This standard is intended for use by corrosion control personnel, design engineers, project managers, purchasers, and construction engineers, and managers. It is applicable to underground steel pipelines in the oil and gas gathering, distribution, and transmission industries.
This standard describes methods for qualifying and controlling the quality of fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) pipe coatings, urethane coatings, epoxy-urethanes, shrink sleeves (special applications), two-part liquid epoxies, and other properly qualified coatings (as long as the proper parameters are met in accordance with this document, e.g., polyolefin, three-layer coatings), provides guidelines for the proper application, and identifies inspection and repair techniques to achieve the best application of plant- and field-applied coating systems.
This AMPP standard provides a series of effective and economical test methods to evaluate the performance of candidate offshore platform new construction and maintenance coatings. The testing protocol is established to simulate the offshore environment and based on the major failure modes observed on offshore platforms. The test results will rank the candidate coating systems for end-users to select and coating manufacturers to develop reliable coating systems.