SSPC Releases Revised Standards SSPC-PA Guide 11 and SSPC-CPC 1/NACE SP21412 – SSPC
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SSPC Releases Revised Standards SSPC-PA Guide 11 and SSPC-CPC 1/NACE SP21412

June 23. 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced today the release of two revised technical standards.  Please click the title of each standard below to see the details and descriptions of the standards.

Committee Name: C.3.16, PA Guide 11 Revision
Committee Chair Name and Company:  William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Description of Contents/ Technical Revisions:
The 2020 revision adds definitions for some previously undefined terms, provides guidance to specifiers for

  • Determining when the stripe coat is applied (before or after a full-coat application)
  • Determining suitability of a coating for use as a stripe coat (cumulative DFT, compatibility)
  • Preparing outside corners and edges for application of a stripe coat
  • Treatment of flame-cut edges prior to application of stripe coat

Examples of specification language are included in a non-mandatory appendix.

Illustrations of areas that may be considered for stripe coating have been added.

Stakeholders Value Statement (how the standard can be used):
This guide discusses the technique called “stripe coating” or “striping” as a way of providing extra corrosion protection measures on edges, outside corners, crevices, bolt heads, welds, and other irregular steel geometries, including optional techniques that can be used to improve coating performance. It is not intended to provide all-encompassing guidance but rather offer options when preparing a project specification. The engineer should evaluate and address details on a project-specific basis.

Appendix A contains recommendations and sample language to assist the specification writer in addressing corrosion protection of edges, crevices, and irregular steel geometries, and Appendix B contains representative photographs of configurations or geometries that may benefit from stripe coating.

Committee Name: SSPC C.4.11, Revision of Joint Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning
Committee Chair Name and Company: Paul Chang, LMI

Description of Contents/ Technical Revisions:
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.

The 2020 revision adds two new key elements in the body of the standard and provides critical and desired characteristics for each element in the appendix. In addition, an evaluation methodology on how to assess corrosion prevention and control (CPC) planning of a program/project has been added in a second appendix. The revision now provides the key elements for performing CPC planning, desirable characteristics of each element, and a method for determining the overall adequacy of CPC planning for a given program or projects.

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 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 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, which has been expanded to include guidance information for the critical and desired characteristics of each element.  The new Appendix B contains an evaluation method that can be used either as an internal evaluation checklist prior to proposal submission or as part of a proposal review.

All standards are available for download on the SSPC website via the Standards Download Tool and accessible on the SSPC mobile app. Access to standards is free to SSPC members.

Questions about this revision, as well as any others regarding SSPC standards development and technical committees, can be directed to Aimee Beggs at or 412-281-2331, x2223.