JPCL August 2016

 
JPCL August 2016


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Increasing Productivity in Rail Coating & Lining Facilities Without Sacrificing Quality

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 Coatings Committee assembles to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry. This article is an aggregation of presentations by six railcar coating experts.


Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come into play such as the location of the tank fabrication, the construction sequencing, operating parameters, intended service life, construction materials and the stored material. This article explains the effects of each factor on coating selection and presents various design scenarios and material recommendations.


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing alone is not sufficient to detect all potential problems. Sometimes problems are not apparent or may not even exist until coatings have been applied. Performing a moisture survey — an inspection of a building and its environment prior to performing any tests — will provide a clearer picture of the potential problems moisture in both liquid and vapor form can pose.


When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

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 during the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project to devise a method for determining the optimal size of blast containments and workforce in order to achieve higher production rates and still deliver a high-quality project.


Plus...


Top of the News


The Buzz


Problem Solving Forum

On Nominal Dry Film Thickness Requirements

How should a contractor respond when he/she reads a specification requirement that “the nominal dry film thickness of the coating shall be 3 mils”?


Investigating Failure

When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

Auditing 101

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


SSPC on the Front Line

Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools


   
 
 
 
 

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