SSPC TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
SSPC technical committees provide industry professionals, SSPC members and non-members alike, with a
platform for showcasing their expertise, sharing knowledge, expanding and enhancing their professional
footprint, and making an indelible impact on the protective coatings industry.
SSPC technical committees are comprised of voting and non-voting members and either role provides
substantial benefits with varying degrees of engagement and responsibility. Committees are formed as new
standards development or revision projects are initiated by one or more of these SSPC Technical Interest Groups:
- Coating Materials
- Surface Preparation
- Application, Inspection, and Quality Control
- Commercial Coatings Committees
- Methods for Improved Performance
- Environmental Safety and Health
- Protection of Cememtitious Substrates
How to Join a Committee
At the beginning of development of a new standard or revision of an existing standard, SSPC will poll the
appropriate Technical Interest Group(s) by e-mail, announce the formation of a new committee, describe the
development or revision project. and provide an opportunity for members of the Technical Interest Group(s)
and other interested stakeholders to join the new committee as voting or non-voting members.
If you are interested in initiating a new standard or joining a committee, download and complete the appropriate
form available below.
Find Committees Forming Now
The following new projects and periodic reviews of existing SSPC standards are starting in 2020. If you’re interested in getting involved, please email Aimée Beggs, firstname.lastname@example.org. Current committee members should respond to upcoming Workspace canvasses to remain on committee rosters as voting members. These canvasses will be issued over the next several months.
Industry wide participation is essential to the consensus process for developing and revising standards. TRAVEL IS NOT REQUIRED
Scroll here to find the full list of committees currently forming.
List Updated: March 23, 2020
C.2.22 Guide to Assessment of Adhesion Interference Materials — The committee is assembling a guidance document for assessment of cleaned steel surfaces for materials not easily visible with the unaided eye which could affect adhesion of subsequently applied coatings.
C.2.23 Non-Profiling Dry Methods of Surface Preparation — This committee is developing a Technology Update describing three methods of surface cleaning that may reveal existing surface profile but that do not create a surface profile suitable for mechanical adhesion of subsequently applied coatings. The three methods include carbon dioxide blast cleaning, atmospheric plasma cleaning, and laser ablation.
C.7.3 Surface Preparation of Concrete — This committee completed development of a set of standards for surface preparation of concrete by dry abrasive blast cleaning in 2019, and will start work on a set of standards for surface preparation of concrete by waterjetting in 2020.
C.8.2 Commercial Coating Materials — This committee will develop a performance standard for thin-film coating materials for concrete substrates in commercial applications.
Periodic Review/Revision Projects Beginning in 2020
C.1.1 Zinc-Rich Coatings Committee — SSPC-Paint 29, Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, Performance-Based; SSPC-PS Guide 12.00, Guide to Zinc Coatings; SSPC-PS 12.01, One-Coat Zinc-Rich Painting System SSPC-Paint 30 Weld-Through Inorganic Zinc-Primers;
C.1.3.A Coal Tar Coatings Committee — SSPC Paints 32, Coal Tar Mastic; 33 Coal Tar Emulsion; and 16, Coal Tar Epoxy
C.1.4.A Waterborne Coatings Committee — SSPC Paint 24, Latex Semi-Gloss Exterior Topcoat
C.1.12 Coatings over Galvanized Substrates— SSPC Guide 19, Selection of Protective Coatings for Use Over Galvanized Substrates2.3 Revision of SSPC-SP 11 — Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal and SSPC-SP 15 — Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning.
