Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) and other polymeric materials are used in many ways to reduce and manage corrosion damage for industrial, infrastructure and municipal applications. It is common practice to use the term “resin” for polymers in these materials. This paper uses polymer interchangeably with resin. This paper will also only consider glass fiber reinforcements.
Then design professionals, or prospective users of polymeric flooring and coating systems review product data sheets, they rely largely on reported test values to make decision as to the appropriateness of a particular product. They review physical strength characteristics such compressive and tensile strength to make a determination if a particular product possesses the required properties to provide the intended service on a project.
This paper discusses the revision of SSPC-PA 9, “Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness Using Ultrasonic Gages.” This standard describes procedures to measure the thickness of dry, homogeneous coatings applied to concrete, wood, wallboard, plastic, fiber and composite material using commercially available ultrasonic coating thickness gages.