Definition - What does Surface-Tolerant Coating mean?
A surface-tolerant coating is a fluid substance that is applied to a metallic surface to prevent corrosion. Surface-tolerant coatings differ from regular coatings due to their suitability on surfaces that have been prepared with a lesser degree of preparation than commercial blast cleaning.
Corrosionpedia explains Surface-Tolerant Coating
The selection of an appropriate surface-tolerant coating depends on the type of surface to which it is to be applied. Such variations include aged alkyd, loose, stratified or greasy surfaces.
Some surface-tolerant coatings may also be suitable for protection in both open air and immersion conditions. Typical applications include:
- Storage tanks
- Piping, roof decks and water towers
- Structural steel and plant equipment
- Marine vessels and offshore structures
- Other surfaces exposed to humidity, chemicals and corrosive environments