Coatings Management Program

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Taking Action Now Can Extend the Life of Paint Coatings

Paint failure is not a linear relationship! Generally, the first two-thirds of a coating’s life cycle is without failure followed by an exponential failure relationship in the final third. The key to protective coating asset optimization is touching up or oven-coating the asset in the early phase of the exponential failure. Performing preventative maintenance within this window of opportunity can reduce painting cost dramatically due to the minimal amount of surface preparation required. Controlling corrosion in a planned systematic cost-effective fashion is the goal of a Coatings Management Program.

The basic elements of a Coatings Management Program include:

  • Quantity and condition survey of existing installed coatings
  • Evaluation of existing coating systems and their exposure level
  • Define painting unit assets
  • Prepare long term budgets and coating work priorities
  • Define and plan specific work activities
  • Apply coating systems as planned and specified, under quality program controls
  • Maintain oversight and inspection of installed coatings
  • Perform scheduled coating system maintenance and replacement