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D3276 Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors (Metal Substrates)

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1.1 This guide is intended as an information aid to painting inspectors in carrying out their task efficiently. It includes the key elements of surface preparation, coatings application, and final approval for both field and shop work. The items should be selected that are pertinent to the specification of a particular job. Note 1 - For additional helpful information, refer to the following documents: Manual of Coating Work for Light-Water Nuclear Power Plant Primary Containment and Other Safety-Related Facilities New Concepts for Coating Protection of Steel Structures D 16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications D 4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coatings and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities SSPC-PA Guide 3 A Guide to Safety in Paint Application Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 1 Good Painting Practice Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 2 Systems and Specifications Manufacturers Specifications and Instructions (made available to the inspector for reference to special requirements for proper application) Material Safety Data Sheets (needed to ensure that personnel take necessary precautions in handling hazardous materials). Available from Materials manufacturer.

1.2 Certain industries or owners may require certified inspection personnel. See Guide D 4537 for establishing procedures to certify inspectors for coatings work in nuclear facilities.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This guide is arranged in the following order: 2. Referenced Documents D1212 Test Methods for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of Organic Coatings D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products D16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications D1730 Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting D2092 Guide for Preparation of Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Surfaces for Painting D2200 Standard Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for Painting Steel Surfaces D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test D4138 Practices for Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive, Cross-Sectioning Means D4212 Test Method for Viscosity by Dip-Type Viscosity Cups D4285 Test Method for Indicating Oil or Water in Compressed Air D4414 Practice for Measurement of Wet Film Thickness by Notch Gages D4417 Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel D4537 Guide for Establishing Procedures to Qualify and Certify Personnel Performing Coating Work Inspection in Nuclear Facilities D4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coating and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers D5064 Practice for Conducting a Patch Test to Assess Coating Compatibility D5162 Practice for Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of Nonconductive Protective Coating on Metallic Substrates D6677 Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife D7091 Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals 29 CFR 1926.59 Hazard Communication SSPC Guide 6 Guide for Containing Debris Generated During Paint Removal Operations SSPC Guide 7 Guide for the Disposal of Lead Contaminated Surface Preparation Debris SSPC Paint 27 Basic Zinc Chromate-Vinyl Butyral Wash Primer SSPC-PA 1 Shop, Field and Maintenance Painting of Steel SSPC-PA 2 Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gages SSPC-SP 1 Solvent Cleaning SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2 Near-White Blast Cleaning SSPC-SP 11 Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5 Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Water Jetting Prior to Recoating SSPC-SP 14/NACE No. 8 Industrial Blast Cleaning SSPC-SP 15 Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaner SSPC-SP 2 Hand Tool Cleaning SSPC-SP 3 Power Tool Cleaning SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1 White Metal Blast Cleaning SSPC-SP 6/NACE No. 3 Commercial Blast Cleaning SSPC-SP 7/NACE No. 4 Brush-off Blast Cleaning SSPC-VIS 1 Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blasting SSPC-VIS 1-89 Visual Standard for Abrasion Blast Cleaned Steel SSPC-VIS 3 Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Hand and Power Tool Cleaning SSPC-VIS 4/NACE No. 7 Visual Standard for Steel Cleaned by Water Jetting

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