What is Norsok M-501?
M-501 Surface Preparation and Protective Coating.
This NORSOK standard gives the requirements for the selection of coating materials, surface preparation, application procedures and inspection for protective coatings to be applied during the construction and installation of offshore installations and associated facilities.
This NORSOK standard cover paints, metallic coatings and application of spray-on passive fire protective coatings.
The aim of this NORSOK standard is to obtain a coating system, which ensures
- Optimal protection of the installation with a minimum need for maintenance
- That the coating system is maintenance friendly
- That the coating system is application friendly
- That health, safety and environmental impacts are evaluated and documented.