Surface Preparation


wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting wet abrasive blasting


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...

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...

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...

How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework


Pipework at a coal-fired power station in the UK was experiencing severe corrosion caused by abrasive limestone slurry. 12 corroded pipe...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference?


There are two main methods for galvanizing steel: hot-dip galvanizing and cold galvanizing. This article looks at these two galvanizing...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


This article delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have resulted in...

The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering The Role of Soluble Salts in Osmotic Blistering


In the coatings industry, there is a continued misunderstanding of the true process of osmotic blistering, and the best methods to test for...

The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option The Treatment of Rusted Surfaces When Proper Surface Preparation Is Not an Option


Paints must be applied to surfaces that are entirely free from rust and other contamination. This may not be possible in some situations,...

Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied Duplex Coating: How it Works, How It's Applied


For a severely corrosive environment, the duplex coating system ensures an extended productive life for iron and steel assets, along with...

Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) prevention with thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) provides long-term and reliable prevention that reduces...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.