A proposed new BS EN ISO Standard for CP of Offshore Wind foundations is presently in its public comment stage. Any ICorr Members with expertise in this area are welcome to comment. The Draft Standard and the comments sheet are available in the member section of the ICorr website. The Closing date for comments is 12th December 2020, but if you wish to comment, please be quick. You can submit your comments directly to the Committee Service Centre mailbox [csc] email@example.com or preferably they can be submitted to Corrosion House who can collate them to be presented via the BSI Cathodic Protection Committee GEL 603.
Cortec® Corporation has recently expanded its range of water-based anti-corrosion coatings by developing a new fast-dry version called EcoShield® 386 FD. This combines the worker and environmental advantages of a water-based coating with the performance of EcoShield® 386 micro corrosion inhibiting technology, in a topcoat that will force-dry in five to 10 minutes. According to the company, this is ideal for manufacturers of pipes, tubes, and other metal components without enough time to cool and dry the coated parts before continuing the production process.
It is a water-based acrylic one coat system that can be applied DTM at 37.5-75 µm dry film thickness to provide protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications. It contains 72 g/L of VOCs and is an excellent alternative to solvent-based and zinc-rich paints. It relies on a complex mixture of non-hazardous “nano” sized corrosion inhibitors to provide a more continuous layer of corrosion protection in micro cavities where traditional inhibitors may leave gaps due to their larger relative particle size, concluded the company.