chapter  14
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The Selection of Coating Systems

The selection of the most suitable system of corrosion protection for a specifie situation is not necessarily a simple matter. Many factors may be involved in the selection process and the final choice may well be a compromise. In particular the following information must be considered:

(i) The conditions that have to be resisted by the chosen system, e.g. immersed sea conditions. (ii) The ability of the various systems to resist such conditions,

(iii) For coatings able to provide the necessary protection, the nature of other problems that have to be considered to provide an economic solution.