Articles (106)


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 ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, November 2019


There’s An Icebreaker In My Tank!

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

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


Decontaminating Nuclear Reactors with Removable Polyurea

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

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


Pipeline Coatings: Safeguarding and Streamlining the Transmission of Energy Resources

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

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, May 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...


Where Did Those Towers Come From?

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

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


Protecting Process Vessels at the Largest Oil Field in Iraq

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by PaintSquare Staff


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, March 2019


Rope Access for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Industrial Structures

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

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2018


Qualification Tests for High-Temperature FBE Coatings

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

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2018


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...


2018 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

from JPCL, April 2018

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


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...


Put That in Your Pipeline

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...


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 ...


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

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

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


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

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

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

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

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


Transmission Tower and Pole Painting: A Challenge for All Involved

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

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


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


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

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

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


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...


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...


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

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

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


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

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


Holding Patterns

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Pipeline

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Power

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


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

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


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...


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...


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

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

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


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

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Peter Bock

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


Corrosion in Less Than One Year is the Pits!

from JPCL, February 2016


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

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

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


The 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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, January 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2016


Close Encounters of the Third "Crude-Oil" Kind

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

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


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...


Taking on Fuel - Mary Cole, University of Akron

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


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

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

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


Protecting Offshore Wind Farm Towers

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

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


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

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Andrew Recker, BASF

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


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...


The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

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

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2015

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


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...


Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

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

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


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

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

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


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...


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...


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...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

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


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

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


The Crude Truth about Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

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

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


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

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


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

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

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


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...


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...


Protecting Scrubbers in Power Plants: How History Stacks Up

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

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


The case of…failure in a filter house

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


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

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


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...


North Star To Rehab Parker Bridge

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


Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, February 2012 ; by Massimo Cornago, Consultant

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


On overcoating an existing tank lining

from JPCL, February 2012

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


Atlantic Painting Wins WWTP Contract

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


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


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

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


The Shop-Coated Pipeline That Cracked

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

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


Project Preview

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


SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

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


Project Preview

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

360 Construction Wins Mackinac Bridge Painting Project


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...


Testing coatings to control mussels

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


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 ...


On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

from JPCL, April 2010


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

from JPCL, February 2010


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 ...


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 ...


Coating System Guide for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Power Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Transmission Pipeline

from JPCL, October 2009


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...


Project Preview

from JPCL, September 2009


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

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

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


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."


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...


 
 
   

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