The techniques and procedures necessary to obtain effective control over corrosion of steel by use of shop primers are considered in this paper. The importance of surface preparation is emphasised and methods for assessing surface cleanliness and configuration are briefly described. Another important factor is the type of abrasive used and some general recommendations for both grit and shot for use with centrifugal wheel machines are made. Comparative performance and quality features together with typical coverage factors are given for a number of preconstruction coatings to assist in the choice of primer. The paper concludes with a discussion on the cost of shop priming, the interference of primers on welding and cutting, and the precautions to be taken to safeguard operators' health. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,211.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wallace, L C
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00168253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM