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Current Standard Revision Dates

Updated March 20, 2017

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 2017
SP 1Solvent CleaningApr 2015 ed. rev. Aug 2016
SP 2Hand Tool CleaningNov 2004
SP 3Power Tool CleaningNov 2004
SP 5White Metal Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 6Commercial Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 7Brush-Off Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 8PicklingNov 2004
SP 10Near-White Metal Blast CleaningJan 2007
SP 11Power Tool Cleaning to Bare MetalNov 2013
SP 12Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating (WITHDRAWN JULY 2012, REPLACED BY SSPC-SP WJ-1,2,3, AND 4, see below)
Jul 2002
SP 13Surface Preparation of ConcreteMar 2003
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-1Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Clean to Bare Substrate (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-2Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Very Thorough Cleaning (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-3Waterjet Cleaning of Metals -- Thorough Cleaning (published July 9, 2012)Jan 2017
SP WJ-4Waterjet 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 AbrasivesNov 2004
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-16
PA 2Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness RequirementsJan 2015, ed. rev. Mar 2017
PA 4Guide to Maintenance Repainting with Oil Base or Alkyd Painting SystemsNov-04
PA 5Maintenance Painting ProgramsNov-04
PA 6Application of Fiber-Reinforced Linings to Steel Feb-02
PA 7Application of Coating to ConcreteNov-04
PA 8Application of Thin-Film Organic Linings (Joint Std)Mar-03
PA 9Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness Using Ultrasonic GagesJul 15, ed. rev. Aug-15
PA Guide 10Guide to Safety and Health Requirements for Industrial Painting ProjectsAug-08
PA Guide 11Protecting Edges, Crevices, and Irregular Steel Surfaces by Stripe CoatingAug-08
PA Guide 13Guide for Application of Coating Systems With Zinc-Rich Primers to Steel BridgesJan-15
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-13
PA 16Method for Evaluating Scribe Undercutting on Coated Steel Test Panels Following Corrosion TestingSep-12
PA 17Procedure for Determining Conformance to Steel Profile/Surface
Roughness/Peak Count Requirements
ed rev. May-15
QP-COMCommentary on Qualification Procedures (not a consensus standard)Jul-15
QP 1Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Iindustrial/Marine Painting Contractors (Field application to Complex industrial and Marine Steel Structures)Mar-12, ed. rev. Mar-15
QP 2Standard for Evaluating Painting Contractors (removal of Hazardous Coatings from industrial/Marine Structures)Sep-09
AISC 420-10, SSPC QP-3Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating SystemsSep-10
QP 4Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contractors Disturbing Hazardous Coatings During Demolition and Repair WorkNov-04
QP 5Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Coating and Lining Inspection CompaniesJul-12
QP 6Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contractors Who Apply Thermal Spray (Metallizing) for Corrosion Protection of Steel and Concrete StructuresAug-10
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-15
QP 9Standard for Evaluating Qualifications of Painting Contractors Who Apply Architectural Paints and CoatingsJan-14
QS-1Standard Procedure for evaluating a Contractor’s advanced Quality management SystemMar-15
SSPC-ACS 1/NACE No. 13Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification (published June 10, 2016)Mar-16
Guide 6Guide for Containing Surface Preparation Debris Generated during Paint Removal OperationsMay-15
Guide 7Guide to the Disposal of Lead-Contaminated Surface Preparation DebrisJul-15
Guide 9Guide for Atmospheric Testing of Coatings in the FieldNov-04
Guide 10Guide to Specifying Coatings Conforming to Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content RequirementsNov-04
Guide 12Guide for Illumination of Industrial Painting ProjectsOct-16
Guide 13Guide for the Identification and Use of Industrial Coating Materials in computerized Product databasesNov-04
Guide 14Guide for the Repair of Imperfections in Galvanized, Organic, or Inorganic Zinc-Coated Steel using Organic Zinc-Rich CoatingsNov-04
