JPCL January 2016

 
JPCL January 2016


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Coatings Industry Forecast

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more training, the JPCL readership and major coatings manufacturers talk about 2016.


MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

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 of coatings statewide during the biennial bridge safety inspections and a process to select and prioritize maintenance painting strategies. This article describes outcomes of the objectives undertaken and MnDOT’s novel approach to improving statewide bridge maintenance painting operations.


Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been repainted with two-coat polyaspartic urethane coatings. The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using two-coat polyaspartic coatings for repainting of steel bridges.


Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

by Vaughn O’Dea, Cory Brown and Anthony Dallen, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors present the common pull-off adhesion test methods used for concrete substrates in the U.S., make the case that no tensile strength testing method specifically addresses a protective coating applied over a cementitious resurfacer or repair mortar and make recommendations accordingly.


Plus...


Top of the News


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

On Selecting Coatings for New Concrete

Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


Investigating Failure

Sporadic Interior Pipe Corrosion and Perforations

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC


How To...

Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

by Dr. Thomas J. Langill, American Galvanizers Association


SSPC on the Front Line

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


   
 
 
 
 

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