The Author traces the background which has led to the existing standards for surface preparation of steel (American, Swedish, British, and Japanese) and explains how their present interpretation by the steel construction industry often fails to achieve the necessary clean-surface requirements. This is often because of a lack of appreciation of the added difficulties involved in cleaning rusty steel as opposed to "as rolled" seel contaminated with mill scale only. The fault also often lies with inadequacy of cleaning equipment (especially the more expensive types) to meet the required standards. It is suggested that further safeguards are necessary and should be built into the existing standards by early revision. Order from: BSRA No. 47,001.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at Joint Meeting of the Association's Newcastle Section and the Institution of Corrosion Technology, October 7, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oil & Colour Chemists' Association

    Priory House, 967 Harrow Road, Wembley
    Middlesex HAO 2SF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McKelvie, A N
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
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