Articles (217)


Lining Crude Oil Rail Tank Cars to Enhance Service Lives

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

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


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

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

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


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, November 2019


Decontaminating Nuclear Reactors with Removable Polyurea

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

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


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

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro

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


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...


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...


Bridge Painting: Progress Through Community

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Robert Kogler, Rampart LLC

Bob Kogler, a coating professional for the past three decades who has worked extensiv...


Coating Petrochemical Facilities: A Matter of Time

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

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


Pipeline Coatings: Safeguarding and Streamlining the Transmission of Energy Resources

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

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


How to Select an Airless Sprayer: Power Sources

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

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


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...


Focus On

from JPCL, March 2019


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

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

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


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...


No Magic Number: Coating Concrete After 28 Days

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

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


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Time and Temperature: Don't Forget About Humidity


2018 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2018

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


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, May 2018

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


Fundamentals of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Application

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

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


Contractor Profile: Alec S. Benson

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018

SSPC Training Hits the Road


The Coolest Project

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

Thinking Outside the Containment


Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

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

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


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...


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...


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...


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


Industrial Meets Aesthetic

from JPCL, April 2017

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


When Stainless Isn’t Stainless

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


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...


The Effect of Intelligent Coating Selection on Project Delays

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

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


Inspecting Thermal Spray Aluminum

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


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...


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

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

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


How Many Times Can I Repaint the
Exterior of My Building?

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle, and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

The number of times a building can be repainted before permeance becomes a problem li...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather

from JPCL, December 2016


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...


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

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

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


On Accelerating Cure Over an IOZ-Coated Surface

from JPCL, October 2016

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2016


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 ...


Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

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

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


Corrosion Management of Elevated Lattice Galvanized Structures

from JPCL, June 2016 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Elevated lattice-form galvanized steel structures pose some quite unique challenges t...


Useful Tips for Spraying High-Solids Coatings

from JPCL, June 2016


How To Know That Paint Has Dried

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


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...


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

from JPCL, March 2016

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy


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

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

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


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


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

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

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


Effect of RH on the Time Between Blasting and Priming

from JPCL, October 2015

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


Spray Application of Non-Skid Coatings

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

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


On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

from JPCL, September 2015


Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interior...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2015

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


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...


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

from JPCL, June 2015

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


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

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


High and Dry

from D+D Print, April 2015

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


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

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


Building in Versatility and Durability

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

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


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

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


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


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...


Facelift for the Forum

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

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


Thirsty for Art

from D+D Print, December 2014


Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, December 2014

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


Getting the most out of airless spray

from JPCL, October 2014


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 ...


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

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


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


How to Specify Paint

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

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


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

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

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


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

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

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


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

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

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


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

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

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


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

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


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 ...


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Pipeline Rehabilitation: Advances in Polyurea Spray Application

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

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


Field Application of Foul-Release Coating

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

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


Setting up, operating, and maintaining air spray equipment

from JPCL, June 2014


Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

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

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


Profiles in Surface Prep

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

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


Exhibitor Showcase

from D+D Print, April 2014


Starry, Starry Sky

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


Applying coatings outside of the recommended thickness range

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Chrissy Stewart, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Rich Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


On overcoating existing tank linings

from JPCL, February 2014

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


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


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


Basic training in brush and roller application

from JPCL, October 2013


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...


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


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


The Changing Face of Coating Application Equipment

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


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

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

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


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?


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,...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2013


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...


Performance or preference? City of Anoka water tank reconditioning revisited

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


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


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...


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?


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2013


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...


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...


When a good idea goes bad

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


Painting Concrete

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

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


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2013


Flooring the Frick

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Jen Kramer

Once the copper-lined coffin was secure in the grave, and the pallbearers, including ...


Sealing metalizing on steel

from JPCL, January 2013

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


Ask the Scientist: Dry Spray

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

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


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...


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...


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

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


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...


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

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


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

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


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 ...


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...


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.


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 ...


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

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

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


The Quality Guarantee: The Pivotal Role Played by Field Measurements

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


A case of premature coating failure on the interior surfaces of bridge box girders

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


AWWA Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

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


International Bridge Conference Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


Mega Rust Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


News

from JPCL, May 2011


Preventing overspray with a wind monitoring plan

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


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2011

Emmons to give SSPC/JPCL webinar on durable concrete repairs


Business Blueprint for Challenging Times: Seven Keys to Success

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

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


The 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


When can you coat new concrete

from JPCL, January 2011


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 ...


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...


The case of the failing railing

from JPCL, July 2010


2010 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2010

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


Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial

from JPCL, June 2010


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

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

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


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


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...


New Products

from PWC, March/April 2010


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

from JPCL, February 2010


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, January/February 2010


Test for Success

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Rick Huntley

Taking a few measurements during the job can head off a massive failure later.


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

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


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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

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


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...


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...


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


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...


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

from JPCL, June 2009


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

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

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


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

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

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


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

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

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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