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|This guide is intended as an information aid to painting
inspectors in carrying out their task efficiently. It includes the
key elements of surface preparation, coatings application, and
final approval for both field and shop work. The items should be
selected that are pertinent to the specification of a particular
NOTE 1—For additional helpful information, refer to the
Manual of Coating Work for Light-Water Nuclear Power Plant
Primary Containment and Other Safety-Related Facilities
New Concepts for Coating Protection of Steel Structures
D 16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and
D 4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coatings and Lining
Work for Power Generation Facilities 4
SSPC-PA Guide 3 A Guide to Safety in Paint Application
Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 1 Good Painting Practice
Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 2 Systems and
Manufacturers Specifications and Instructions (made available to
the inspector for reference to special requirements for proper
Material Safety Data Sheets (needed to ensure that personnel
take necessary precautions in handling hazardous materials).
Available from Materials manufacturer.
Certain industries or owners may require certified inspection
personnel. See Guide D 4537 for establishing procedures to certify
inspectors for coatings work in nuclear facilities.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the
standard. The values given in parentheses are for information
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety
concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility
of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and
health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory
limitations prior to use.
This guide is arranged in the following order:
2 ASTM, 1979.
3 ASTM STP 841, ASTM, 1984.
4 For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM
website, www.astm.org, or contact ASTM Customer Service at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For Annual Book of ASTM Standards volume
information, refer to the standard’s Document Summary page on the
5 Available from Society for Protective Coatings
(SSPC), 40 24th St., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4656,
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