The coating of steel can be carried out for reasons other than the prevention of structural damage caused by corrosion, including the following:
- Increasing the level of light in work areas.
- The protection of inaccessible points in marginally corrosive situations.
The protection provided by the coating systems is usually shorter than the expected service life of the structure,
The design of a protective system for any given structure will depend largely on the function and anticipated life of the structure, the general and local nature of the environment, and the type and degree of protection and subsequent maintenance requirements.
The recent advent of long-life protective coatings for iron and steelwork has made long term protection a reality. Modern coatings can provide protection in heavy industrial and marine environments for over 25 years with a minimum of maintenance, provided that the structure is soundly engineered with respect to corrosion protection, and that the coating system chosen is appropriate for the environmental conditions and has been correctly applied.
Our NATA accreditation for protective coating and hot dip galvanising inspections ensures the client of the highest confidence in technical competency and in the reliability of the inspection results. Tcorr Inspection’s coating inspectors can assess and document the coating integrity of your structures on your behalf.