Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning

Proficiency in Basic Corrosion Management Principles

Assist with developing specifications for testing requirements, inspection procedures, and planning for maintenance programs,

  • Consider impacts of industrial processes in material selection
  • Identify testing requirements, quality control, and quality assurance levels
  • Select best coating materials
  • Execute oversight requirements for QA/QC processes
  • Conduct maintenance program inspections

High performance coatings are a key element of corrosion prevention and control planning

Implementing standard procedures for design phase, inspection during construction phase, and monitoring during service life will maximize the effectiveness of protective coatings for corrosion prevention of infrastructure and assets. The NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1, Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning joint standard covers program management, engineering, life-cycle logistics, test and evaluation, budget/funding and procurement/contracting.

The Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning (CPC) services are focused on integrating the essential protective coatings components with the overall facilities CPC. The standard listed (for reference only) will detail all aspects of the planning task. An official citation of the standards and links can be found in the Reference tables. This is an overview of all available services which apply to a wide range of projects. A specific scope of work can be created according to individual project details. Please see Contact if more information is needed.

Assist with protective coatings elements of corrosion planning, project management, construction phase, and maintenance programs.

Consider Local Environmental Severity Impacts & Expertise Input
Engage CPC Expertise
Consider Impacts of Industrial Processes and Contaminants in Material Selection
Select Active CPC (e.g. Cathodic Protection) Where Appropriate
Develop Project Plan & Documentation
Establish Budget Requirements for Project Documentation & Submission

Understanding that corrosion can have a profound impact on maintenance costs, reliability, safety, appearance, and the ultimate service life of physical assets. Corrosion must be carefully considered in all facets of the design, acquisition, construction, and asset-management processes including storing assets for future recommissioning.
NACE Corrosion Process Classification Framework (CMPCF), APQC American Productivity & Quality Center, NACE International Institute

Insert criteria requirements into SOW/RFP
Leverage WBDG.ORG Criteria to Establish Contract Requirements
Identify Testing Requirements, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance Levels & Include in RFP/SOW
Select CPC Requirement Level Associated with Contract Type
Review of Contractor’s Proposal to Ensure Requirement in CPC 

Sequencing construction work to ensure corrosion protection systems are installed at the proper stage of construction. For example, some structures or equipment may need protective coatings prior to assembly so that areas that later become inaccessible (e.g. faying surfaces) are properly protected. Also, corrosion protection systems, such as cathodic protection, may need to be installed during a certain stage of construction.NACE Corrosion Process Classification Framework (CMPCF), APQC American Productivity & Quality Center, NACE International Institute

CPC Requirement in Design Kickoff Discussion
Include Environmental Severity Impacts in the Design
Address High Sustainment Components Requirements
Select Best LCC Material, Coatings, Active CPC Systems & Geometries
Consider Risk Assessment/Service Life Where Appropriate
Address Technology Integration Requirements During Editing of Criteria
Modify & Edit Criteria and Specifications to Include CPC Requirements

Realize that corrosion has a potential major impact on the safety, reliability, appearance, required maintenance, and ultimate service life of physical assets. Corrosion, and cost-effective methods for its control, should be carefully considered throughout the design process. Applicable industry standards, and any available company “knowledge-based” specifications standards, good practices, or guidelines should be identified and used to guide to the design process.NACE Corrosion Process Classification Framework (CMPCF), APQC American Productivity & Quality Center, NACE International Institute

Discuss CPC During Construction Kickoff
Ensure that CPC is Considered & Survives Design Modifications and Deviations Process
Delineate & Execute Oversight Requirements in Cx, QA, QC Processes
Document CPC Features in As-Built Drawings and eOMSI
Conduct CPC Specific Operator Training
Ensure that Facility Turnover Includes Discussion of CPC Features

Quality control should be Integrating quality control to the construction or manufacturing process and qualified inspections made at critical hold points prior to proceeding to subsequent stages of construction. Quality control and assurance are critically important for corrosion protection systems because the opportunity to access systems for corrective action may be lost or diminished after construction or assembly. In addition, long delivery equipment, especially those of high performance alloy specialty equipment should be identified and considered to ensure no delays to the project schedule. Quality and experience fabricators for specialty equipment should also be identified up front.NACE Corrosion Process Classification Framework (CMPCF), APQC American Productivity & Quality Center, NACE International Institute

