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News (160)

New SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

OSHA to Enforce Parts of Beryllium Rule in May

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it will begin enforcement of much of its new beryllium standard on May 11 in all industries, including constru...

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Blogs (17)

Going with the Flow: 7 Common Issues with Respirators on Blast Jobs

by Kevin Guth

Whether it is lack of training, general apathy on the topic from those impacted in th...

Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?

by Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates th...

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Articles (98)

On the Corrosion Effects of Reblasted Steel

by Carl Reed and Sarah Olthof, GPI Laboratories, Inc.; and Kat Coronado and Heather Cui, International Paint, LLC

It is not uncommon during the course of abrasive-blast surface preparation to overbla...

Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

by Eric Shoyer and Pete Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Peter McDonagh and Brian Prazenka, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Bolted joints in steel structures contain multiple crevices between the bolted member...

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Webinars (2)

Personal Protective Equipment for Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting uses compressed air or water to direct a high velocity stream of an abrasive material to clean an object or surface, remove imperfections, such as burrs, and prod...

Product Profile Webinar: How to Select and Optimize Abrasive Blasting Equipment

In this webinar, participants will learn about the factors they should consider before purchasing an abrasive blasting machine as well as how to choose the right hose, nozzle and c...


Video Learning Center (8)

Application: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings application.

Coatings Technology: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The PaintSquare Pro Video Series: A collection of technical presentations hosted by in cooperation with SSPC

A collection of archived webinars hosted by focused on coatings technology and their applications.

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Standards (3)

Standard Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

This practice describes the procedures that can be used to prepare new and weathered zinc-coate...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices cover four types of treatment for preparation of aluminum and aluminum-allo...

Standard Practices for Preparation of Hot-Dip Aluminum Surfaces for Painting

issued by ASTM

1.1 These practices describe procedures for the preparation of hot-dip aluminum surfaces for pa...


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