C.2.1 Non-Metallic Abrasives — SSPC-AB 1, Mineral and Slag Abrasives
C.2.16 Cleanliness of Abrasives — SSPC-AB 2, Cleanliness of Recycled Ferrous Metallic Abrasives
C.2.17 Solvent Cleaning Committee — SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning
C.2.19 Encapsulated Abrasive Committee — SSPC-AB 4, Recyclable Encapsulated Abrasive Media
C.4.2 Coating Performance Evaluation — SSPC-PA 16, Method for Evaluating Scribe Undercutting on Coated Steel Test Panels Following Corrosion Testing and SSPC-PA 15, Material and Preparation Requirements for Steel Test Panels Used to Evaluate the Performance of industrial Coatings
C.5.3.A Containment of Hazardous Surface Preparation Debris — SSPC-Guide 6, Guide for Containing Surface Preparation Debris Generated During Paint Removal Operations
C.5.3.B. Disposal of Hazardous Surface Preparation Debris — SSPC-Guide 7, Guide to the Disposal of Lead-Contaminated Surface Preparation Debris
C.5.3.C Environmental Monitoring of Hazardous Coating Removal Projects — SSPC-TU 7, Conducting Ambient Air, Soil, and Water Sampling During Surface Preparation and Paint Disturbance Activities
C.8.3 Coatings for Commercial Flooring — SSPC-Guide 21, Guide to Evaluation of Slip and Fall Resistance of Flooring Surfaces
Find an Active SSPC Technical Committee Project
Use the search tool below to find the status of current SSPC Technical Committee Projects. Updated March 23, 2020.
Contact Aimée Beggs via email: email@example.com or call 412.288.6042 to obtain copies of drafts in ballot or to join a committee.
|Technical Interest Group|
- C1 Coatings-Related
- C2 Surface Preparation
- C3 Application, Inspection, QC
- C4 Methods for Improved Performance
- C5 Environmental, Health and Safety
- C7 Protection of Cementitious Substrates
- C8 Commercial Coatings
- Joint Standards Development Projects
|C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings||Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil||Review/Revise PS 12.00, Guide to Zinc-Rich Coatings||Preliminary draft in preparation|
|C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings||Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil||Review/revise PS 12.01 Revision, One-Coat Zinc Rich Coating System||Preliminary draft in preparation|
|C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings||Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil||Review/revise Paint 30, Weld-Through Inorganic Zinc Primers||Preliminary draft in preparation|
|C.1.1 Zinc Rich Coatings||Kristin Leonard, ExxonMobil||Review/revise Paint 29, Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, Performance-Based||Draft #1 ballot closed December 22, 2019|
|C.1.3.D Polyurethane Coatings||Ahren Olson, Covestro, LLC||Revise Paint 36, Two-Component Weatherable Aliphatic Polyurethane Topcoat, Performance-Based||Draft #2 ballot closes April 12, 2020|
|C.1.5.G Paint 15 Revision||Chris Lucy, ChemQuest||Review/Revise SSPC-Paint 15 Steel Joist Shop Primer/Metal Building Primer||Preliminary draft in preparation|
|C.1.8 Fluoropolymer Coatings||Kurt Wood, Arkema||Develop performance-based standard for fluoropolymer coating material||Preliminary draft in preparation, accelerated exposure testing underway|
|C.1.9 Polyurea Coatings||Dudley Primeaux, Primeaux Associates LLC||Review/revise SSPC-PA 14, Field Application of Plural Component Polyurea and Polyurethane Thick Film Coatings to Concrete and Steel||Preliminary draft in preparation|
|C.1.14 Revision of SSPC-CS 23.00/AWS C2.23/NACE No. 12||Heather Gilmer, HRV Conformance Verification||Revise Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel||Draft #1 ballot has closed, TriSociety Task Group reviewing comments|
|C.1.15 Revision of Guide 14||Bernardo Duran, AZZ Galvanizing||Review/revise Guide 14, Protection of Damaged Galvanizing or Inorganic Zinc Coatings with Organic Zinc-Rich Coatings||Draft #1 ballot has closed, comment resolution in progress.|
|C.2.3 Power Tool Cleaning||Jeff Theo, Vulcan Painters||Review and update SSPC-SP 11 and SSPC-SP 15||Preliminary draft of revisions in preparation|
|C.2.4 Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards Review||Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator||Periodic review/revision SSPC/NACE dry abrasive blast cleaning standards||Draft #2 ballot in preparation|
|C.2.8 Revision of SSPC-SP 16||John Bullard||Review and update SSPC-SP 16, Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Non-Ferrous Metals||Draft revision in preparation|
