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NACE International: The Corrosion Society

NACE International, founded as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards focusing on the prevention of corrosion, a major issue concerning many far-flung industries. Headquartered in Houston, United States, NACE standards are used by over 22,000 members in over 100 countries. NACE also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAGs (United States Technical Advisory Group) to two subcommittees in ISO/TC 35 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee). Standards from NACE are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/NACE Standard MR0103/ISO 17945-1:2015

Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries - Metallic materials resistant to sulfide stress cracking in corrosive petroleum refining environments

Establishes material requirements for resistance to SSC in sour petroleum refining and related processing environments containing H2S either as a gas or dissolved in an aqueous (liquid water) phase with or without the presence of hydrocarbon. This International Standard does not include and is not intended to include design specifications. Other forms of wet H2S cracking, environmental cracking, corrosion, and other modes of failure are outside the scope of this International Standard. It is intended to be used by refiners, equipment manufacturers, engineering contractors, and construction contractors.

ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 - 2015 SET

ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156, Petroleum and natural gas industries - Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production (includes parts 1, 2, and 3)

This standard describes general principles and gives requirements and recommendations for the selection and qualification of metallic materials for service in equipment used in oil and gas production and in natural gas sweetening plants in H2S-containing environments, where the failure of such equipment can pose a risk to the health and safety of the public and personnel or to the environment.

ANSI/NACE TM0284-2016

Evaluation of Pipeline and Pressure Vessel Steels for Resistance to Hydrogen-Induced Cracking

This standard establishes a test method for evaluating the resistance of pipeline and pressure vessel steels to HIC caused by hydrogen absorption from aqueous sulfide corrosion.


Commercial Blast Cleaning. Reaffirmed in 2006.

This joint standard covers the use of blast cleaning abrasives to achieve a defined degree of cleaning of steel surfaces prior to the application of a protective coating or lining system. The focus of this standard is commercial blast cleaning, which removes all visible oil, grease, dust, dirt, mill scale, rust, coating, oxides, corrosion products, and other foreign matter, leaving staining or shadows on no more than 33% of each unit area of surface. The requirements presented include the end condition of the surface and materials and procedures necessary to achieve and verify the end condition. This standard is maintained jointly by the SSPC and NACE Task Group 006.


Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification

Provides criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and skills required of an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings. This standard may be used for certification of Application Specialists for other substrates or conditions, as considered appropriate by facility owners, contractors, or certifying agencies.

NACE No. 6/SSPC-SP 13-2018

Surface Preparation of Concrete

This NACE International/SSPC joint standard practice covers the preparation of concrete surfaces before the application of protective coating or lining systems. The standard includes two updated tables, Table 1 details classes of surface preparation, and Table 2 provides minimum acceptance criteria for concrete surfaces before coatings are applied and relevant test methods. The updated Appendix (nonmandatory) includes two additional tables, Table A1 provides typical surface properties of finished concrete, and Table A2 provides an extensive list of surface preparation methods for concrete surfaces. This standard should be used by specifiers, applicators, inspectors, and others who are responsible for defining a standard degree of cleanliness, strength, profile, and dryness of prepared concrete surfaces.

NACE TM0497-2018

Measurement Techniques Related to Criteria for Cathodic Protection on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems

This standard test method provides descriptions of the measurement techniques and cautionary measures most commonly used on underground and submerged piping other than offshore piping to determine whether a specific criterion has been met at a test site. This standard contains instrumentation and general measurement guidelines. It includes methods for voltage drop considerations when structure-to-electrolyte potential measurements are made and provides guidance to minimize incorrect data from being collected and used. This standard is maintained by Task Group 020.

NACE TM0172-2015

Determining Corrosive Properties of Insoluble Petroleum Product Pipeline Cargoes

This standard provides a procedure for conducting a test to determine the corrosive properties of gasoline and distillate fuels in preparation for transport through a pipeline. Also included is information on test specimen preparation, equipment, and a system for rating the test specimens. This standard is maintained by Task Group 382.


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