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Materials System Specification

09-SAMSS-035 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4) Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee

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Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 Scope............................................................. 2 Conflicts and Deviations................................. 2 References..................................................... 3 General Requirements................................... 4 Qualification Tests and Requirements........... 4 Packaging Requirements............................... 8

Previous Issue: 11 August 2007 Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin Primary contact: Nujaim, Salah A. on 966-3-8734172
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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

Scope This Specification establishes the mandatory requirements for qualifying individual coating products for use in Saudi Aramco's approved protective coating system APCS-4. It shall be used when any of the following situations occur: 1.1 Initial Product Approval This specification shall be given to coating manufacturers, or other vendors of coating products, that wish to obtain initial approval for products that have not previously been qualified for use by Saudi Aramco. 1.2 Purchase Requisitions/Purchase Orders This specification shall be attached to Purchase Requisitions or Purchase Orders when those documents address the procurement of coating products that have not been previously qualified for use by Saudi Aramco. This specification does not apply and should not be included with Purchase orders or requisitions for coating products that have been previously qualified per this specification. This specification should also not be included with purchase orders or requisitions for coated items or equipment when a Saudi Aramco approved protective coating system has been specified. 1.3 Periodic Product Compliance Checks This specification shall be used for periodic product compliance checks on previously approved coatings. It shall be given to the organization conducting the compliance tests.

Conflicts and Deviations 2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs), Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Consulting Services Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Consulting Services Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2

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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

References The selection of material and equipment, and the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of equipment and facilities covered by this specification shall comply with the latest edition of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted. a) b) 3.1 The date of the Purchase Order. The date testing is begun when there is no Purchase order. Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standard SAES-H-101 APCS-4 Approved Protective Coating Systems, Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating

Saudi Aramco Materials System Specification 09-SAMSS-060 3.2 Industry Codes and Standards American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM A36 ASTM B117 ASTM D610 ASTM D660 ASTM D661 ASTM D714 ASTM D1640 ASTM D1654 ASTM D1849 ASTM E903 Carbon Structural Steel Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints Evaluating Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paints Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints Drying, Curing or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments Package Stability of Paint Solar Reflectance
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Packaging Requirements for Coatings

Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

National Association of Corrosion Engineers NACE TM0375 Impact Abrasion Resistance by Falling Dry Sand

The Society for Protective Coatings SP6 PA2 Vis 1 Swedish Standards Institute SIS 05 5900 Sa 2 4 General Requirements 4.1 4.2 For purposes of this specification the Buyer's Representative shall be the Responsible Standardization Agency (RSA). In order to qualify a coating system as acceptable under this specification, the coating supplier shall submit a certified test report documenting that the proposed coating system meets the qualification tests and requirements of this SAMSS. Preparation and testing shall be performed and/or witnessed by an independent laboratory or inspection agency. The coating testing reports shall be submitted to the Saudi Aramco RSA for review. The RSA shall decide if the data presented by the Supplier satisfies all the requirements to process the approval. RSA shall request further assurance tests if deemed necessary for the approval. All initial product qualification tests shall be carried out at no cost to Saudi Aramco. Thorough Blast Cleaning Commercial Blast Cleaning Measurement of Dry Paint Thickness with Magnetic Gages Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for Painting Steel Structures

4.3

Qualification Tests and Requirements 5.1 Physical Property Tests 5.1.1 Package Stability of Paint Package stability shall be determined separately for the primer and the topcoat. When stored at 52 + 1C for 6 months in accordance with ASTM D1849, the sample(s) shall meet the following requirements: a. b. Weight Loss - 0 Skinning, Pressure or Corrosion - 10
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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

c. d. 5.1.2

Settling - 6 or better Grains, lumps or streaks - 8 or better

Solar Reflectant The solar reflectance of the top-coat aluminum shall not be less than 65% as test in accordance with ASTM E903.

5.1.3

Spray Properties Spray properties shall be determined separately for the primer and the topcoat. The primer shall be spray applied to a vertical surface at the wet film thickness corresponding to a dry film thickness between 40 and 50 microns. The topcoat shall be spray applied to a separate vertical surface at the wet film thickness corresponding to a dry film thickness between 25 and 40 microns. The freshly sprayed coatings shall show no tendency to orange peel, sag, creep or run.

5.1.4

Brushing Properties Brushing properties shall be determined separately for the primer and the topcoat. Each coating shall be brush applied to a vertical surface. The freshly applied coatings shall brush easily, possess good leveling properties, provide uniform coverage and good hiding, and show no running or sagging tendencies.

