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    Chapter 2 | Significance of Maintenance Coating

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    Protective coatings are applied to plant structures and components for a number of purposes such as corrosion prevention, decontamination, system identification, and fire proofing. Because protective coatings provide shorter useful service lives than the design life of the plant, a certain level of coating maintenance is required. This chapter describes each purpose for which maintenance coatings are used.


    maintenance coating, corrosion prevention, color coding, decontamination, regulatory compliance

    Author Information:

    Martin, Richard L.
    Altran Solutions Corp., Burlington, MA

    Cox, Daniel L.
    Structural Integrity Associates, San Clemente, CA

    Committee/Subcommittee: D33.10

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL820130029