|C.2.11 Compliance with Surface Profile Requirements||Laura Erickson, Rampart LLC||Periodic review/update of SSPC-PA 17, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Steel Profile/Surface Roughness/Peak Count Requirements||Draft #2 in preparation for ballot|
|C.2.21, Partial Blast Cleaning of Steel for Maintenance Work||Pete Ault, Elzly Technology||Develop standard for partial blast cleaning of steel for maintenance painting (spot blasting)||Draft #1 ballot to close April 5, 2020|
|C.3.7 Revision of SSPC-QP 5||Brooke Divan, USA CERL||Review/revise SSPC QP-5, Qualification of Inspection Companies||Preliminary draft of revisions in preparation|
|C.3.16 Review of SSPC-PA Guide 11||William Corbett, KTA-Tator||Review/revise SSPC-PA Guide 11, Protection of Edges, Crevices and Irregular Surfaces||SSPC Board of Governors Conducting Final Review|
|C.3.17 Revision SSPC-QP 6||TBA||Review/revise QP 6, Qualification of Thermal Spray Contractors||Preliminary draft of revisions in preparation|
|C.5.3.A, Containment of Hazardous Surface Preparation Debris||TBA||Periodic Review/Revision of SSPC-Guide 6, Guide for Containing Surface Preparation Debris Generated During Paint Removal Operations||Work to begin in 2020|
|C.5.5 Platform Design||Scott Silberman, SMS Associates||Develop guide to platform design||Draft #1 ballot completed, comment resolution in progress|
|C.7.3 Surface Preparation of Concrete||Heather Stiner, Sherwin-Williams||Develop standards for surface preparation of concrete by waterjetting||Work to begin in 2020|
|C.7.8 Revision of SSPC-TR 5, NACE 02203/ICRI Guideline 710.D||Tom Murphy, VP Marketing, LLC||Revise technical report on Design, Installation and Maintenance of Polymer Flooring Systems for Concrete||Standards Review Committee has approved for Board of Governors review|
|C.8.2 Commercial Coating Materials||Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC||Develop a performance standard for thin-film coating materials for concrete substrates in commercial applications.||Task Group preparing preliminary draft|
|Tri-Society Committee on Thermal Spray Coatings (AWS/NACE/SSPC)||Heather Gilmer, HRV Conformance Verification||Revision of AWS C2.23M/ NACE No. 12 Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel||Draft in preparation as candidate American National Standard|
|TG 006 Dry Blast Cleaning Standards||Kenneth Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.||Revision of Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards||Draft #2 in preparation for ballot (see C.2.4 above).|
|TG 323, Revision of SSPC-TR 2/ NACE 6G98||Lydia Frenzel, The Advisory Council||Review/revise SSPC-TR 2/NACE 6G98 Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning (Report)||Revised draft in preparation.|
|C.3.13/TG 009 PA 6 Revision||TBD||Review/revise PA 6/NACE No. 10, Application of FRP Coatings to Exteriors of Steel Storage Tanks||Draft #1 ballot complete, negatives being addressed.|
How to Suggest a New Standard or Technical Committee Project
Expectations of Technical Committee Membership
Technical committees are your voice in the industry and your participation determines how loudly and clearly you are
Responding to Committee Polls
Responding to Committee Ballots
Participating in Committee Conference Calls
Commenting on Balloted Drafts
Included on Communication Distribution
Reviewing New or Revised Standards
Voting on New or Revised Standards
As an ANSI-accredited standards developer, SSPC is required to maintain a balance of interest among stakeholders on standards-developing committees. The ANSI requirements for balance are that no interest category can have more than 50% representation on any committee developing non-safety-related standards. If the standard to be developed is safety-related, no interest category can have more than 33% representation on the committee. Both voting and non-voting members are considered when determining the percentage of representation. This policy ensures that the standards development process is not dominated by any single interest category, individual, or organization.
As of December 2014, SSPC interest categories for committee members are:
Abrasives Manufacturer, Architect/Engineer/Consultant; Coating Manufacturer, Contractor, Dealer/Distributor/Store, Equipment Manufacturer; Fabricator, Facility Owner, Government/Regulatory Agency/Research, Industry/Technical Association, Labor Association, Raw Material Manufacturer, Shipyard.