SSPC SP 6
Commercial Blast Cleaning
|Publication Date:||1 January 2007|
This joint standard covers the use of blast cleaning abrasives to achieve a defined degree of cleaning of steel surfaces prior to the application of a protective coating or lining system. This standard is intended for use by coating or lining specifiers, applicators, inspectors, or others who may be responsible for defining a standard degree of surface cleanliness.
The focus of this standard is commercial blast cleaning. White metal blast cleaning, near-white metal blast cleaning, industrial blast cleaning, and brush-off blast cleaning are addressed in separate standards.
Commercial blast cleaning provides a greater degree of cleaning than industrial blast cleaning (SSPC-SP 14/NACE No. 81) but less than near-white metal blast cleaning (SSPCSP 10/NACE No. 22).
Commercial blast cleaning is used when the objective is to remove all visible oil, grease, dust, dirt, mill scale, rust, coating, oxides, corrosion products, and other foreign matter, leaving staining or shadows on no more than 33 percent of each unit area of surface.