Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning
From JPCL, May 2015
By Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd
|by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd|
Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 2015 JPCL, closely examined ISO and joint SSPC/NACE International blast cleaning standards to investigate differences and similarities. In this second installment the hand- and power-tool cleaning standards will be investigated. Standards for hand- and power-tool cleaning used in North America are prepared by SSPC alone. There are four written standards, which are illustrated pictorially in SSPC-VIS 3. In most other parts of the world, ISO 8501-1 contains written descriptions as well as pictures of hand- and power-tool-prepared surfaces, along with the abrasive blasting standards discussed in Part 1, in a single book....