Surface Preparation


Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It


Delamination in concrete slabs can be a serious problem. This article examines how to prevent them—and how to find and fix them when they...

Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures


The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification Writing Safety Into Your Coating Specification


Safety should be a primary consideration in any coating specification, because everyone involved in a coating project has the right to...

IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think


From edge treatment to salt removal, the requirements for applying single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coatings are not difficult for...

Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications Problems Caused by the Lack of Clarity & Definition in Coating Specifications


Common disputes on coating application projects often originate in the coating specification. When the specification is unclear, it can...

Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance Engineering Ships for Better Coating Performance


When examining why marine coatings fail, the industry commonly assumes the cause lies in substandard surface preparation or paint...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification Tightrope: Identifying Limiting Conditions for Coatings Specification


In writing coating specifications, it is essential to understand and include all of the limiting conditions at a specific site where...

A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It A Monstrous Coating Failure and How We Fixed It


A renowned corrosion expert, author and past president of NACE International recounts one of the most challenging coating failures he...

Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor


Defects in a coating film can ultimately leave the metal substrate vulnerable to corrosion, thus negating the purpose of the protective...

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Each of the various types of wet abrasive blasting techniques offers advantages for certain situations. Three types are examined:...

Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline Understanding the Special Precautions for Marine Coatings Applied Above the Waterline


Ships and offshore assets have areas with an inherently higher corrosion risk than other areas of the same structure. These areas merit...

An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants An Introduction to Corrosion Inhibiting Dry Film Lubricants


Conditions beyond the ability of mineral lubricants (i.e., oils and greases) require solid dry film lubricants, which reduce friction and...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt...

Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance Field Results: Improving Water System Efficiency & Corrosion Resistance


A case study on a protective coating solution for a hydraulic pump at a water elevation plant in Portugal. Eight months after coating...

Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures Five Key Factors in Understanding the Role of Soluble Salts in Coatings Failures


In determining the role of soluble salts in coating failures, both the physical and chemical aspects of delamination must be considered....

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...