SSPC GreenCOAT 2012 Papers

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

SSPC GreenCOAT 2012 Paper

Maintenance Painting of Galvanized Mast Arms: A Project Performed Despite Budget Constraints” (PDF 651KbPremature failures of coatings applied to galvanized mast arms is not an unfamiliar problem1. The properties of galvanizing that make it a difficult substrate to coat when new don’t simply disappear from beneath the original coating system. When maintenance painting is necessary after a few years of service, long term success can be elusive. This paper will discuss the development of maintenance painting process developed to accommodate budget constraints and produce a satisfactory outcome.
Rich Burgess, Senior Consultant
Greg Richards, Project Manager/Consultant

Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing Protocol for Coatings Used in Bolted Connections”  (PDF 1093Kb) Appendix A of the Specification for Structural Steel Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts published by the Research Council on Structural Connections describes the testing methods to determine the slip coefficient of coatings used in bolted connections. This paper will describe the importance of establishing the slip coefficient of faying surfaces, and will present the “soup-to-nuts” process associated with testing and certifying coatings used in slip-critical connections – from test panel fabrication to surface preparation, coating application (including thinning, thickness and curing variables), selection of mating surfaces, testing for resistance to slip and tensioned creep, and data reporting including A, B and C classifications. Data from various generic coatings types previously tested will also be presented, and research needs will be described. Finally, the importance of application and curing of the coating in the shop or field according to the variables employed during testing and certification will be reinforced.
William D. Corbett, Professional Services Business Unit Manager
Carly McGee, Physical Testing Laboratory Supervisor

Women in Coatings: The Present State and a Glimpse of our Future” (PDF 85Kb) During the inaugural “Women in Coatings” session held at SSPC GreenCOAT 2011 a survey was developed and distributed to conference participants to determine the present state of the role of women in coatings industry. This presentation summarizes the data obtained from the survey responses. Once the present state is established and agreed upon, the group will establish a strategic plan and pursue gaols based upon defined strategy. This defined strategy will enable the group to achieve goals by measuring and evaluating our progress and ultimately our success as a group with a common vision. This process will be described in the presentation.
Cynthia L. O’Malley, Laboratory Services Manager

Regulatory Update: Current and Emerging Trends in Occupational and Environmental Health” (PDF 105Kb) This annual paper summarizes and tracks environmental, health and safety issues that may impact painting contactors and facility owners. This paper summarizes regulatory and enforcement developments in the current year and reviews expected rulemaking for the coming year. Specific topics include OSHA’s proposed update to the Hazard Communications standard and the anticipated Silica rule in 2011. We will review new actions related to EPA’s NAAQS Lead standard and other EPA regulations. Most of the information is taken directly from the respective agency’s published regulatory agenda, supplemented by anecdotal information gathered from various professional journals, seminars and conferences.
Alison B. Kaelin, ASQ-CQA, QA Manager

The New SSPC Commercial/Light Industrial Committee”  (PDF 22Kb) SSPC has started a new committee to develop standards and guides for commercial, light industrial and institutional cleaning and painting; concrete floor polishing; the use of thin film coatings as air barriers; and commercial contractor certification (SSPC-QP 9). The presentation will describe the activities that are underway together with opportunities for participation.
Kenneth A. Trimber, President

Use of Atlas Test Cells to Assess the Performance of Coatings over CMU with Varied Permeance” (PDF 5118 Kb) The permeance of coatings applied to the walls of Single Wythe concrete masonry units (CMU) can affect the long-term performance of the coating, especially after being repainted multiple times. This paper describes the results of a study to determine if the Atlas Cell Test (NACE TM0174) can be modified to evaluate the performance of individual coating systems based upon permeance. Coating systems with permeance (WVP US perm ratings) from 60 were used in the research. The goal of the test program is to establish a protocol that can eventually be used to determine the number of times that a given system can be repainted before the reduction in permeance causes concerns with blistering or peeling.
(Due to the size of this file, please e-mail info@kta.com for the file.)
Cynthia L. O’Malley, Laboratory Services Manager
Chuck Duffin, Sto Corp.
Steven Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

Moisture Vapor Emission Rates of Concrete Floors Can Moisture Meters be used Instead of Calcium Chloride?” (PDF 541Kb) The moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) of concrete floors affects the selection of flooring materials for both new construction and remodel projects. The MVER is determined by exposing a 20″ x 20″ test area to calcium chloride for 60 to 72 hours. Because of the length of time and size of the test areas required for the calcium chloride test, it would be advantageous if the instantaneous results provided by moisture meters could be used for decision-making. This paper presents the data obtained from field studies that compared calcium chloride test results with 3 different types of moisture meters. 
Kevin Brown, Commercial Services Manager
George Holz, AIA