The ASTM has proposed an international standard aimed at helping industries obtain properly coated thermal spray aluminum coated carbon steel pipe in order to mitigate corrosion under insulation.

ASTM’s steel, stainless steel, and related alloys committee is developing the proposed standard which was originally created by a project team within the Materials Technology Institute (MTI). 

‘Corrosion under piping insulation is a significant issue in the chemical process industries,’ said ASTM member Paul Whitcraft, executive director of MTI. ‘The proposed standard identifies requirements for surface preparation, thermal spray application, inspection, and testing. Incorporating these requirements in an ASTM standard will benefit the industry by having uniform guidelines that could promote safety and reliability throughout operating plants worldwide.’

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