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Latest Revision Dates of SSPC Standards

Updated November 28, 2018

The table below lists all active SSPC standards with the month and year of the latest revision. The current versions of all SSPC Standards are available on the SSPC Marketplace. Click here for a list of standards that are new or have been revised since 2014.

ID No.
Latest Revision
SP-COMSurface Preparation Commentary (not a consensus standard)Mar-2015, ed rev. Mar-2017
SP 1Solvent CleaningApr 2015 ed. rev. Aug 2016
SP 2Hand Tool CleaningNov 2004
SP 3Power Tool CleaningNov 2004
SP 5/ NACE No. 1 White Metal Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 6/ NACE No. 3 Commercial Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 7/ NACE No. 4 Brush-Off Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 8PicklingNov 2004
SP 10/ NACE No. 5 Near-White Metal Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 11Power Tool Cleaning to Bare MetalNov 2013
SP 13/ NACE No. 6Surface Preparation of ConcreteMay 2018
SP 14Industrial Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 15Commercial Grade Power-Tool CleaningNov 2013
SP 16Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous MetalsApr 2010
SP WJ-1/ NACE WJ-1 Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Clean to Bare Substrate (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-2/ NACE WJ-2 Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Very Thorough Cleaning (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-3/ NACE WJ-3 Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Thorough Cleaning (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-4/ NACE WJ-4 Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Light Cleaning (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP 5 (WAB)/
White Metal Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (published March 18, 2016)Aug 2015
SP 6 (WAB)/
Commercial Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (published March 18, 2016)Aug 2015
SP 7 (WAB)/
IBrush-Off Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (published March 18, 2016)Aug 2015
SP 10 (WAB)/
Near-White Metal Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (published March 18, 2016)Aug 2015
SP 14 (WAB)/
Industrial Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (published March 18, 2016)Aug 2015
AB 1Mineral & Slag Abrasives

Jan-2015, ed. rev. Mar-2017

AB 2Cleanliness of Recycled Ferrous Metallic Abrasives

Mar 2015, ed rev. Feb 2016

AB 3Ferrous Metallic AbrasivesDec. 2017
AB 4Recyclable Encapsulated Abrasive Media (in a compressible cellular matrix)Nov 2015 ed. rev. Aug 2016
VIS 1Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning2002
VIS 2Standard Method of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces2000
VIS 3Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Hand and Power Tool Cleaning2004
VIS 4Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Waterjetting 2001
VIS 5Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning2001
PA 1Shop, Field and Maintenance Painting of SteelJun-2016
PA 2Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness RequirementsJan-2015, ed. rev. Nov 2018
PA 4Guide to Maintenance Repainting with Oil Base or Alkyd Painting SystemsNov-2004
PA 5Guide to Maintenance Coating of Steel Structures in Atmospheric Service Feb-2018
PA 6

Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Linings Applied to Bottoms of Carbon Steel Aboveground Storage Tanks

