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STANDARDS RELATED TO COATING SYSTEMS

SSPC Standards for Surface Preparation

  • SSPC-SP 1: Solvent Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 2: Hand Tool Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 3: Power Tool Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 8: Pickling
  • SSPC-SP 11: Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal
  • SSPC-SP 15: Commercial Grade Power-Tool Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 16: Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous Metals

Joint NACE and SSPC Standards for Surface Preparation

  • NACE No. 1/SSPC-SP 5: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, White Metal Blast Cleaning
  • NACE No. 2/SSPC-SP 10: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, Near-White Metal Blast Cleaning
  • NACE No. 3/SSPC-SP 6: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, Commercial Blast Cleaning
  • NACE No. 4/SSPC-SP 7: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, Brush-Off Blast Cleaning
  • NACE No. 6/SSPC-SP 13: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, Surface Preparation of Concrete
  • NACE No. 8/SSPC-SP 14: Joint Surface Preparation Standard, Industrial Blast Cleaning

Joint NACE and SSPC Standards for Paint Application

  • NACE No. 10/SSPC-PA 6: Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Linings Applied to Bottoms of Carbon Steel Above Ground Storage Tanks
  • NACE No. 11/SSPC-PA 8: Thin-Film Organic Linings Applied in New Carbon Steel Process Vessels
  • NACE No. 12/AWS C2.23M/ SSPC-CS 23.00: Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel
  • NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS-1: Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification (SP0307-2007)

Joint NACE and SSPC Standards for Waterjet Cleaning

  • NACE WJ-1/SSPC-SP WJ-1: Waterjet Cleaning of Metals — Clean to Bare Substrate
  • NACE WJ-2/SSPC-SP WJ-2: Waterjet Cleaning of Metals — Very Thorough Cleaning
  • NACE WJ-3/SSPC-SP WJ-3: Waterjet Cleaning of Metals — Thorough Cleaning
  • NACE WJ-4/SSPC-SP WJ-4: Waterjet Cleaning of Metals — Light Cleaning

NACE Recommended Practices

  • RP0105-2005: Liquid-Epoxy Coatings for External Repair, Rehabilitation, and Weld Joints on Buried Steel Pipelines
  • RP0287-2002: Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Abrasive Blast Cleaned Steel Surfaces using a Replica Tape
  • RP0304-2004: Design, Installation, and Operation of Thermoplastic Liners for Oilfield Pipelines
  • RP0375-2006: Wax Coating Systems for Underground Piping System
  • RP0281-2004: Method for Conducting Coating (Paint) Panel Evaluation Testing in Atmospheric Exposures
  • RP0303-2003: Field-Applied Heat-Shrinkable Sleeves for Pipelines: Application, Performance, and Quality Control
  • RP0394-2002: Application, Performance, and Quality Control of PlantApplied, Fusion-Bonded Epoxy External Pipe Coating
  • RP0399-2004: Plant-Applied, External Coal Tar Enamel Pipe Coating Systems: Application, Performance, and Quality Control
  • RP0402-2002: Field-Applied Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE) Pipe Coating Systems for Girth Weld Joints: Application, Performance, and Quality Control
  • RP0602-2002: Field-Applied Coal Tar Enamel Pipe Coating Systems: Application, Performance, and Quality Control

NACE Standard Practices

  • SP0108-2008: Corrosion Control of Offshore Structures by Protective Coatings
  • SP0109-2009: Field Application of Bonded Tape Coatings for External Repair, Rehabilitation, and Weld Joints on Buried Metal Pipelines
  • SP0178-2007: Fabrication Details, Surface Finish Requirements, and Proper Design Considerations for Tanks and Vessels to be Lined for Immersion Service
  • SP0185-2007: Extruded Polyolefin Resin Coating Systems with Soft Adhesives for Underground or Submerged Pipe
  • SP0188-2007: Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of New Protective Coatings on Conductive Substrates
  • SP0274-2011: High-Voltage Electrical Inspection of Pipeline Coatings Prior to Installation
  • SP0288-2011: Inspection of Linings on Steel and Concrete
  • SP0297-2012: Maintenance Painting of Electrical Substation Apparatus Including Flow Coating of Transformer Radiators
  • SP0298-2007: Sheet Rubber Linings for Abrasion and Corrosion Service
  • SP0487-2007: Considerations in the Selection and Evaluation of Rust Preventives and Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors for Interim (Temporary) Corrosion Protection
  • SP0490-2007: Holiday Detection of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy External Pipeline Coatings of 250 to 760 μm (10 to 30 mils)
  • SP0892-2007: Linings over Concrete for Immersion Service

