I guess I was hoping for a little more, like surface appearance, etc.
I realize I can buy these off the SSPC webiste (which says that it is no
longer the Structural Steel Painting Council, but is now SSPC: The Society
for Protective Coatings. I wonder why they just didn't shorten the name to
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 12:30 PM
Subject: RE: QUERY: SSPC Definitions
You can also check out the following web page for definitions of various
surface preparation standards:
It contains similar definitions to those provided by Pat Symons below.
On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Pat Symons wrote:
> 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
> and tightly-adhered rust, paint and coatings are permitted to remain.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 8:08 AM
> To: SEAINT
> 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
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203