MPI Announces New Product Standards


The Master Painters Institute, a division of NACE International Institute, recently announced its new product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exterior steel systems and waterfront steel structures.

A description of the new standards are as follows:

  • System MPI# 500 and 501 standards are for interior carbon-steel fuel tanks, similar to MIL-PRF-4556, “Coating Kit, Epoxy, for Interior of Steel Fuel Tanks,” which was canceled in 2011;
  • Standard MPI# 505 is for interior welded fuel tanks;
  • Standard MPI# 510 is for exterior welded fuel tanks; and
  • System MPI# 515 and 516 is designed for waterfront steel structures.

The innovative MPI 500 Series Standards are to serve in numerous aspects of work involving specialized Department of Defense petroleum, oils and lubricant facilities. With initial testing now complete, two of the six standards are available for purchase on the MPI Store.

Coating manufacturers may submit products for approval beginning in May 2019.

An additional list of coating descriptions for the MPI 500 Series Standards are as follows:

  • MPI# 500 and 501: Epoxy, Interior Steel Fuel Tank Coating, Primer and Contrast Topcoat;
  • MPI# 505: Low-VOC, Tow-Coat Polysulfide Modified Novolac Epoxy;
  • MPI# 510: Zero-VOC, Self-Priming, Splash Zone Coating; and
  • MPI# 515 and 516 (two-coat system): Non-Zinc Epoxy Barrier Coating, Flexible Fluoropolyurethane, Steel Structure Exterior, Topcoat.

For more information on the new standards or to apply for the new MPI categories, contact Terrance Mayes.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Carbon Steel; Certifications and standards; Coatings; Department of Defense (DOD); EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Industrial coatings; Latin America; Master Painters Institute (MPI); MPI Approved Product; NACE; North America; Program/Project Management; Steel; Tank exteriors; Tank interiors; Tanks; Tanks; Z-Continents

Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.