Surface Preparation - Cleanliness-VIS 1-89 Blast Cleaning
SSPC's most widely used visual reference features over 50 full-color photos of previously coated and uncoated, rusted steel surfaces before and after dry abrasive blast cleaning. Cleanliness requirements for conditions depicted are defined by the SSPC surface preparation specifications for white metal (SP 5), near-white (SP 10), commercial (SP 6), industrial (SP 14), and brush-off (SP 7) blast finishes. Appendix photographs show variations in white metal surfaces caused by different metallic and non-metallic abrasives, profile depth, angle of view, and lighting. Now with guides in both English and Spanish!
SSPC-VIS 2, Standard Method of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces
Provides a method to evaluate the degree of rusting on painted steel (or iron) surfaces. Particularly useful for evaluating rust on test panels or on localized areas of structures. A scale and description of rust grades are given, and 27 full-color photographs and the corresponding black-and-white rust images illustrating the maximum percentage of rusting allowed for each rust grade from rust grade 9 to rust grade 1 for three different rust distributions are included. Published in 2000 by SSPC
SSPC VIS 3, “Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared By Power and Hand Tool Cleaning”
Without the SSPC VIS 3 Guide verification of surface cleanliness after power and hand tool cleaning using only the written standards prepared by SSPC can be left to interpretation and result in subjective evaluations and controversy on a project. Using the SSPC visual guide can reduce the degree of subjectivity associated with evaluating surface cleanliness. The SSPC VIS 3 visual guide depicts 7 initial conditions of steel (4 uncoated and 3 degrees of deteriorated coating). Surfaces prepared to 4 levels of cleanliness (hand tool, power tool, commercial grade power tool and power tool to bare metal) over each initial condition are provided. Additional images depicting the restoration of surface profile on previously coated surfaces prepared to bare metal (SSPC-SP 11) are also provided. Made in the USA.
SSPC VIS 4/NACE VIS 7, Guide and Visual Reference Photographs for Steel Cleaned by Waterjetting
This booklet contains full-color photographs depicting the appearance of mill scale-free, unpainted, rusted carbon steel prior to and after cleaning by waterjetting. These pictures are intended to supplement NACE No. 5/SSPC-SP 12 on high- and ultrahigh-pressure waterjetting prior to recoating, and are also applicable to surfaces produced by a wide range of waterjetting pressures. This booklet can be used as a reference to clarify the level of flash rusting that is acceptable prior to the application of protective coatings over uncoated or previously coated surfaces.
NACE VIS 9/SSPC-VIS 5, Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning
This guide contains a series of color photographs that represent various conditions of unpainted steel surfaces prior to and after surface preparation by wet abrasive blast cleaning (WAB) (slurry blasting). The wet abrasive blast cleaning techniques and equipment are described in NACE 6G198/SSPC-TR 2 and the visual conditions are defined in NACE No. 2/SSPC-SP 10, NACE No. 3/SSPC-SP 6, and ISO 8501-1:1998(E). NACE International and SSPC Reference Photographs are intended to supplement the written standards NACE No. 2/SSPC-SP 10, NACE No. 3/SSPC-SP 6, and ISO 8501-8:1998(E). This guide can be used to clarify the acceptable level of flash rusting allowed prior to the application of protective coatings.