Coating degradation and rust creep assessment - A comparison between a destructive method according to ISO 12944 and selected non-destructive methods

Huichao Bi*, Claus Erik Weinell, Benjamín Santos Varelab, Sergio González, Álvaro Rodríguez Ruiz, Kim Dam-Johansen

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Abstract

Organic coatings have been widely applied for the protection of marine structures from corrosion. Usually, the coating systems for the marine environment are specified to last more than 20 years. However, degradation of the coating system starts already as it is commissioned and repair and maintenance are usually needed before the planned service lifetime of the structure. Rust creep is one of the most important criteria for the prequalification of an anti-corrosive coating system for offshore applications, as established in ISO 12944-9. This evaluation method is destructive in nature which means that one panel only gives one reading of rust creep because the coating beyond the rust area must be removed. Non-destructive methods allow for the evaluation of coating performance in an more efficient and cost-effective way where the same coated panel can be tested over time so that the early changes/breakdowns of the coatings and the propagation of the rust creep can be detected and monitored, which will lead to a better understanding of the mechanism behind. In this present work, three methods based on ISO 12944-9, optical 3D Profilometry and Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM) for the rust creep assessment are compared and results show that the optical 3D Profilometry and SAM can act as the non-destructive test methods providing more efficient and accurate rust creep evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 European Technical Coatings Congress - Auditorium Maximum, Krakow, Poland
Duration: 12 Jul 202214 Jul 2022
https://etcc2022.org/

Conference

Conference2022 European Technical Coatings Congress
LocationAuditorium Maximum
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityKrakow
Period12/07/202214/07/2022
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