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Why is steel gray after Waterjetting (hydroblasting)

July 31, 2017

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Why is Steel Gray after hydroblasting?  What does the profile under corrosion look like? A short monograph.

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BHR Group 2016 23rd International Conference on Waterjetting

November 13, 2016

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The WJTA-IMCA exhibition in New Orleans is over for 2016.   I missed a good exhibition and round-table of practical talks and a chance to mingle with colleagues. However, I was preparing for the BHR Group Waterjetting 2016 conference in Seattle on Nov 15-18. This BHR group conference is typically held in Europe so it […]

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WJTA-IMCA Nov 2-3, 2016 Exhibition and Demostrations, New Orleans, LA

September 30, 2016

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The 2016 WJTA-IMCA  is a two day filled meeting with practical talks and demos.  The registration is $30 (one day) to $45 (2 day).  The WJTA_IMCA features a panel discussion on the Future of the Industry  which includes contractors, owners, and equipment manufacturers : Jim Ashmead, E.I. DuPont Rawlin Brown, StoneAge, Inc. Bradley Coble, PSC […]

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Newsletter Advisory Council NACE Meeting 2016-03 WJ IN Vancouver BC

September 19, 2016

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New Build-Brazil; ISO Meeting Trip Report NACE Corrosion 2016 March Vancouver BC By: Lydia Frenzel I, Lydia Frenzel, scrutinized the program to see if the UHP WJ/ paint maintenance community might find a niche for applications as this conference has paint/coatings, railcar, marine, and pipeline sections but focuses on corrosion, cathodic protection, alloys-and metals. Prior […]

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Quality of Water for Use in High Pressure Pumps

October 29, 2015

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For 30 years, I have received questions about the quality of water that should be used for removal of coatings. How much dissolved material or minerals gets left on the surface? Just recently after an hour long webinar to 200 people, the questions was “What shoul the quality of the water be?” Among the first […]

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Lead Based Paint on Bridges- Cost Effective Alternatives- FHWA

July 8, 2015

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I get questions about relative cost for various surface preparation methods and the pros and cons.  I refer people to this study as they can plug in their own numbers. “COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR STEEL BRIDGE PAINT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE” CONTRACT NO. DTFH61-97-C-00026 was published by the FHWA with Corrpro in September 2001.  The final […]

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