What is SSPC SP12?

What is SSPC SP12?

5/SSPC-SP12 – Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Steel and Other Hard Materials by High- and Ultrahigh-Pressure Water Jetting Prior to Recoating (RP0595-95)-Item No.

What is SSPC SP16?

The definition of SSPC-SP 16 is as follows: 2.1 A brush-off blast cleaned non-ferrous metal surface, when viewed without magnification, shall be free of all visible oil, grease, dirt, dust, metal oxides (corrosion products), and other foreign matter. Intact, tightly adherent coating is permitted to remain.

What are SSPC standards?

The standard requires the surface to be free from all visible oil, grease, dirt, dust, rust, coating, oxides, mill scale, corrosion products, and other foreign matter when viewed without magnification. However, some rust remaining at the bottom of pits is acceptable if the surface was pitted to begin with.

What is sp6 Surface Prep?

SSPC-SP 6 Commercial Blast Cleaning (NACE No. 3) is a standard used for blast cleaning put forth by the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and NACE International Standard. SSPC-SP 6/NACE No. 3 commercial blast cleaning allows for stains or shadows up to 33 percent of each unit area of surface to remain.

What is sp5 Surface Prep?

SP 5 / Nace #1 / Sa 3 White Metal is the highest grade of abrasive blast cleaning. No shadows, streaks or stains are permitted. When viewed without magnification, the surface shall be free of all visible oil, grease, dust, dirt, mill scale, rust, coating, oxides, corrosion products and other foreign matter.

What is SSPC SP3?

SSPC-SP3- Power Tool Cleaning As in hand tool cleaning, SP3 is a method of steel surface preparation intended to remove all loose mill scale, rust, paint and other contaminants that may be detrimental to a coating application. As it’s name suggests, SP3 di ers in that it used power tools to clean the surface.

What is sweep blasting?

Sweep blast cleaning is an abrasive blast cleaning method used to remove loose material and roughen the surface of a substrate prior to the application of a paint or coating. Sweep blast cleaning is so-called because the abrasive blasting is done using a fast pass, or light sweeping method.

How can I check my SSPC certificate online?


  1. Go to shop.sspc.org and click Login in the top right of the page.
  2. Enter your email address and password and click the red “Log In” button.
  3. At this point you are logged into your SSPC account and you can see all of your past purchases / downloads / training history.

What is ssp6?

What is sspc-sp12 surface preparation and cleaning of metals?

SSPC-SP12 Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating Waterjetting is the use of standard jetting from a nozzle at high pressures (10,000 psi or higher) to prepare a surface for coating.

What is sspc-sp12 / Nace 5?

SSPC-SP12 / NACE 5 Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Steel and Other Hard Materials by High- and Ultra High- Pressure Water Jetting Prior to Recoating This standard requires water jetting at high- or ultra high-pressure to prepare a surface for recoating using pressure above 10,000 psi.

What is the difference between sspc-sp7 and d6386?

D6386 lists sweep blasting as an acceptable surface preparation method with its own given requirements for the procedure but calls out SSPC-SP7 for more procedure specifications. Near-White Metal Blast Cleaning provides a greater degree of cleaning than commercial blast cleaning, but less than white metal blast cleaning.

What is the brush off-blast cleaning procedure in sspc-sp16?

The brush off-blast cleaning procedure described in SSPC-SP16 provides an acceptable profile on hot-dip galvanized surfaces for the application of paint or powder coat. After a galvanized surface has been acceptably cleaned of oil, grease, and similar products, this brush blasting can be applied in order to create an acceptable profile.