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.