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The current version of SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5, “Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating (originally published in 2002), is somewhat different than the other SSPC/NACE Joint Surface Preparation Standards, in that it is comprised of 4 levels of surface cleanliness (WJ-1 through WJ-4) and three degrees of flash rust (as opposed to a single definition of surface cleanliness. Four new standards are being prepared, one for each of the WJ definitions. This presentation will address the new standards, and the value of experience and training in assessing end conditions and precautions when specifying cleaning pressures.

Rich Burgess

Mr. Burgess is a Senior Coatings Consultant who has been with KTA-Tator, Inc. for over 20 years. He is a member of SSPC-The Society of Protective Coatings and NACE International, an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, NACE Certified Coatings Inspector and served as Vice-Chairman of the Joint SSPC-NACE Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning Task Groups.

He holds a BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers, MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and conducted post graduate research in Environmental Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. His research focused on the influence of environmental lead on blood lead levels of children.

He has conducted failure investigations, coating condition assessments and prepared coating specifications for elevated and ground water storage tanks, process vessels and concrete fuel oil tanks.

Prior to joining KTA, Burgess was a manager in the Analytical Services Division of Professional Service Industries/Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory from 1981-1991.

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