NACE Test Methods

  • TM0102-2002: Measurement of Protective Coating Electrical Conductance on Underground Pipelines
  • TM0104-2004: Offshore Platform Ballast Water Tank Coating System Evaluation
  • TM0174-2002: Laboratory Methods for the Evaluation of Protective Coatings and Lining Materials in Immersion Service
  • TM0204-2004: Exterior Protective Coatings for Seawater Immersion Service
  • TM0304-2004: Offshore Platform Atmospheric and Splash Zone Maintenance Coating System Evaluation
  • TM0404-2004: Offshore Platform Atmospheric and Splash Zone New Construction Coating System Evaluation

ISO Standards

  • ISO 2409:1992, Paints and varnishes — Cross-cut test
  • ISO 2431:1993, Paints and varnishes — Determination of flow time by use of flow cups (Corr.2:1999)
  • ISO 2808:2007, Paints and varnishes — Determination of film thickness
  • ISO 3668:1998, Paints and varnishes — Visual comparison of the color of paints
  • ISO 4617:2000, Paints and varnishes — List of equivalent terms (withdrawn)
  • ISO 4618:2006, Paints and varnishes — Terms and definitions
  • ISO 4624:2002, Paints and varnishes — Pull-off test for adhesion
  • ISO 4628, Paints and varnishes — Evaluation of degradation of coatings — Designation of quantity and size of defects, and of intensity of uniform changes in appearance
  • ISO 4628-1:2003, Part 1: General introduction and designation system
    ISO 4628-2:2003, Part 2: Assessment of degree of blistering
    ISO 4628-3:2003, Part 3: Assessment of degree of rusting
    ISO 4628-4:2003, Part 4: Assessment of degree of cracking
    ISO 4628-5:2003, Part 5: Assessment of degree of flaking
    ISO 4628-6:2007, Part 6: Rating of degree of chalking by tape method
    ISO 4628-7:2003, Part 7: Assessment of degree of chalking by velvet method
    ISO 4628-8:2005, Part 8: Assessment of degree of delamination and corrosion around a scribe or other artificial defect
    ISO 4628-10:2003, Part 10: Assessment of degree of filiform corrosion

  • ISO 8501, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Visual assessment of surface cleanliness
  • ISO 8501-1:2007, Part 1: Rust grades and preparation grades of uncoated steel substrates and of steel substrates after overall removal of previous coatings
    ISO 8501-2:1994, Part 2: Representative photographic examples of the change of appearance imparted to steel when blast-cleaned with different abrasives
    ISO 8501-3:2006, Part 3: Preparation grades of welds, cut edges and other areas with surface imperfections
    ISO 8501-4:2006, Part 4: Initial surface conditions, preparation grades and flash rust grades in connection with high-pressure water jetting

  • ISO 8502, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Tests for the assessment of surface cleanliness
  • ISO/TR 8502-1:1991, (Withdrawn Standard) Part 1: Field test for soluble iron corrosion products
    ISO 8502-2:2005, Part 2: Laboratory determination of chloride on cleaned surfaces
    ISO 8502-3:1992, Part 3: Assessment of dust on steel surfaces prepared for painting (pressure-sensitive tape method)
    ISO 8502-4:1993, Part 4: Guidance on the estimation of the probability of condensation prior to paint application
    ISO 8502-5:1998, Part 5: Measurement of chloride on steel surfaces prepared for painting (ion detection tube method)
    ISO 8502-6:2006, Part 6: Extraction of soluble contaminants for analysis — The Bresle method
    ISO 8502-8:2001, Part 8: Field method for the refractometric determination of moisture
    ISO 8502-9:1998, Part 9: Field method for the conductometric determination of watersoluble salts
    ISO 8502-10:1999, Part 10: Field method for the titrimetric determination of water-soluble chloride
    ISO 8502-11:2006, Part 11: Field method for the turbidimetric determination of water-soluble sulfate
    ISO 8502-12:2003, Part 12: Field method for the titrimetric determination of water-soluble ferrous ions

