Surface Preparation


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.

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities


Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the petrochemical industry’s problems including forced shutdowns and lost...

Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings Surface Preparation for Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings


Properly applied, a single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IZS) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems...

Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating Understanding a New Trend: In Situ Cleaning and Coating


Every corrosion, abrasion, or erosion issue can present its own unique set of problems and associated solutions, each bearing its own merit...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right


Finding the optimum blast pressure is a balancing act that entails taking into consideration the requirements of the job and the...

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Concrete may need to be prepared for repairs and overlays, or to clean and/or roughen the surface for the application of a subsequent...

Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems


This article in “Internal Corrosion Management of Process Vessels in the Oil & Gas Industry” series explores best practices in installing...

CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating CUI Myth: The Cause of CUI is the Lack of Proper Coating


While it is a good thing to have a coating that is designed for the under-insulation environment and properly applied, there is no such...

7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust 7 Things to Know About Flash Rust


Flash rust occurs with any type of wet, abrasive blasting or surface preparation using water. Understanding how it forms is essential to...

Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion


Pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation...

Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage Sealing a Corroded Seawater Vessel without Hot Work or Drainage


A leaking seawater vessel needed repair of both thin and through-wall defects. A unique combination of materials and methods allowed an...

Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products? Who Participates in Selecting Equal Coating Products?


A major decision in every industrial or marine project is the selection of protective coatings for new-build or existing structures in...