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Maintenance coating is an important part of any meaningful asset-preservation strategy in facilities producing pulp and paper and other chemicals. This article discusses maintenance coating for carbon steel structures and process equipment exposed to normal external pulp and paper mill atmospheric conditions. The important requirements and standards for surface preparation are emphasized and common issues encountered in maintenance coating projects are described.

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R.A. Nixon, D. Bennett, Guidelines for Maintenance Coating of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills, Protective Organic Coatings, Vol 5B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Kenneth B. Tator, ASM International, 2015, p 422–437,

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