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BLASTING SPECIFICATIONS

SSPC

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures.

The purpose of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (hereinafter referred to as SSPC) is to advance the technology and promote the use of protective coatings to preserve industrial, marine and commercial structures, components and substrates.

NACE

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NACE International, formerly known as the National Association of corrosion Engineers was founded in 1943 and has grown to include 28,000 members in over 100 countries.

NACE International is the global voice of the corrosion control and prevention industry. NACE seeks to educate corrosion professionals in all relevant industries through training and certification; establish industry-wide communication through membership events and activities; promote research of new technology through trade standards and publications; advocate on behalf of corrosion experts among public and private sectors.

Specifications Overview

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SP5No. 1White Metal BlastViewed without magnification, metal shall be free of all visible contaminants
SP6No. 3Commercial BlastViewed without magnification, metal shall be free of all visible contaminants except staining limited to no more than 33% of surface area.
SP7No. 4Brush-Off BlastViewed without magnification, metal shall be free of all visible contaminants. Tightly adhered contaminants may remain if they cannot be removed by lifting with a putty knife.
SP10No. 2Near White BlastViewed without magnification, metal shall be free of all visible contaminants except staining limited to no more than 5% of surface area.
SP14No. 8Industrial BlastViewed without magnification, metal shall be free of all visible contaminants except traces of tightly adhered contaminants limited to no more than 10% of surface area.

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