SSPC-PS 13.01

SSPC-PS 13.01


Asset:  Bridge, Offshore Structure, Onshore Structure, Pipeline
Environmental Characteristic:  Acidic, Below Ground, Brackish Water, Fresh Water, High Humidity, Low Humidity, Potable Water
Process:  Application
Substrate:  Carbon Steel


Epoxy Polyamide Painting System


This specification outlines a three-coat epoxy polyamide painting system for the protection of steel surfaces subject to industrial exposure, marine environments, and areas subject to chemical exposure such as acid and alkali. This system, when properly applied and cured, is capable of giving excellent protection to steel surfaces in Environmental Zones 2A (frequently wet by fresh water), 2B (frequently wet by salt water), 3A (chemical, acidic), 3B (chemical, neutral), and 3C (chemical, alkaline), but not in potable water tanks. Although the coating herein specified has exhibited good chemical protection, its resistance against specific chemicals should, in the absence of applicable case histories, be appropriately tested.