The author will present on the various generic coatings technologies available for lining concrete and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Discussion will include epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea technologies. The goal of the presentation will be to provide some guidance to the attendees on when is the right application to select each technology as part of a specification.
Zinc-rich coatings have long been known to provide excellent corrosion resistance in highly corrosive environments, in general,inorganic zincs for new construction and organic zincs for maintenance. A recent trend has been toward zinc-rich coatings with reduced levels of zinc dust. An SSPC committee formed to revise SSPC Paint 29, Zinc Dust Sacrificial Primer, Performance Based, to reference performance only, removing reference to minimum zinc dust level.
This paper will present the results of an inspection conducted in 2007, nominally 20 years after the initial coating application. The inspection showed varied service lives associated with the different coating systems. Some of the systems were in excellent condition after 20 years while others had completely broken down.