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Fingerprinting of Polymeric Coatings

02 June 2020 Institute of Materials, Malaysia|A

The oil & gas industry has been suffering with corrosion on their newly painted steel structures regardless of having the MILL CERTIFICATE for steel structures as part of compliance requirements. Often, the paint fails prematurely by means within 6 to 18 months of application that in time lead to corrosion on the steel structures. Thus, IMM developed the IMM Coating Inspector Certification and IMM Blaster and Painter Certification Program in 1990 to enhance the quality of local coating inspectors and blasters & painters, respectively. Nevertheless, the problems still arise and continue worsening. Now, the oil & gas industry realized that the attributing factors of premature coatings failures not only limited to work painting inspection, surface preparation, paint application etc. but could be from the faulty paints.

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