PA 7Applying of Thin Film Coatings to ConcreteNov-2017
PA 8

Thin-Film Organic Linings Applied in New Carbon Steel Process Vessels

PA 9Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness on Cementitious Substrates Using Ultrasonic GagesJul 2015, ed. rev. Aug-2015
PA Guide 10Guide to Safety and Health Requirements for Industrial Painting ProjectsAug-2008
PA Guide 11Protecting Edges, Crevices, and Irregular Steel Surfaces by Stripe CoatingAug-2008
SSPC-PA 12Preparation of Uncontaminated Rusted Steel Test PanelsMay-1997 ed. rev. Nov-2004
PA Guide 13/ AASHTO/NSBA S8.1Guide for Application of Coating Systems With Zinc-Rich Primers to Steel BridgesJan-2015
PA 14Field Application of Plural Component Polyurea and
Polyurethane Thick Film Coatings to Concrete and Steel
PA 15Material and Preparation Requirements for Steel Test Panels Used to Evaluate the Performance of Industrial CoatingsMar-2013
PA 16Method for Evaluating Scribe Undercutting on Coated Steel Test Panels Following Corrosion TestingSep-2012
PA 17Procedure for Determining Conformance to Steel Profile/Surface
Roughness/Peak Count Requirements
ed rev. May-2015
PA 18/AASHTO-NSBA S8.2Specification for Application of Thermal Spray Coatings to Steel Bridges NEW Dec-2017
QP-COMCommentary on Qualification Procedures (not a consensus standard)Jul-2015
QP 1Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Industrial/Marine Painting Contractors (Field application to Complex industrial and Marine Steel Structures)Mar-2012, ed. rev. Mar-2015
QP 2Standard for Evaluating Painting Contractors (Removal of Hazardous Coatings from Industrial/ Marine Structures)Sep-2009
AISC 420-10, SSPC QP-3Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating SystemsSep-2010
QP 4Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contractors Disturbing Hazardous Coatings During Demolition and Repair WorkNov-2004
QP 5Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Coating and Lining Inspection CompaniesJul-2012
QP 6Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contractors Who Apply Thermal Spray (Metallizing) for Corrosion Protection of Steel and Concrete StructuresAug-2010
QP 7Procedure for Evaluating Painting Contractors With
Limited Industrial Work Experience
QP 8Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contracting Firms that Install Polymer Coatings and Surfacings on Concrete and Other Cementitious SubstratesMar-2015
QP 9Standard for Evaluating Qualifications of Painting Contractors Who Apply Architectural Paints and CoatingsJan-2014
QS-1Standard Procedure for Evaluating a Contractor’s Advanced Quality Management SystemMar-2015
SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification (published June 10, 2016)Mar-2016
Guide 6Guide for Containing Surface Preparation Debris Generated during Paint Removal OperationsMay-2015, ed. rev. April-2018
Guide 7Guide to the Disposal of Lead-Contaminated Surface Preparation DebrisJul-2015
Guide 9Guide for Atmospheric Testing of Coatings in the FieldNov-2004
Guide 10Guide to Specifying Coatings Conforming to Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content RequirementsNov-2004
Guide 12Guide for Illumination of Industrial Painting ProjectsOct-2016
Guide 13Guide for the Identification and Use of Industrial Coating Materials in Computerized Product DatabasesNov-2004
Guide 14Guide for the Repair of Imperfections in Galvanized, Organic, or Inorganic Zinc-Coated Steel using Organic Zinc-Rich CoatingsNov-2004
Guide 15Field Methods for Retrieval and Analysis of Soluble Salts on Steel and Other Nonporous SubstratesAug-2013
Guide 16Guide to Specifying and Selecting Dust CollectorsAug-2003
Guide 17Guide to Developing a Corporate Safety Program for industrial Painting and Coating ContractorsJan-2004
Guide 18Specifier's Guide for Determining Containment Class and Environmental Monitoring Strategies for Lead-Paint Removal ProjectsFeb-2008
Guide 19Selection of Protective Coatings for Use Over Galvanized SubstratesNov-2012
Guide 20Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings
Over Concrete Floors
(replaces SSPC-TU 10 of same title)
Guide 21Guide to Evaluation of Slip and Fall Resistance of Flooring Surfaces May-2015