Guide 15Field Methods for Retrieval and Analysis of Soluble Salts on Steel and Other Nonporous SubstratesAug-13
Guide 16Guide to Specifying and Selecting Dust CollectorsAug-03
Guide 17Guide to Developing a Corporate Safety Program for industrial Painting and Coating ContractorsJan-04
Guide 18Specifier's Guide for Determining Containment Class and Environmental Monitoring Strategies for Lead-Paint Removal ProjectsFeb-08
Guide 19Selection of Protective Coatings for Use Over Galvanized SubstratesNov-12
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 (new 2015)May-15
Guide 22Use and Retention of Pre-Construction Primers
on Steel In Shipbuilding
TU 1Surface Tolerant Coatings for SteelNov-04
TU 2Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Coating Systems for Concrete Used in Secondary ContainmentFeb-97
TU 3OvercoatingMarch 2017
TU 5Accelerated Testing of Protective CoatingNov-04
TU 6Chemical Stripping of Organic Coatings From Steel StructuresNov-04
TU 7Conducting Ambient Air, Soil, and Water Sampling during Surface Preparation and Paint disturbance ActivitiesMay-15
TU 8The Use of Isocyanate-Containing Paints as Industrial Maintenance CoatingsNov-04
TU 9Estimating Costs for Protective Coatings ProjectsNov-04
TU 10Procedures for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings Over Concrete Floors (REPLACED BY GUIDE 20 May 2014)'Nov-04
TU 11Inspection of Fluorescent Coating SystemsDec-10
TU 12Ambient-Curing Fluoropolymer Finish Coats Applied to Metal Substrates (new 2015)May-15
TR 1Thermal PrecleaningNov-04
TR 2Wet Abrasive BlastingNov-04
TR 3Dehumidification and Temperature Control During Surface Preparation, Application, and Curing for Coatings/Linings of Steel Tanks, Vessels, and Other Enclosed SpacesDec-00
TR 4Preparation of Protective Coating Specifications for Atmospheric ServiceDec-00
TR 5Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Protective Polymer Flooring Systems for ConcreteNov-03
Paint 15Steel Joist Shop Primer/Metal Building PrimerMar-04
Paint 16Coal Tar Epoxy Polyamide, Black or Dark Red Jun-15
Paint 20Zinc Rich Primers IO and ONov-04
Paint 23Latex Primer for Steel SurfacesMar-13
Paint 24Latex Exterior Finish Coat for Steel Surfaces, Performance-BasedOct-16
Paint 27Basic Zinc Chromate-Vinyl Butyral Wash PrimerNov-04
Paint 28Water-Borne Epoxy Primer for Steel SurfacesNov-04
Paint 29Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, PerformanceFeb-14
Paint 30Weld Through IOZ primerNov-04
Paint 32Coal Tar EmulsionJun-15
Paint 33Coal Tar Mastic, Cold-AppliedJun-15
Paint 36Two-Component Weatherable Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, Performance-BasedSep-13
Paint 38Sngle-Package, Moisture Cure Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, performance basedSep-13
Paint 39Two-Component Aliphatic Polyurea Topcoat Fast or Moderate Drying, Performance-BasedApr-15
Paint 40Zinc-Rich Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Primer, Performance-Based (new April 2007)Apr-07
Paint 41Moisture-Cured Polyurethane Primer or Intermediate Coat, Micaceous Iron Oxide Reinforced, Performance-BasedFeb-08
Paint 42Epoxy Polyamide/Polyamidoamine Primer, Performance-BasedOct-15
Paint 43Direct-to-Metal Aliphatic Polyurea Coating, Performance-BasedMar-12
Paint 44Liquid-Applied Organic Polymeric Coatings and Linings for Concrete Structures in Municipal Wastewater Facilities, Performance-BasedAug 13, ed. rev. Oct-13
Paint 45Two-Component, Thick-Film Polyurea and Polyurea/PolyurethaneHybrid Coatings, Performance-BasedDec-13
Paint 46Elastomeric, Water-Based, High-Build, Flat Coating for Masonry and ConcreteNov-15
PS Guide 12.00Guide to Zinc-Rich SystemsMar-07
PS Guide 12.01One-Coat Zinc-Rich Painting SystemNov-04
PS Guide 22.00Guide for Selecting One-Coat Preconstruction or Prefabrication Painting SystemsNov-04
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-16, released Sep-16
PS 26.00Aluminum-Pigmented Epoxy Coating System Materials Standard, Performance-BasedDec-16
PS 28.01Two-Coat Zinc-Rich Polyurethane Primer/Aliphatic Polyurea Topcoat System, Performance-BasedApr-09
PS 28.02Three-Coat Moisture-Cured Polyurethane Coating System, Performance-BasedJun-10
SSPC-CPC 1 / NACE SP21412Corrosion Prevention and Control PlanningDec 2016