by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue, Vijay Datta, MS, Dr. Adrian Andrews, Sean Adlem, and Matthew Giardina, International Paint, LLC; Nicole de Varennes, CET, Linda G.S. Gray, MSc, and Damien Lachat, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.
This article reports on research into coatings primarily for the undercover realm of corrosion under insulation. The authors used a suite of accelerated laboratory tests to evaluate four engineered coatings for several properties, including suitability for cyclic CUI at 400 C, a property that several facility owners requested.
The author describes the approach of one oil company in the selection of different coating systems for corrosion protection of offshore platform structures above the splash zone. The article focuses on the initial choice between inorganic and organic zinc primers.