Guide 22Use and Retention of Pre-Construction Primers
on Steel in Shipbuilding
Guide 23Field Methods for the Determination of Moisture in Concrete and Masonry Walls and Ceilings, EIFS, and StuccoJuly-2017
Guide 24Soluble Salt Testing Frequency and Locations on New Steel SurfacesMarch-2018
TU 1Surface Tolerant Coatings for SteelNov-2004
TU 2Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Coating Systems for Concrete Used in Secondary ContainmentFeb-1997
TU 3Overcoating: Existing Coatings Systems Applied to Steel SubstratesMarch-2017
TU 5Accelerated Testing of Protective Coating'sNov-2004
TU 6Chemical Stripping of Organic Coatings From Steel StructuresNov-2004
TU 7Conducting Ambient Air, Soil, and Water Sampling During Surface Preparation and Paint Disturbance ActivitiesMay-2015
TU 8The Use of Isocyanate- Containing Paints as Industrial Maintenance CoatingsNov-2004
TU 9Estimating Costs for Protective Coatings ProjectsNov-2004
TU 10Procedures for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings Over Concrete Floors (REPLACED BY GUIDE 20 May 2014)'Nov-2004
TU 11Inspection of Fluorescent Coating SystemsDec-2010
TU 12Ambient-Curing Fluoropolymer Finish Coats Applied to Metal SubstratesMay-2015
TR 1Thermal PrecleaningNov-2004
TR 2Wet Abrasive BlastingNov-2004
TR 3Dehumidification and Temperature Control During Surface Preparation, Application, and Curing for Coatings/Linings of Steel Tanks, Vessels, and Other Enclosed SpacesDec-2000
TR 4Preparation of Protective Coating Specifications for Atmospheric ServiceDec-2000
TR 5Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Protective Polymer Flooring Systems for ConcreteNov-2003
Paint 15Steel Joist Shop Primer/Metal Building PrimerMar-2004
Paint 16Coal Tar Epoxy Polyamide, Black or Dark Red Jun-2015
Paint 20Zinc-Rich Primers, Type I - Inorganic, and Type II - OrganicNov-2004
Paint 23Latex Primer for Steel SurfacesMar-2013
Paint 24Latex Exterior Finish Coat for Steel Surfaces, Performance-BasedOct-2016
Paint 27Basic Zinc Chromate-Vinyl Butyral Wash PrimerNov-2004
Paint 28Water-Borne Epoxy Primer for Steel SurfacesNov-2004
Paint 29Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, PerformanceFeb-2014
Paint 30Weld-Through Inorganic Zince primerNov-2004
Paint 32Coal Tar EmulsionJun-2015
Paint 33Coal Tar Mastic, Cold-AppliedJun-2015
Paint 36Two-Component Weatherable Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, Performance-BasedSep-2013
Paint 38Sngle-Package, Moisture Cure Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, performance basedSep-2013
Paint 39Two-Component Aliphatic Polyurea Topcoat Fast or Moderate Drying, Performance-BasedApr-2015
Paint 40Zinc-Rich Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Primer, Performance-Based Apr-2007
Paint 41Moisture-Cured Polyurethane Primer or Intermediate Coat, Micaceous Iron Oxide Reinforced, Performance-BasedJuly-2017
Paint 42Epoxy Polyamide/Polyamidoamine Primer, Performance-BasedOct-2015
Paint 43Direct-to-Metal Aliphatic Polyurea Coating, Performance-BasedMar-2012
Paint 44Liquid-Applied Organic Polymeric Coatings and Linings for Concrete Structures in Municipal Wastewater Facilities, Performance-BasedAug 2013, ed. rev. Oct-2013
Paint 45Two-Component, Thick-Film Polyurea and Polyurea/PolyurethaneHybrid Coatings, Performance-BasedDec-2013
Paint 46Elastomeric, Water-Based, High-Build, Flat Coating for Masonry and ConcreteNov-2015
PS Guide 12.00Guide to Zinc-Rich Coating SystemsMar-2007
PS Guide 12.01One-Coat Zinc-Rich Painting SystemNov-2004
PS Guide 22.00Guide for Selecting One-Coat Preconstruction or Prefabrication Painting SystemsNov-2004
CS 23.00/AWS C.2.23/NACE No. 12Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray (Metalized) Coatings of Aluminum, Zinc, and their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of SteelMay-2016, released Sep-2016
PS 26.00Aluminum-Pigmented Epoxy Coating System Materials Standard, Performance-BasedDec-2016
PS 28.01Two-Coat Zinc-Rich Polyurethane Primer/Aliphatic Polyurea Topcoat System, Performance-BasedApr-2009
PS 28.02Three-Coat Moisture-Cured Polyurethane Coating System, Performance-BasedJun-2010
SSPC-CPC 1 / NACE SP21412Corrosion Prevention and Control PlanningDec-2016