Surface Preparation


Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms Coatings for Marine Applications & Offshore Platforms


Marine and offshore platform applications are critical assets of national importance. With regard to anticorrosion coatings, there are...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2)


Increasing surface roughness depth does not always ensure good coating adhesion. Here, we consider how adhesion ultimately depends on not...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1)


In light of basic adhesion science, today’s surface profile measurement methods, standards and specifications have unique limitations in...

Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions Emergency In-Situ Repair Problems & Surface-Tolerant Solutions


A new fast-cure, polymeric epoxy-based emergency repair composite provides excellent adhesion without intensive surface preparation, grit...

An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance


A discussion of salt contamination on coating performance, risk assessment techniques and test methods before coating application and some...

An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection An Intro to the Duplex System for Corrosion Protection


Two systems are better than one. Learn how they're combined to increase a substrate's resistance to corrosion.

Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and...

The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems The History and Industry Adoption of Polyurea Coating Systems


Since the early 1990s, when fast-set polyurea coatings were first introduced, the industry debate about these coatings, hybrids and...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

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...

Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad? Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?


Proper attention to surface preparation is essential to achieve a robust bond between repair materials and the existing concrete substrate....

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...