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Glossary

 

Glossary 

 

 

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Anode

An Anode is an area on the steel surface which is MOST at risk to corroding

 

Aesthetics

Perceived beauty or good taste of an object.

Abrasion-resistant coatings

Ability of a coating to resist scraping or general wearing.

 

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Brand

The trademark that identifies our products, and ourselves.

Binder

Element of the coating that ensures the different components of the coating bind together and to the substrate.

Biocide free

Free of any chemical agents that could potentially kill living organisms.

Bio fouling

Growth of living organisms upon substrates such as oil rig legs.

 

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Cellulosic

Type of Fire typically fuelled by wood or paper.

Cathode

A Cathode is an area on the steel surface which is LEAST at risk to corroding.

Corrosion

Breakdown of substrate material due to chemical reaction between water and oxygen.  Usually resulting in Rust.

Chemical adhesion

Chemical bond formed between two materials. 

Contaminates

Waste materials that pollute substrates and coatings.

 

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Ecotech

Ecotech is a global initiative by International Protective Coatings which supports the promotion of more environmentally friendly coatings.

Electrolyte

Substance (Liquid) that can conduct electricity.

 

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FROSIO

Norwegian Professional council for education and certification of inspectors for surface treatment.

Formulation

Process where Resins, Pigments and Binders are combined to form a unique coating.

Fouling

The build up of living organisms.

Fabrication

The building of machines and structures from various raw materials.

 

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Gloss retention

Ability of a coating to retain its level of gloss.

 

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HSE

Health, Safety and Environment.

Hydrocarbon

Type of fire typically fuelled by Chemicals, Oil or Gas.

Hydro-electric

Electricity generated by Water flow.

Holistic coating solutions

Coating solutions that cover all your needs.

 

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Intumescent

Coating that swells when exposed to heat.

IMO PSPC

International Maritime Organisation -‘Performance Standard for

Protective Coatings. 

Interplan

International Protective coatings proprietary IT plant maintenance system.

Interspec

International Protective coatings proprietary IT Quotation and specification system.

 

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Jet Fire

High pressure release of Ignited Gas or Hydrocarbon which

create a highly erosive jet flame.

 

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Metallic Pathway

Steel surface which connects Anode to a cathode.

M&R

Maintenance and repair.

Mechanical adhesion

How the coating bonds with the substrate by “locking” in to voids in the surface.

 

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NACE

National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

 

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Oneplace

International Protective Coatings Customer relationship management (CRM) tool.

 

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PCSS

International Protective coatings proprietary IT Protective Coatings Sales Support systems.

Planned maintenance

Pre determined downtime of a facility or asset for maintenance and repair.

Polyurethane finishes

Versatile polymer technology that allows for low temperate fast drying and simple application.

Pigment

Solid insoluble powder or particle which is dispersed in to the liquid resin and solvent which has various functions.

 

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Revenue loss

Potential loss of income. 

 

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Splash-zone

Area of a structure that is regularly in contact with sea or other water source.

Solvent

Most commonly a carbon based liquid that dissolves liquid, solid or semi solid resin component of coatings.

Specification

Document outlining the coatings systems required to protect the client’s assets.  

Substrate

Steel, Metal or other material which the coating is protecting.

 

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Thinner

Usually a solvent used to thin out coatings.

Two Pack

Coatings requiring two components to chemically react with each other to cure.

 

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VOC

Volatile Organic Compound. 

 

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