Technical Library

Webinars Presented Through

KTA has joined forces with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and The Journal for Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) to develop webinars to the protective coatings industry. The webinars were developed to keep industry professionals up-to-date on coatings-related issues, developments or changes and are part of the 2010 SSPC-JPCL Education Series that provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications as well as technology updates on important topics.


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SSPC / PACE Conference Papers

Each year KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) attends the Paintings and Coatings Exposition (PACE) presented by Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. KTA is a highly visible participant and our employees present numerous papers.

KTA-Tator, Inc. gratefully acknowledges SSPC for their permission to post the following papers presented at past PACE conferences.

Cases from the F-Files

Each month KTA employees contribute an article to the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) for “Cases from the F-Files.”  KTA-Tator, Inc. gratefully acknowledges Technology Publishing for their permission to post these articles written for and previously published in the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings.  You will be asked to login to read the article.

Other Articles

KTA employees regularly contribute to The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) and Design and Durability, The Journal of Architectural Coatings (D+D).  KTA-Tator, Inc. gratefully acknowledges Technology Publishing for their permission to post these articles.

Preparing an Inspection Plan for Bridge Maintenance Painting” (565Kb) A bridge coatings specification can be complex and confusing. Yet it is regarded as the rulebook for quality control and quality assurance personnel responsible for inspecting the work. An inspection plan can streamline understanding the inspection checkpoints that a bridge coating specifications invokes and can be a key communication tool for contractor and inspection personnel. This article reviews the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan and reviews the content of SSPC’s Guide for Planning Coatings Inspection. Two formats for inspection plans are illustrated, and how to populate an inspection plan based on the requirements of a bridge specification is demonstrated. The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), May 2011.
William D. Corbett

Southern Nevada Water Authority Tests Linings for Transmission Pipe” (144Kb) The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is a regional agency with the mission of managing water resources and developing solutions that will ensure adequate future water supplies for the Las Vegas Valley. Its primary water resource is the Colorado River through Lake Mead. Since 2000, persistent droughts have resulted in decreasing water levels in Lake Mead. To reduce its reliance on the Colorado River, SNWA has begun planning for the development on in-state groundwater resources north of Las Vegas. Initial planning efforts identified project-specific requirements that could potentially justify the use of polyurethane lining systems for more than 200 miles of large diameter water transmission pipeline.  The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), April 2011.
Cynthia L. O’Malley
Scott Christensen, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Gina Neilson, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Why EPA’s Proposed Rule on Coat Wastes Could Affect Industrial Painting Work” (72Kb) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its “Proposed Rule for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals [CCRs] from Electric Utilities” in the June 21, 2010, Federal Register [FR]. The current proposed rule is driven by several failures of surface impoundments for fly ash, increasing petitions from citizen and environmental groups requesting that EPA develop rules related to CCR management, and new information on human and ecological risks and health effects related to CCRs. While the proposed rule is not intended to specifically address the use and disposal of boiler slag as abrasive, which has been considered a beneficial use, it may result in some regulation of boiler slag abrasives because they are a CCR by definition. The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), August 2010.
Alison B. Kaelin

Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction” (540Kb) Construction of the new One World Trade Center (WTC) in New York includes exposed steel members and bolted connections. Surface preparation and coating system selection for the bolt/washer/nut assemblies for the bolted connections are critical because the splice plates will be visible. Little has been published on surface preparation and coating requirements for ASTM A 490 black bolts. The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), March 2010.
John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
William D. Corbett

Soluble Salts and Coatings – An Overview” (189Kb) The issue of soluble salt contamination and the amounts of soluble salts that may be tolerated beneath a coating on a steel surface is of considerable interest and debate in the protective coatings industry. The issue is the subject of a two-part article, with Part 1 presented here and Part 2 to be published in an upcoming issue of JPC> Part 1 discusses ISO/TR15235, which itself summarizes and reviews some of the earliest reports on the issue. Part 1 also cites, summarizes, and, at times, quotes other notable research efforts. (However, it is highly recommended that interested readers obtain and read the full publications, both of ISO/TR 15235 and the other reports summarized, for all are far more complex, extensive, and, in some instances, controversial than can be described in the brief summary presented here.) Part 1 then presents tables, based on the articles discussed, summarizing tolerance levels of soluble salts on surfaces to be coated. The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), February 2010.
Kenneth B. Tator

Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years” (787Kb) Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have driven many developments in coatings work for industrial structures, bridges, and ships. This article books at key regulations and guidance documents affecting surface preparation, coatings, and worker protection over the past 25 years. Federal regulations and guidance documents from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are referenced most frequently, but some state and local regulations are identified as well. This article is not intended to be comprehensive. The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), August 2009.
Alison B. Kaelin
Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL