Master Painters Institute Announces New Product Standards for Specialized Department of Defense Facilities
The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a division of the NACE International Institute, announces the completion of product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exterior steel systems, and waterfront steel structures. MPI was contracted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to establish the product standards.
The new MPI 500 Series Standards are for use in numerous aspects of work involving specialized Department of Defense (DoD) Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) facilities. Initial testing is now complete, and two of the six standards are available to purchase via the MPI Store:
MPI # 500 Epoxy, Interior Steel Fuel Tank Coating, Primer
MPI # 501 Epoxy, Interior Steel Fuel Tank Coating, Contrast Topcoat
Coating manufacturers can submit products for approval beginning in May 2019.
Following is a description of the new standards:
System MPI# 500 and 501 standards are for interior carbon-steel fuel tanks. This commercial standard is similar to MIL-PRF-4556, “Coating Kit, Epoxy, for Interior of Steel Fuel Tanks,” which was canceled in 2011. Standard MPI# 505 is for interior welded fuel tanks. Standard MPI# 510 is for exterior welded fuel tanks. System MPI# 515 and 516 is designed for waterfront steel structures.
|500 & 501 (system)
||Epoxy, Interior Steel Fuel Tank Coating, Primer and Contrast Topcoat
||Low VOC, Two-Coat Polysulfide Modified Novolac Epoxy
||Zero-VOC, Self-Priming, Splash Zone Coating (SZC)
|515 & 516 (2 coat system)
||Non-Zinc Epoxy Barrier Coating, Flexible
Fluoropolyurethane, Steel Structure Exterior, Topcoat
For more information about the new standards or to submit an application for these new MPI categories, contact Terrance Mayes