Headaches

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

Large blisters will form on solvent-borne acrylic coatings, especially low-VOC coatin...


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

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


On keeping steel clean in food plants

from JPCL, November 2010


The case of...three (Part 1 of 2)

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The PSPC from an Owner's Point of View

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Carlos Augusto dos Reis Correia, Naval Architect, PETROBRAS TRANSPORTE S.A.—TRANSPERTO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The author discusses an owner’s involvement with corrosion protection inside ballast...


The story of a tankage project that could fill volumes

from JPCL, November 2010


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...


NY ‘Fair Play Act’ Targets Employee ‘Misclassification’; Measure Said to Reflect Emerging Trend in Labor Law

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

New York State has put construction-related contractor businesses—including painting ...


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) ...


PWC+

from PWC, November/December 2010

Purple power, the name game, rust sleeps, and more.


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 ...


A systematic approach to the integration of two protective coatings companies

from JPCL, October 2010 ; by Andrew Smith and Laura Costello, International Paint LLC


On the meaning of "nominal film thickness"

from JPCL, October 2010


Blister Fix: Finding a Cause and Solution to a Common Defect

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel

Coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates can exhibit a number of defects r...


The Weather Factor: Conditions Can Rain on Painting Parade

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

We’ve all heard the old advice about the futility of lamenting the lousy weather and ...


Primer Suspect

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


On determining dry-to-handle times in the shop

from JPCL, September 2010


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...


Minding the Store: Coatings problems and solutions for commercial building owners

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber & Kevin J. Brown

“Big-box” retail stores come complete with a number of king-sized challenges lying in...


2010 Directory of Coatings Consultants

from JPCL, August 2010

The 2010 JPCL Directory of Coatings Consultants contains information about more than ...


Rationalized Hull Inspection Systems Can Rein in Repair Bills

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

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


The case of shop painting going to waste

from JPCL, August 2010


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...


Diamond-polished concrete: A new spin on an old technology

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

Contrary to popular belief, processing of concrete (grinding, honing, and polishing) ...


Success with stains can hinge on removal of contaminants, other substances on surface

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Effective application of stains and dyes to horizontal concrete surfaces requires car...


Allied Painting Secures Delaware Memorial Bridge Contracts

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Alyssa Gallagher


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...


On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

from JPCL, July 2010

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


Renting Equipment for Painting Projects?

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty, JPCL

The author reports on a number of views from rental company and painting contractor r...


Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

from JPCL, July 2010


SSPC awards outstanding student in coatings

from JPCL, July 2010


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


Tilt-Up Gets Down and Dirty

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Rick Huntley

The dirty truth about cleaning.


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2010

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


Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial

from JPCL, June 2010


Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...


Getting the right profile on weathering steel

from JPCL, June 2010


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 ...


The case of the mysterious cracking coating

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Growing Greener

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Nick Cope

Working eco-friendly is easy and can benefit your bottom line.


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

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

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


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...


PWC Asks, 'How Do You Work Green?'

from PWC, May/June 2010

Pro-to-pro advice on working greener.


SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

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


Standing Out from the Green Crowd

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn


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


The New Lead Rules: What You Must Know Now

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

They're he-e-re. Are you ready?


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: AL - CT

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2010 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors lists and describes mo...


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: DE - KY

from JPCL, April 2010


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: NM - SC

from JPCL, April 2010


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: non-US

from JPCL, April 2010


2010 Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors: SD - WY

from JPCL, April 2010


On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

from JPCL, April 2010


Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by JPCL Staff


SSPC announces awards at Annual Meeting

from JPCL, April 2010


The case of the not-so-hot roof

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Top Contractors Focus on Quality and Innovation

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by Joe Maty, JPCL

For the first time, JPCL has given a face to its Industrial Contractor Directory, wit...


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

from JPCL, March 2010


Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines - A Challenge for the Steel Builder and Paint Applicator

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Karsten Mühlberg, Hempel (Germany) Ltd.

The author discusses the importance of corrosion protection on offshore wind turbines...


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


Problem Solving Forum - On preparing concrete for metalizing

from JPCL, March 2010


Strip Stakes: How to Remove the Paper and Keep the Profit

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Jim Parodi

Remove the paper; keep the profit.


Superior Exteriors

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Geography, substrate, laws and more shape today's options for exterior coatings. Als...


Taking Hold of Mold: New Weapons for an Old Menace

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Alan Heavens

Expert advice and new products can help you tackle the fungus among us. Also: Mold Fi...


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

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Dan Zienty, SEH

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


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of...A Failure to Communicate

from JPCL, February 2010


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

from JPCL, February 2010


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

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

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


Preventing Coating Damage in the Supply Chain of Pipelines

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Idsart van Assema, Line Pipe Logistic Innovation & Research Center

The author describes in-house employee observations as well as literature on coating ...


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

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...


SSPC News: New SSPC pocket guide eBook now available on Amazon

from JPCL, February 2010


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

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

Maintenance takes drawbridge from bad to worse


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


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 ...


Getting a Fix on Concrete Repairs

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Bill Palmer

What to do, how to do it, and when to call for help.


It's About Time

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Anne Wolfe

Casual attendance attitudes and sloppy time cards are costing you a fortune. The righ...


Killer Clauses

from PWC, December 2009 ; by David Levy

Every project contract holds a variety of risks that could break your company. Learn ...


Maintenance Tips: Repair Techniques for Prestressed Concrete Tanks

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


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

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


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

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


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, December 2009


Problem Solving Forum: How to Handle Exposed Rebar when Repairing Concrete

from JPCL, December 2009

What is the best approach to cleaning and protecting exposed rebar during repair of s...


