Can You Use a Zinc-Rich Primer When Painting Offshore?

From JPCL, November 2020

By Raquel Morales, Antoni Prieto, Joaquin Ferreiro and David Morton, Hempel A/S

Traditional zinc-rich primers are the primer of choice during new construction of offshore oil and gas production assets. However, during maintenance, zinc-rich primers are often not used because of difficulties in achieving desired surface preparation and controlling the applied dry-film thickness to prevent cracking. This article will examine the performance of new, activated zinc-rich epoxy primers compared to conventional zinc-rich epoxy primers on steel prepared to different surface profiles using standard techniques of today. ...

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