Develop CPC Preventative Maintenance Strategy
Conduct Inspection and Data Capture – Include Type and Extent of Corrosion, Component Material, Coating, Warranties, Age, and Maintenance History
Create & Conduct Maintenance Program, Including Regular Inspections
Follow Best Practice CPC Maintenance Planning and Work Scheduling
Ensure that CPC Management Supports Operations and Mission

Recognize an overlap between corrosion protection and appearance standards for an asset. Protective coatings, for example, are often the single most observable attribute affecting the visible and apparent condition of an asset. Assets with deteriorated coating systems may appear questionable and poorly maintained, regardless of the extent of corrosion. Standards defining acceptable conditions related to corrosion need to consider this issue. This also helps determine life cycle costs of equipment and provides justification for purchasing more reliable and probably more expensive equipment, making design changes and possibly process changes, too.NACE Corrosion Process Classification Framework (CMPCF), APQC American Productivity & Quality Center, NACE International Institute

Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning – NACE SP21412/SSPC-CPC 1

“Abstract: This new standard on corrosion prevention and control (CPC) planning is intended to support future CPC improvements to national acquisition and sustainment of equipment, systems, facilities, and infrastructure at an acceptable cost. It provides a standardized framework for a supplier’s plan to control corrosion of supplied products and structures. The standard is intended for use by public and private facility owners/acquisition agencies that require their suppliers to provide corrosion prevention and control procedures as a deliverable provided with the purchased product, installation, or system.” NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1, Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning, NACE International,


CPC planning is the most efficient method for effectively addressing and reducing the impact of corrosion at every stage of a product or facility’s lifecycle. This eCourse walks through the NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1 standard, diving into the key aspects of CPC planning for products and facilities. It covers: attributes that impact CPC planning; considerations for material selection and design to minimize corrosion; and items that should be addressed in CPC planning which affect CPC in design, fabrication and construction, operation and use, and maintenance and sustainability.

High-performance coatings. Third edition. New technology.  Reference tool for engineers, paint superintendents & maintenance personnel involved in the use of protective coatings to prevent corrosion. NACE E-BOOK
Product Number: 37599-E
ISBN: 1575902621
Author: C.G. Munger, Associate Author Louis D. Vincent
Publication Date: 2014
The latest edition of this classic text covers all aspects of the use of high-performance coatings. The third edition covers the significant increase in new technology in the coatings industry since the publication of the second edition in 1999. The book is a comprehensive reference tool for engineers, paint superintendents, maintenance personnel, and others involved in the use of protective coatings to prevent corrosion on all structures and in all industries and environments.

IMPACT Breaks New Ground in The Study of Corrosion Management
Over past decades there have been significant studies in various parts of the world on the cost of corrosion and how it affects a country’s economy. NACE International—The Worldwide Corrosion Authority releases the 2016 IMPACT study to examine the current role of corrosion management in industry and government and establish best practices. This site provides full access to the report’s content, including valuable tools for companies to implement an effective Corrosion Management System Framework, benchmark their current practices with other organizations worldwide, and learn how to optimize the safety and lifetime of critical assets.

IMPACT PLUS is a one-of-a-kind, innovative product that enables asset owners to validate corrosion control actions by business impact and maintain a successful corrosion management plan.
It does this through a robust suite of technical and business tools housed in a single online portal that

  • aids in the communication and company-wide understanding of corrosion management activity information;
  • helps measure and benchmark current practices; and
  • assists organizations monitor, manage, and ultimately improve their corrosion management activities.

It is designed to advance corrosion management performance across all industry sectors from pipelines and bridges, to maritime and defense systems, and beyond.

The Corrosion Management Process Classification Framework (CMPCF) – A straightforward process for use in identifying corrosion management gaps that could lead to the reduced lifecycle of assets due to mechanical, integrity, or human error

Welcome to Infrastructure Insights! This triannual digital publication focuses on infrastructure assets and materials that are prone to corrosion. Infrastructure Insights provides pertinent information such as an educational course schedule, an infrastructure books list, and a list of reports, standards, and test methods pertaining to the industry.


Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Corrosion Planning, and if you would like to learn more about the NACE Certified Inspector Program see the Information page.