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Recommended practices available for detecting discontinuities in coating systems
Keywords NACE, Standards, Coatings
NACE has recently revised its standard for detecting discontinuities in coating systems on conductive substrates. RP0188-99 Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of Protective Coatings on Conductive Substrates - Technically revised
1999, this standard recommended practice provides a procedure for electrical detection of minute discontinuities in coating systems that are liquid-applied to conductive substrates other than pipelines. Procedures are described for determining discontinuities using two types of test equipment:
low-voltage wet sponge; and
high-voltage spark testers.
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