This guide describes the use of reference photographs depicting the appearance of both previously unpainted and previously painted and partially rusted hot-rolled carbon steel prior to and after abrasive blast cleaning.
The reference photographs consist of a series of 1:1 (actual size) color photographs. The photographs were taken under controlled studio lighting designed to show the maximum detail possible.
Highlighted in the guide are five initial rust conditions before surface preparation, covering the rand from intact mill scale to rusted and pitted steel, as well as previously painted steel.
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SSPC-VIS 2 provides a method to evaluate the degree of rusting on painted steel (or iron) surfaces. The reference color photographs and corresponding black and white images, which depict the percentage of rusting given in the written specification, form part of the standard.
This standard quantifies the degree of rusting on painted steel surfaces with a zero to ten scale base on the percentage of visible rust present on the surface. Visible rust includes rust blisters and undercutting of the coating.
The rusting depicted in the photographs is not accompanied by blistering, but the photographs show staning associated with the rust.
This guide describes the use of reference photographs depicting the appearance of unpainted, painted, rusteed, and welded hot-rolled carbon steel prior to and after power- and hand-tool cleaning.
Each color photograph provides one possible illustration of the minimum acceptable level of cleanliness.
The photographs are intended to be used to supplement the written SSPC power- and hand-tool surface preparation standards.
This guide is in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
This guide describes the use of reference photographs depicting the appearance of unpainted rusted carbon steel and painted carbon steel, with or without rust, prior to and after cleaining by waterjetting.
This guide, which consists of actual-size color photographs, can be used to clarifty the acceptable level of flash rusting allowed prior to the application of protective coatings.