The combination of metal coatings with paint to protect structural steel leads to the possibility of reduced maintenance costs. That such reductions are not always achieved is largely due to the fact that those directly involved are not fully aware of the best ways of selecting, applying and handling these composite coatings. The metallic coating is usually zinc or aluminum. Paints suitable for use over these are considered, with special emphasis on the value of pre-treatment primers. A well-chosen system may fail to give satisfaction if applied badly or at the wrong time in the erection schedule. The need for a good specification, for good workmanship and for a proper system of inspection is stressed. Experience and research in the use of metal coatings and paints together is reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Iron and Steel Research Association

    24 Buckingham Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stanners, J F
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • BISRA Open Report
    • Volume: 52
    • Publisher: British Iron and Steel Research Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Iron and Steel Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BISRA/CH/37/70
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1973 12:00AM