SP3 Power Tool Cleaning
A mechanical method of surface preparation involving wire brushing,
scraping, chipping and sanding.
SP6 Commercial Blast
A method in which oil, grease, dirt, rust scale, loose mill scale, loose
rust, and loose paint or coatings are removed completely. Tight mill scale
and tightly-adhered rust, paint and coatings are permitted to remain.
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 8:08 AM
Subject: QUERY: SSPC Definitions
If someone wouldn't mind, could you please give me a summary of the
definitions Structural Steel Painting Council (SSPC) SP6 (Commercial Blast
Cleaning), and SSPC SP3 (Power Tool Cleaning)?
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company