Thermal-spray standards in the United States are developed by several professional societies that include American Society for Testing and Measurement (ASTM) for test & measurements methods and composition specifications; American Welding Society (AWS) for feedstock, equipment acceptance, application process, training & certification; American Water Works Association (AWWA) for thermal-sprayed zinc as potable water tank lining; International Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) for corrosion protection processes and inspection; and Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) for test & measurement methods, application specification & inspection in regards to protective coatings for the protection of steel. This paper provides information on various standards set by these bodies.

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