5.1.5

Drying Times When tested in accordance with ASTM D1640, the dry times is shown in Table 1. Table 1 Drying Times
Set To Touch Minimum a. Fast Dry Primer b. Standard Primer c. Topcoat 5 min. 30 min. 1 hr. Maximum 15 min. 2 hrs. 4 hrs. Dry Through Minimum Maximum 2 hrs. 16 hrs. 16 hrs.

5.2

Performance Tests 5.2.1 Steel Panel Preparation 5.2.1.1 Test panels shall be ASTM A36 hot rolled Steel approximately
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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

100 mm X 150 mm. Prior to preparing the surface, the condition of the test panel shall be equivalent to SSPC-Guide to Vis 1 Rust Grade A, Adherent Mill Scale. The minimum thickness of the test panel shall be 5 mm. 5.2.1.2 The Test panels shall be abrasive blast cleaned to a commercial degree of cleanliness as defined by SSPC-SP6 and SIS 05 5900 Sa 2.

5.2.2

Coating Application 5.2.2.1 The primer shall be mixed, applied and cured in strict accordance with the Vendor's recommendations. The primer shall be applied in at least two coats at a maximum dry film thickness of 50 microns per coat. The total dry film thickness of the primer shall be a minimum of 85 microns. Dry film thickness shall be measured and recorded in accordance with SSPC-PA2. After allowing the primer to cure for the minimum amount of time recommended by the Vendor before overcoating, the topcoat shall be mixed, applied, and cured in strict accordance with the Vendor's recommendations. The topcoat shall be applied in one or more coats at a maximum dry film thickness of 40 microns. The final dry film thickness of the primer and topcoat shall be a minimum of 125 microns and a maximum of 180 microns. Dry film thickness shall be measured in accordance with SSPC-PA2.

5.2.2.2

5.2.3

Coating Compatibility After the topcoated panels have been allowed to cure for 48 hours there shall be no evidence of wrinkling, blistering, lifting, or other signs of incompatibility.

5.2.4

Adhesion Prepare two panels in accordance with 5.2.1 and apply the complete coating system in accordance with 5.2.2. Allow these panels to completely cure in accordance with the dry through times in section 5.1.4. Score a line through to the metal across the width of the film using a sharp pointed knife. The film shall then be taped perpendicular to and across the score line with water resistant, pressure sensitive, 2 mm wide, adhesive tape. The tape shall be pressed in firm contact with the film and shall extend approximately 25 mm on each side of the score
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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

line. Allow approximately ten seconds for the test area to return to room temperature. Grasp a free end of the tape and at a rapid speed, strip it from the specimen by pulling the tape back upon itself at 180 degrees. No more than 1.5 mm of paint shall be removed from the primer and/or the metal on either side of the score line. 5.2.5 Aged Overcoating Two panels shall be prepared in accordance with 5.2.1 and primed in accordance with 5.2.2.1. After the panels have completely cured in accordance with the dry through times in section 5.1.4 they shall be placed in an oven for seven days at 82 + 2C. The panels shall then be removed from the oven and allowed to condition in laboratory environment for 24 hours. The topcoat(s) shall then be applied in accordance with 5.2.2.2. Adhesion tests shall be performed per paragraph 5.2.4. No more than 1.5 mm of topcoat shall be removed from either side of the score line. 5.2.6 Salt Fog Performance Prepare two panels in accordance with 5.2.1 and apply the complete coating system in accordance with 5.2.2. Scribe the fully cured coating system in accordance with ASTM D1654 and expose in a salt fog cabinet in accordance with ASTM B117, Salt Spray (Fog) Testing. This procedure shall be continued until the test panels are exposed for 750 hours in the salt fog cabinet. At the conclusion of the test, the coating shall be evaluated for and shall meet the Table 2 criteria. Table 2 - Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
Standard ASTM D714, Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paint ASTM D660, Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paint ASTM D661, Evaluating Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paint ASTM D610, Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces ASTM D1654, Standard Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments NACE TM0375, Impact Abrasion Resistance by Falling Dry Sand 8F No Checking No Cracking 9 Rust creep from the scribe shall not exceed 2.5 mm. Not more than 5% of the total average thickness be removed. Acceptable Rating

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Document Responsibility: Paints and Coatings Standards Committee 09-SAMSS-035 Issue Date: 22 June 2011 Qualification Requirements for Next Planned Update: 11 August 2012 Aluminum-Pigmented Alkyd Coating System (APCS-4)

Packaging Requirements Coatings shall be packaged in accordance with 09-SAMSS-060.

11 August 2007 22 June 2011

Revision Summary Revised the next planned update. Reaffirmed the contents of the document, and reissued with editorial changes. Editorial revision to remove the committee members list.

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