We are upgrading the Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings and would value your input.

The second edition of WSA 201:2020 Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings Version 2.2 has been prepared to take account of the experiences of asset owners that have adopted the Manual. Advice and comments have also been provided by a small number of practitioners as well as contract and asset managers. The Second edition of the Manual now contains a new supplementary section has been added to list any participating Water Agency variations and additions to WSA 201. The supplement also allows participating Water Agency’s to list approved protective coating products and recommended colour scheme for painting assets and equipment.

eBook codes/manuals

WSAA has recently changed to an eBook format for the latest editions of our codes and manuals. eBook users benefit from increased interactivity through technical diagrams and pop-up definitions, efficient navigation, quick and easy discovery of content, editing tools such as bookmarks, notes and highlighting, and the ability to send instant feedback straight to the Association. Viewing codes, standards and manuals on any device, especially smartphones or tablets, will improve access for practitioners in the field. It also ensures users are viewing the most up to date versions.

Have your say

As this is a minor amendment to the previous version of WSA 201, we are giving you the opportunity to provide your feedback. The public consultation period is open now until Wednesday 28 October 2020.

How do I view the public consultation draft?

The draft Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings eBook is available here.

How do I make a submission?

Submissions on the draft Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings eBook can be entered directly into the eBook. You will need to sign up and register before you can make any submissions using the notes functions. Refer to the attached document ‘Factsheet - Adding Comment to WSAA Codes.

Submissions must be received by 5 pm AEDT on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

What will happen next?

Once the public consultation period has concluded, the WSAA Project Team will consider the submissions received and amend the Manual as deemed appropriate.

It is envisaged that the WSA 201:2020 Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings, Second Edition, Version 2.2 will be finalised and ready for publication on the 30th November 2020. The Second Edition, Version 2.2 of WSA 201:2020 Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings will be published as an eBook only, and will be available for purchase via the WSAA shop. WSAA is notify existing registered purchasers of this manual when their complementary ebook Manual has been added to their My products on the WSAA website. There will be no additional cost for those that have previously purchased this manual.

1 Oct 2020

Carl Radford

Carl Radford

Program Manager Asset Creation