Regulatory Roundup

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


SSPC News

from JPCL, December 2009

New standard, updated standard published. Also: Individual Members update


Tricks for a Sticky Business

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Self-adhesive murals require finesse, training and practice. Also: Where to Train...


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.


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...


Hanging the Ampersands

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Want the secret to high-end installations? Think potatoes.


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

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

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


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...


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2009

Vulcan painters achieves historic first


Test Method for the Estimation of the IMO PSPC "Walk-On Time" for Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Serafin Barreiro, Hempel A/S, Kgs.

The author reports on a laboratory study intended to devise an appropriate test metho...


2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

from JAC, October/November 2009

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


2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

from JAC, October/November 2009

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...


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...


Association News

from JPCL, September 2009

WEFTEC Celebrates Its 82nd Year in Orlando


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

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


Disbondments of Pipeline Coatings and Their Effects on Corrosion Risks

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

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


Letters to the Editor: On Units for Measuring Chloride Contamination

from JPCL, September 2009


Looking Up

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate...


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

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

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


SSPC News: SSPC Training Spans the Globe

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...


When Facelifts Fail

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

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


JPCL Salutes 25 Years of Top Leaders and Thinkers

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

The protective and marine coatings industry has been blessed with many great leaders ...


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...


Preparing and Lining Salt Storage Bins

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Luis F. Granes, Sauereisen Inc.

What kind of surface preparation and lining specifications are suitable for resisting...


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...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


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...


The Fix That Was Worse Than the Problem

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Raymond Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Catastrophic Disbonding of an "Encapsulating Coating" Applied to Hot-Dip Galvanizing


Tips for Maintenance Coating Work on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Michael Babiarz, Line-X Protective Coatings

"All accidents can be prevented, and the goal is zero injuries."


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...


Corrosion under Insulation: Basics and Resources for Understanding

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

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


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

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

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


L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector

from JPCL, July 2009


Premature rusting of newly coated structural steel in a chemical plant

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


Scheduling that Sizzles

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Anne Wolfe

Scheduling software can give your productivity a makeover. Easy-to-learn options abou...


Studies on secondary surface prep after UHPWJ and on preparing concrete

from JPCL, July 2009


That's the way the condo crumbles

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Rick Huntley


The Way to Spray Today

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Joe May and Ron Joseph

Seeing so-so spray results? Here's a refresher. Plus: Troubleshooting and a safety al...


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

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...


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


Ambitious Agenda for Bridge Conference

from JPCL, June 2009


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

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

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


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...


High-performance schools move to the classroom forefront

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Campaigns to enhance health, safety, and energy efficiency sharpen the focus on indoo...


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


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, ...


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...


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...


Green Schemes

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Stephanie Aurora Lewis, RA, LEED AP

When every paint can in the store screams "green," what can you believe? Plus: Your g...


Greener Prep (and More)

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

Safer paint is just the start. New sundries and prep products can make every task gre...


Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materi...


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

from JPCL, May 2009


SSPC announces new protective coatings show

from JPCL, May 2009


The case of the perplexing paint shop

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

Accelerated Corrosion of Interior Corrugated Roof Surfaces


The Floor that Didn't Fly

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

One problem, easily avoided, leads to two failures.


Training managers and workers benefits all

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Lori Huffman


Working Lead Safe

from PWC, May/June 2009


Coating Sheet Pile Structures: An Overview

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Timothy Race, Kaked LLC

This article gives an overview of steel piling and its uses; reasons for coating it; ...


How to Hang Now

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Jim Turner

Installing today's exotic wallcoverings demands a new mindset. Also: 10 Tips for Mor...


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

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

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


New Year, New Gear

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Mary E. Chollet-Lordan

Tough, clever and priced right: Meet the Tool & Equipment Class of '09.


The case of the yellowed water tank lining

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


The Right Stuff

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Jack Pauhl

Ditch the 'bargain' junk, and get serious about the tools you use. Also: The right f...


Application Specialist Training: Workforce Development for the 21st Century

from JPCL, March 2009 ; by Pamela Groff, SSPC Technical Materials Development Specialist

The author begins by stating that the average painter is over 50 years old, as of 200...


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

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

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


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...


Driven to Death

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Michael McCann and Mary Watters

Learn how to protect your crews behind the wheel.


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...


Getting the Hang of Liner Materials

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Make the sale you wnat, and get the results you need.


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


SSPC News: SSPC Honors Five Projects at PACE

from JPCL, March 2009

SSPC President Bruce Henly presented five 2009 Structure Awards for outstanding coati...


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


The Trials of Tiles

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

Prep problems create a roof full of trouble.


Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

from JAC, March/April 2009

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Corrosion control coatings for structural steel

from JAC, December 2008


Resource Guide to Green Surface Preparation

from JPCL, November 2008


Surface preparation: A primer

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by Jayson Helsel, PC


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...


Fire protection, fast

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an acceler...


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...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


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...


Coatings for Curtain Walls - Powder coatings: On the sidelines for the green-building revolution?

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The use of powder coatings for protective and decorative applications on high-profile...


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...


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

from JAC, October/November 2006

Air/moisture barrier, aggressive restoration measures add up to comprehensive remedy ...


Zinc-rich coatings: A primer on galvanic protection with paint

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Zinc-rich coatings, often called zinc-rich primers, are a unique class of crosslinked...


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...


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


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...


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...


Surface Preparation Products

from JAC, October 2005

Surface Preparation Products Directory


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

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


The right calls on coatings

from JAC, April 2005 ; by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments ...


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...


Less Pricey Protection

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-re...


 
 
   

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