Articles (134)


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 ...


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...


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...


Properly Monitor Temperature and Humidity on an Industrial Coating Project

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Don J. Schnell, Polygon US


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


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...


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


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Moisture Testing in Below-Grade Concrete Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by R. A. Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc. / Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2016


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

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


Inspection Equipment

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


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...


Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

from JPCL, January 2016 ; 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 subst...


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

from JPCL, January 2016


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...


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,...


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


On Top of the World - Rudy Hudale, Avalotis Corporation

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


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?


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...


The straws that broke the camel’s back

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


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


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.


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

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


Roughing It Up

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

When concrete needs profiling, these machines get it done.


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

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

Part 2: Moisture Detection


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...


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.


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...


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.’


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?


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.


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...


Conforming with job requirements

from JPCL, July 2014


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...


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...


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


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...


Fundamentals of stripe coating

from JPCL, January 2014


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...


Q&A With Ernest Dunbar

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 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


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


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...


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

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


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


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...


The Buzz

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Why surface preparation is important

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


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


Quality Measures: A Cure for Fear of Failure

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


The case of…too many choices

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer

Q&A with Skip Vernon


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.


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 ...


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

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


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...


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...


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...


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


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2011


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 ...


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


News

from JPCL, May 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...


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

from JPCL, February 2010


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...


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


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 ...


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...


2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

from JAC, October/November 2009

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


Product News

from JPCL, September 2009


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 ...


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 - Inspection

from JPCL, June 2009


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...


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

from JPCL, May 2009


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


2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

from JPCL, May 2008 ; by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...


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...


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...


Methods and metrics: Bringing color and gloss into focus

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Although the performance and durability of a coating clearly rank at the top of any l...


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...


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...


Durability: Keeping up appearances

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

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


 
 
   

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