  • ISO 8503, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Surface roughness characteristics of blast-cleaned steel substrates
  • ISO 8503-1:1988, Part 1: Specifications and definitions for ISO surface profile comparators for the assessment of abrasive blast-cleaned surfaces
    ISO 8503-2:1988, Part 2: Method for the grading of surface profile of abrasive blastcleaned steel — Comparator procedure
    ISO 8503-3:1988, Part 3: Method for the calibration of ISO surface profile comparators and for the determination of surface profile — Focusing microscope procedure
    ISO 8503-4:1988, Part 4: Method for the calibration of ISO surface profile comparators and for the determination of surface profile — Stylus instrument procedure
    ISO 8503-5:2003, Part 5: Replica tape method for the determination of the surface profile

  • ISO 8504, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Surface preparation methods
  • ISO 8504-1:2000, Part 1: General principles
    ISO 8504-2:2000, Part 2: Abrasive blast-cleaning
    ISO 8504-3:1993, Part 3: Hand- and power-tool cleaning

  • ISO 11124, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Specifications for metallic blast-cleaning abrasives
  • ISO 11124-1:1993, Part 1: General introduction and classification
    ISO 11124-2:1993, Part 2: Chilled-iron grit
    ISO 11124-3:1993, Part 3: High-carbon cast-steel shot and grit
    ISO 11124-4:1993, Part 4: Low-carbon cast-steel shot

  • ISO 11125, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Test methods for metallic blast-cleaning abrasives
  • ISO 11125-1:1993, Part 1: Sampling
    ISO 11125-2:1993, Part 2: Determination of particle size distribution
    ISO 11125-3:1993, Part 3: Determination of hardness
    ISO 11125-4:1993, Part 4: Determination of apparent density
    ISO 11125-5:1993, Part 5: Determination of percentage defective particles and of microstructure
    ISO 11125-6:1993, Part 6: Determination of foreign matter
    ISO 11125-7:1993, Part 7: Determination of moisture

  • ISO 11126, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Specifications for non-metallic blast-cleaning abrasives
  • ISO 11126-1:1993, Part 1: General introduction and classification (Corr. 2: 1997)
    ISO 11126-3:1993, Part 3: Copper refinery slag
    ISO 11126-4:1993, Part 4: Coal furnace slag
    ISO 11126-5:1993, Part 5: Nickel refinery slag
    ISO 11126-6:1993, Part 6: Iron furnace slag
    ISO 11126-7:1995, Part 7: Fused aluminum oxide (Corr.1:1999)
    ISO 11126-8:1993, Part 8: Olivine sand
    ISO 11126-9:1999, Part 9: Staurolite
    ISO 11126-10:2000, Part 10: Almandite garnet

  • ISO 11127, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Test methods for non-metallic blast-cleaning abrasives
  • ISO 1127-1:1993, Part 1: Sampling
    ISO 11127-2:1993, Part 2: Determination of particle size distribution
    ISO 11127-3:1993, Part 3: Determination of apparent density
    ISO 11127-4:1993, Part 4: Assessment of hardness by a glass slide test
    ISO 11127-5:1993, Part 5: Determination of moisture
    ISO 11127-6:1993, Part 6: Determination of water-soluble contaminants by conductivity measurement
    ISO 11127-7:1993, Part 7: Determination of water-soluble chlorides

  • ISO 12944, Paints and varnishes — Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems
  • ISO 12944-1:1998, Part 1: General introduction
    ISO 12944-2:1998, Part 2: Classification of environments
    ISO 12944-3:1998, Part 3: Design considerations
    ISO 12944-4:1998, Part 4: Types of surface and surface preparation
    ISO 12944-5:2007, Part 5: Protective paint systems
    ISO 12944-6:1998, Part 6: Laboratory performance test methods
    ISO 12944-7:1998, Part 7: Execution and supervision of paint work
    ISO 12944-8:1998, Part 8: Development of specifications for new work and maintenance

  • ISO/TR 15235:2001, Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products — Collected information on the effect of levels of water-soluble salt contamination
  • ISO 15741:2001, Paints and varnishes — Friction-reduction coatings for the interior of on- and offshore steel pipelines for non-corrosive gases
  • ISO 16276, Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems — Assessment of, and acceptance criteria for, the adhesion/cohesion (fracture strength) of a coating
  • ISO 16276-1:2007, Part 1: Pull-off testing
    ISO 16276-2:2007, Part 2: Cross-cut testing and X-cut testing

  • ISO 19840:2004, Paints and varnishes — Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems — Measurement of, and acceptance criteria for, the thickness of dry films on rough surfaces
  • ISO 20340:2009, Paints and varnishes — Performance requirements for protective paint systems for offshore and related structures
  • ISO 14877:2002, Protective clothing for abrasive blasting operations using granular abrasives

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