Coatings place a vital role in corrosion prevention and substrate protection. They help lengthen the useful lifespan of pipelines, equipment and many other structures. As such, a defect or failure in a coating can result in weakened structures and even catastrophic failures. (Learn more in Coating Failure: Why a Preventive Strategy is the Best Way to Avoid it.)

Being able to identify and assess coating failures and defects is critical for determining the cause of the failure, and for developing a remediation strategy. Correcting coating failures can result in huge financial costs. As such , it is important for professionals to have a thorough understanding of frequently encountered failures, why they occur, and how to prevent them.

Try identifying the 10 coating failures and defects in the quiz below to test and grow your knowledge.