Coal-Tar Protective Coatings and Linings for Steel Water Pipelines - Enamel and Tape - Hot Applied
|Publication Date:||20 January 2002|
This standard provides the requirements for coal-tar protective exterior coatings and interior linings used in the potable water supply industry for buried steel water pipelines.
Sections 4.3 through 4.5 and Sec. 4.8 cover the requirements for hot-applied, coal-tar enamel and its exterior and interior application to pipe, special sections, connections, fittings, and field procedures. Section 4.6 covers the requirements for hot-applied, coal-tar base tapes for application to special sections, connections, and fittings. Section 4.7 presents alternative coal-tar coating systems, wraps, and procedures for external coating systems that provide additional coating protection for use in severe trench locations.
All AWWA steel pipe coating standards are written for and based on the service temperature of potable water. For operating temperatures higher than the normal temperature of potable water, consult the manufacturer for recommendations concerning temperature limitations for coal-tar protective coatings and linings.
Storage conditions. Because aboveground and environmental conditions vary, the purchaser should consult the manufacturer as to type of coating that is recommended for the specific anticipated storage conditions, including the necessity for ultraviolet-light protection.
Government regulations. The purchaser (or the constructor) shall determine that no portion of this standard is in conflict with any existing government regulations.
Safety and environmental considerations. The components of the coating system may contain skin irritants and may be flammable. Precautions should be taken to protect against these hazards and to comply with the manufacturer's recommendations concerning the use and handling of the components.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the requirements for coal-tar protective coatings and linings for steel water pipelines - enamel and tape - hot applied, including materials, application, verification, and delivery.
This standard can be referenced in specifications for hot-applied coal-tar protective coatings and linings of steel water pipelines. The stipulations of this standard apply when this document has been referenced and then only to protective coatings and linings of steel water pipelines with hot-applied coal-tar enamel systems and to hot-applied coal-tar tape on the exterior of special sections,