Explanation of the ISO 8502 on surface cleanliness


This standard is covering all aspects related to the determination of contaminants that are required to removed before coating application. It is therefore titled: “Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products – Tests for the assessment of surface cleanliness” It is a well known standard that serves as starting point for […]

What is the difference between shielding and non shielding pipeline coating failure?


The European Pipeline Research Group outlines that steel pipelines are best defended against external corrosion through a protective coating in addition to cathodic protection. The coating offers the initial—and primary—source of defense, while cathodic protection halts pitting or general corrosion where the pipe is exposed via damage to the coating. Its important to note that […]

Sulphur Oxidizing Bacteria: The Cause of Fast Corrosion Processes


How to prevent problems from SOB’s Sulpher oxidizing bacteria are a type of microorganism that can cause severe corrosion damage to various types of materials. In this post, we will explain what these bacteria are, and how they trigger fast corrosion processes. If you are concerned about the possibility of your business being impacted by […]