Pre-construction primers (also known as shop primers or pre-fabrication primers) are very thin films applied to blast cleaned steel plates and shapes to provide preservation of the blasted steel during the shipbuilding or construction process. SSPC is developing an industry guide document containing information regarding the use of pre-construction primers (PCP) on structural steel in shipbuilding.
This paper will discuss strategies for utilizing dehumidifiers and climate control equipment on blast and coat projects and will demonstrate how by their implementation, the contractor can be more successful by reducing overall job costs. We will take a brief look at the current core of climate control offerings. We will then examine how the manufactures of climate control equipment have tried to keep in step with the demands from the industry and of course, the customer.
Translational science itself is not a new scientific process. Since investigative science experiments were established and results measured, basic and applied science has been translated into useful applications. However, science has not always been investigative or effectively translated into useful applications. And when it has, the translation often consumed a significant amount of time and faced considerable implementation obstacles.