Corrosion protection

Durability is an important issue to consider when designing and detailing steel bridges. Various protection systems are currently available, and paint technology is advancing at a rapid pace.

Optimum protection treatments for a given environment combines appropriate surface preparation, suitable coating materials, required durability and minimum cost.

An encyclopedia style resource, has been developed by Tata Steel, the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to provide information on a wide range of topics relevant to steel construction.

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