The IGN provides general guidelines on the use of polymeric anti-corrosion coatings. It covers the selection of appropriate coatings and the design, packaging & handling of coated products. It complements WIS 4-52-01 for polymeric anti-corrosion (barrier) coatings.
One of more ‘Common Editorial Caveats’ apply – see ‘WIS & IGN Library / Navigation & Caveats’ for details.
Based on the Standards Board’s enquiries of stakeholders (British Coatings Federation & BSI Committee PSE/10 – Autumn 2021) the consensus view is that the existing document would benefit from updating to reflect new classes of coatings and take out old ones no longer used.
Epoxy coating of ductile iron pipes products & accessories products is now covered by BS EN 14901: 2014; and protection of steel tubes and fittings for onshore and offshore pipelines is covered by BS EN 10310: 2003 so the IGN is not relevant for these materials. However PSE/10 members noted the IGN is still referred to in a large number of current tenders for these products.
The IGN may still have relevance for other materials (e.g. aluminium products).
The Board has therefore initiated (January 2022) a review of the IGN’s continuing relevance and currency.