SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

From JPCL, November 2017

By KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guidance documents to support coating architectural, commercial or institutional structures through two new publications — one on moisture detection in building walls before painting and another on classification of pinholes in coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates....


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Tagged categories: ASTM; Certifications and standards; Exterior Wall Coatings; Failure analysis; Good Technical Practice; Kenneth A. Trimber; Laboratory testing; Meters and gauges; Moisture detection; Paint analysis; Paint defects; Site/field testing; SSPC; Testing + Evaluation

Comment from Dudley Primeaux, (12/22/2017, 10:17 AM)

Nice Ken! But question for you, and SSPC??. SSPC-PA 18 is actually Specification for Application of Thermal Spray Coating Systems to Steel Bridges. Maybe a typo here??


Comment from Amy Woodall, (12/22/2017, 12:03 PM)

Thank you for pointing out the reference number, Dudley. In response to your question, SSPC has informed us that the standard for evaluation of pinholes has been delayed and the reference number has indeed since been assigned to the thermal spray document. The article has been updated to remove the reference number.


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