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ICORR NE - Developments in the ISO12944 & ISO 20340 Coatings Specifications
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:15 – 19:30 BST
Asset owners require longer and longer life spans from coating systems to reduce the ever increasing costs associated with properly maintaining a structure.
The coatings industry strives to meet this challenge through the introduction of new coatings and application technology. Current standards must also evolve to ensure innovations are tested and recognised for the added value the can provide.
We are excited to be holding a presentation that will give you a look into the future of two of the most important standards used today for selecting a protective coating system.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 27th of April around 6/6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
Food and drinks will be provided.
International Standards for Development of Anticorrosive Paint Specifications ( ISO 12944 / ISO 20340)
This standard will present an overview of the ISO standards process and how it filters down to users via the national standards body ( e.g. BSI) and trade associations such as the British Coatings Federation and CEPE.
There are two standards currently under revision, which have particular relevance to the corrosion protection paint industry :
BS EN ISO 12944 - Paints and Varnishes - Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures by Protective Paint Systems
ISO 20340 - Paints and Varnishes - Performance Requirements for Protective Paint Systems for Offshore and Related Structures
The presentation will outline the structure of the current editions of the standard and highlight the key areas where there have been some anomalies between the two documents. Work has been underway for three years at ISO working groups to merge and revise the standards, in order to extend their scope to include higher durability systems and refine the laboratory performance testing requirements.
The revised standards have now reached a stage where they are to be published in early 2017 as drafts for public comment; therefore it is crucial that the industry is aware of the proposals for change.
Malcolm Morris is a technical manager at Sherwin-Williams; the second largest global paint manufacturer (Protective & Marine EMEA Division - formerly Leigh’s Paints) based in Bolton.
Malcolm started as a chemist with Leigh’s 1978, in a career based mainly in R&D and technical service; but now having qualified in terms of age, experience and receding grey hair as an ‘old fart’, has taken on a broad role in supporting technical and commercial colleagues within the business, as well as customer facing technical support and training. He has active involvement with the British Coatings Federation, and sits on several British and ISO standards committees.
Malcolm is a Professional member of ICorr, Fellow of Oil & Colour Chemists Association, and a NACE Level 3 coatings inspector.
Outside of work his interests include supporting various under-achieving sports teams, gardening, walking, photography & attempting to keep vaguely fit. His chemical background has also developed special interest in the processes of fermentation and distillation.
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