The Australian urban water industry utilises protective coatings to provide corrosion protection to structures, equipment and network infrastructure. Many of these applications are in aggressive environments where long term protection is required.
This Manual has been developed to consolidate current industry “best practice” and covers the technical requirements for the selection, supply, surface preparation, application, inspection and repair of protective coating systems on new and existing Water Agency facilities and network infrastructure. It may also be applicable to similar asset where corrosion protection is integral to good asset management. It is not intended to inhibit innovation. It does not purport to address all asset management situations and/or options.
The Manual refers to, and should be used in conjunction with, relevant Australian and International Standards, other documentation issued by the product suppliers. Together they facilitate the development of integrated specifications for the Design and Applicator.