ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORT OF STEEL STRUCTURES PAINTING COUNCIL

THE STEEL STRUCTURES PAINTING COUNCIL WAS FORMED TO PROTECT STEEL AGAINST CORROSION BY MEANS OF PAINT. IN 1968 A SUPPLEMENT WAS ISSUED TO VOLUME 2 WITH NEW SPECIFICATIONS ON ZINC-RICH, COAL TAR EPOXIES, AND STEEL JOIST PAINTS. A COMPARATOR WAS DEVELOPED TO AID IN MEASURING SURFACE PREPARATION PROFILE. TWO SETS OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC STANDARDS WERE DEVELOPED WHICH WILL AID SUBSTANTIALLY IN INSPECTING PAINTS, IN RATING TESTS, AND IN SURFACE PREPARATION. A STUDY WAS INITIATED TO STUDY AND IMPROVE PROCEDURES FOR MEASUREMENT OF COATING FILM THICKNESSES. AN EXTENSIVE SURVEY OF PAINTING OF HIGHWAY STEEL WAS COMPLETED. SUBJECTS OF PUBLICATION AND TALKS WERE: WATER TANK PAINTING, PAINT THICKNESS MEASUREMENT, AND PAINTING OF FABRICATED STEEL PLATE. REPORTS WERE ISSUSED ON OPTIMUM PAINT THICKNESS, ACCELERATED TESTING OF ZINC-RICH PAINTS, EFFECT OF MOISTURE AND TEMPERATURE ON PAINT APPLICATION, AND FIELD PAINT TESTS ON FOUR RAILROADS. NEW PROGRAMS UNDER WAY INCLUDE: AN INTENSIVE PROJECT ON EVALUATING METHODS OF PAINT FILM THICKNESS MEASUREMENT ON STEEL, A NEW ADDITION OF VOLUME 2, SYSTEMS AND SPECIFICATIONS, REVISION OF MANY CHAPTERS OF VOLUME 1, GOOD PAINTING PRACTICE, NEW PAINT SPECIFICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS INVOLVING CHLORINATED RUBBER, BASIC LEAD SILICO CHROMATE, EPOXIES, AND ALUMINUM PAINTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC STANDARDS FOR SURFACE PREPARATION OF SURFACE STEEL. SPECIFICATION PAMPHLETS ARE PLANNED ON PAINTING OF TANKS, SHOP PRIMING, AND INSPECTION PRACTICES. THREE STUDIES ARE BEING CONDUCTED TO COMPARE CENTRIFUGAL SHOT BLASTING WITH SAND BLASTING AND PICKLING. DEFINITIVE REPORTS ARE PLANNED ON ZINC-RICH PAINTS, AND ON RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR PAINTING OF HIGHWAY STRUCTURAL STEEL. FIELD TESTS ON BRIDGES ARE BEING CONTINUED AND EXPANDED WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL, TUNNEL AND TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 18, 37 PP, 21 FIG
  • Corporate Authors:

    Steel Structures Painting Council

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • Keane, J D
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00216839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1994 12:00AM