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SSPC, NACE Publish Groundbreaking Industry Standard on Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning


February 13, 2017


A small government and industry task force recently developed a useful tool that will help program managers identify and establish CPC planning requirements for their systems, as well as strategies to help contractors fulfill those requirements.


The joint task group – comprising experts from the DoD Corrosion Office, SSPC, and NACE – has published a groundbreaking standard dedicated to navigating the myriad elements and requirements of CPC planning.  “The new CPC Planning standard offers a more practical and reliable method to influence DoD’s acquisition and sustainment programs, and it will benefit all stakeholders,” said Rich Hays, Corrosion Office Deputy Director.


More information on the standard can be found below.


Subject/Title: SSPC/NACE Joint Standard Practice SSPC-CPC 1/NACE SP21412-2016 Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning


Committee Name: SSPC C.4.11, Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning


Committee Chair Name and Company: Paul Chang, LMI


Description of Contents:

The Joint Standard Practice for Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning, developed as a joint standard by SSPC and NACE International, defines the key elements/composition of corrosion prevention and control (CPC) planning for all public and private sector users as well as the suppliers of Products (all equipment, systems, platforms, vehicles, support equipment and items necessary to perform a specific function or mission including all components of such items) and Facilities (all buildings, structures, airfields, port facilities, surface and subterranean utility systems, heating and cooling systems, fuel tanks, pavements and bridges).


The standard defines the key elements/composition of what corrosion prevention and control planning encompasses for design, manufacturing, construction, operation and sustainability of products and facilities. It is intended for use by US Federal agencies, but may be applied to other governmental bodies and other industries where appropriate. It provides a standardized framework for a supplier’s plan to control corrosion on products and facilities.


Stakeholders Value Statement (how the standard can be used):
The standard is intended for use by public and private owners and purchasing agencies that require their suppliers or facility owners to address corrosion prevention and control as an aspect of their purchased product or facility deliverable. The standard includes such items as:


  • Attributes that impact planning for CPC
  • Considerations for material selection and design to minimize corrosion
  • Items or topics that should be addressed in corrosion prevention and control planning which affect CPC in design, fabrication and construction, operation and use, and maintenance and sustainability.

The standard contains two checklists that provide a listing of the basic elements of CPC planning that should be considered during a program or project. The user may include some or all of the elements appropriate for the specific program or project. Each checklist includes a hot link hot link for each element to its corresponding requirement statement. Each requirement statement is subsequently hot linked to details and guidance specific to that element contained in Appendix A (non-mandatory).


SSPC Members can download the standard for free in the SSPC MarketPlace or access it via the SSPC Mobile App. Non-members can purchase the standard via the MarketPlace.