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SSPC Issues Guide to Evaluating Flash Rust

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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SSPC issued a guide to performance of a field assessment of flash rust, “Recommended Guidelines for Evaluating Flash Rust.”

The publication is described as a “non-mandatory guide” with text and reference describing how to perform a field assessment of the amount of flash rust on a steel surface by brushing the surface with a paint brush wrapped with a white cotton cloth. The assessment involves an evaluation of the color and amount of rust that transfers to the cloth.

SSPC said the guide was developed for the National Shipbuilding Research Program Surface Preparation and Coatings Panel (NSRP SP-3).

The guide is available for $50 for SSPC members and $60 for non-members. To order: www.sspc.org/marketplace.

   

Tagged categories: Corrosion protection; Flash rusting; Protective coatings; SSPC

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