PROTECTIVE COATING SPECIFICATION FOR LARGE INDUSTRIAL PLANTS – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Arthur Austin; ETRS Pty Ltd
Jim Haig; Austa Energy, Technology Division
Cost effective reliable corrosion prevention of large plant by the coating of structural steel and peripheral equipment can be difficult to accomplish.
However effective reliable corrosion prevention can be accomplished by the systematic application of existing Australian and New Zealand Standards and existing paint approval schemes.
This is further enhanced by a simplicity of coating system design, and an awareness that coating application is often the last major task in a project and the lowest priced contractor often wins at the expense of the intent of the project’s desired coating longevity.
This paper details the development and practice of cost effective reliable corrosion prevention by coating application over the last twenty years in some heavy industrial Queensland plant and gives trends for the future.