Publications and Standards

To make application of coatings successful, knowledge of methods and products play an important role. Information about preparation, methods, and measuring equipment can be obtained by reading a variety of standards and publications.

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To make application of coatings successful, knowledge of methods and products play an important role. Information about preparation, methods, and measuring equipment can be obtained by reading a variety of standards and publications.

Standards and publications are identified and described by various bodies such as ISO, DIN, ASTM, BS, SSPC and many other organizations. The information is provided as a certificate, standard magazine, book, data sheet or documentation

Measuring or testing methods are often defined according to previously determined conditions. As an example, there is the ISO 2808 which describes the various possibilities for dry film thickness measurement, or similar ASTM D 7091 or ASTM B 224.

Preparation of surfaces by means of blasting can be found in the ISO 8501, Swedish standard SIS-, or in the SSPC-VIS / VIS NACE guides which are provided with clear images for comparison to the surface treated.
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CALIBRATION STANDARDS FOR COATING THICKNESS GAUGES

Plastic foils and certified plastic shims. Available in the range of 12 to 20.000 micron. These foils can be applied to all ferrous- or non-ferrous metal substrates. Non-Certified Plastic Shims Non-Certified Plastic Shims (foils) ...

COATING THICKNESS CALIBRATION STANDARDS (CERTIFIED)

Coated metal calibration standards consisting of a set of 4 calibration plates with epoxy coating on steel or aluminium. Verify the accuracy and operation of coating thickness gauges. An important component in fulfilling both ISO/Q...

FITZ S ATLAS 2 OF COATING DEFECTS

The Fitz's Atlas 2 of coating defects is a reference manual with over 300 colour images, providing a clear and concise description of all problems that could occur, as well as their possible causes.The book is divided into the follo...

ISO 8501-1 2007 - THE RUST GRADE BOOK

In 2007 updated version of the standard measure for the visual evaluation of rust and purity levels of non-coated steel. Also known as the "Swedish steel blasting grades" SS 05 59 00 (Sa). Contains high-quality colour photographs fo...

ISO 8501-2 - GRADES OF REMOVAL PREVIOUS COATINGS

Purity levels of painted steel surfaces from which the paint layer has been weathered in places. Indispensable when repairing damage to corrosion-resistant paint systems and in the conservation or, for example, welding joints after ...

ISO 8501-3 2006 - ILLUSTRATED EDITION

ISO8501-3:2006 describes preparation grades of welds, cut edges and other areas, on steel surfaces with imperfections. Such imperfections can become visible before and/or after an abrasive blast-cleaning process. The preparation gr...

ISO 8501-4 2006 - ILLUSTRATED EDITION

ISO 8501-4:2006 is a hardback A5-format book in three languages (English, French and German) which specifies a series of preparation grades for steel surfaces after removal/partial removal of water-soluble contaminants, rust, previo...

ISO HANDBOOKS PAINTS & VARNISHES

A collection of more than 280 ISO International Standards covering the best methods for performance of paints and varnishes, as well as for the main groups of raw materials used in their manufacture. Standards for terminology and pr...

RAL Books

RAL Books

RAL Classic Colours

The RAL CLASSIC Colour Collection The 4-digit RAL colours have been the standard for choosing colours for more than 70 years now. At the beginning the colour collection included 40 different colours. Its number has risen to 213 tod...

RAL Colours Effect

RAL EFFECT With its new collection, RAL fulfils the wish for greater variety in colour design in the industrial sector. RAL effect comprises 420 solid colours and, as a particular highlight, 70 metallic colours.

RAL Design Colours

RAL DESIGN System The RAL DESIGN System with its 1625 RAL Colours is the perfect basis for professional colour design. The seven digit RAL codes are organized systematically in Hue, Lightness and Chroma values. They open up the ava...

RAL F9 Camouflage colours

RAL F9 is a collection of camouflage colours, used by Germany’s Armed Forces. The cards  are binding colour samples for colour matching and quality control and contain XYZ-values, the specification about the colour distan...

SSPC-VIS 1 PICTORIAL SURFACE STANDARD DRY BLAST CLEANING

Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning. SSPC's most widely used visual reference features over 50 full-color photos of previously coated and uncoated, rusted steel surfaces before ...

SSPC-VIS 2 Pictorial rust standard

Standard Method of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces. SSPC's popular rust standard features a series of 27 full color images and 27 black and white diagrams representing various degrees of spot, general, and pin...

SSPC-VIS 3 Pictorial Surface standard Hand | Power Tool

Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Hand and Power Tool Cleaning Contains a series of 43 full-color reference photographs to be used as a supplement to the SSPC standards for hand and power tool cleaned s...

SSPC-VIS 4|NACE VIS 7 PICTORIAL STANDARD WATERJETTING

Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Waterjetting Shows a total of six different steel surfaces (two uncoated and four previously coated) before and after waterjetting. Photographs illustrate four separate...

SSPC-VIS 5|NACE VIS 9 Wet abrasive Blast Cleaning

Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning Pictorial Standard shows two uncoated, rusted steel surfaces (Conditions C and D) before and after wet abrasive blast cleaning. Photographs ...

STUDY BOOK CORROSION HANDBOOK

This study book about corrosion testing gives trained and untrained users further insight in the required techniques for corrosion testing. Corrosion principles just as possible interferences in and around the cabinet are discussed....

TANK COATINGS CONDITION GUIDE

A guide to assist ship’s staff in the assessment of tank, hold and space coatings of existing ships for the purpose of determining compliance with the Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Ships. The guide handles th...

The Paint Inspector s Field Guide

The Inspection of protective coating systems for corrosion control includes a wide range of test methods and techniques. In the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide( PIFG ) a wide range of these inspection methods are covered in an e...