SSPC Pubs Revisions to 2 Standards


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced late last month that it has revised two technical standards.

Information on changes to SSPC-PA Guide 11, Protecting Edges, Crevices and Irregular Steel Surfaces by Stripe Coating, and SSPC-CPC 1/NACE SP21412, Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning, is now available online.

The Changes

The 2020 revisions to SSPC-PA Guide 11 add definitions to previously undefined terms and provides guidance for specifiers, including:

  • Determining when the stripe coat is applied;
  • Determining suitability of a coating for use as a stripe coat;
  • Preparing outside corners and edges for application of a stripe coat; and
  • Treatment of flame-cut edges prior to application of stripe coat.

Examples are now included in the appendix, and illustrations have been added, as well.

“This guide discusses the technique called ‘stripe coating’ or ‘striping’ as a way of providing extra corrosion protection measures on edges, outside corners, crevices, bolt heads, welds and other irregular steel geometries, including optional techniques that can be used to improve coating performance,” according to the stakeholders value statement.

“It is not intended to provide all-encompassing guidance but rather offer options when preparing a project specification. The engineer should evaluate and address details on a project-specific basis.”

Revisions to SSPC-CPC 1/NACE SP21412 add two elements in the body of the standard and provide characteristics for each element in the appendix.

The standard now includes items such as:

  • Attributes that impact planning for CPC;
  • Considerations for material selection and design to minimize corrosion; and
  • Items or topics that should be addressed in corrosion prevention and control planning which affect CPC in design, fabrication and construction, operation and use, and maintenance and sustainability.

SSPC notes that all standards are available for download on the SSPC website and mobile app.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Certifications and standards; Corrosion protection; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; SSPC; Stripe coating; Z-Continents

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