AMPP Standards

AMPP Standards drive our industry

Contribute, learn, and influence global industry consensus standards

Our standards enable commerce, facilitate agreement between buyers and sellers, assist in meeting regulatory requirements, and define methods of testing. AMPP corrosion and coatings standards fill the standardization needs of industries, with a focus on the impact of emerging technologies, new materials and capabilities, and regulatory requirements.

Standards Committees (SCs) provide professionals with a platform for sharing subject matter expertise, expanding and enhancing their professional footprint, and making an impact on technology and industry. AMPP SCs are responsible for the generation, publishing, and maintenance of all AMPP products that require a consensus-driven process.

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Why join a standards committee?

Joining a standards committee helps you and your employer through exposure, industry connections, and learnings. Reasons to join a standards committee include:

Networking and collaboration – work with peers, global subject matter experts, manufacturers, government agencies, and consumers

Building up your resume – strengthen your leadership skills through participation, leadership opportunities also available

Creating and developing standards – help develop international consensus standards that protect assets, people, and the environment from the effects of corrosion

Supporting and influencing the industry – help to create industry best practices used in the field

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Join an AMPP Standards Committee in 3 steps

  1. Create a profile on ampp.org

    Create a new account or login into your existing AMPP account.

    AMPP membership is not required.

  2. Choose your role

    Producer: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that represents the services covered in the SC scope.

    User: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that purchases or uses materials, product systems, or services.

    General Interest: A member whose technical views are drawn from an organization that cannot be classified as either a Producer or a User.

  3. Start making a difference

    Help develop standards that protect assets, people, and the environment from the effects of corrosion.

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Latest news

AMPP Signs Joint Standards Development Agreement

AMPP Signs Joint Standards Development Agreement with National Insulation Association

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and the National Insulation Association (NIA) have formalized a partnership with the signing of a Joint Standards Development Agreement by AMPP CEO Alan Thomas and NIA's Executive Vice President and CEO Michele Jones at the AMPP Annual Conference and Expo, aiming to establish a unified mechanical insulation standards program.
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AMPP Guide 21569-2024

Announcing the publication of AMPP Guide 21569-2024, Guidance on Implementing Corrosion Control Methodologies to Align with New PHMSA Regulatory Procedures

In August 2022, PHMSA revised the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the safety of onshore gas transmission pipelines (PHMSA Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 2137-AF39 – Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: Repair Criteria, Integrity Management Improvement, Cathodic Protection, Management of Change, and Other Related Amendments). The regulation is expected to reduce the frequency and consequences of failures and incidents involving onshore gas natural gas transmission pipelines through early detection of threats to pipeline integrity, including those resulting from corrosion or extreme weather events. Additionally, revisions to the regulation address several other areas, including managing change processes, corrosion control, and criteria to repair pipelines.

AMPP Guide 21569 will assist pipeline operations with implementing corrosion control methodology required by the regulation. This document provides industry consensus on how to implement the new regulations. In addition to corrosion control, this guide addresses some operations, maintenance, and integrity management sections of the new regulation. Since operating companies need to incorporate the RIN 2 requirements into systems, processes, and procedures, this guide recommends procedures to comply with the new corrosion requirements using proven tools and techniques to monitor and protect these gas pipelines safely.

New AMPP Publications Style Manual:Standards - First Edition

The AMPP Publications Style Manual: Standards, First Edition will replace the NACE Publications Style Manual and the SSPC Standards Development Manual previously used for the development of AMPP/NACE/SSPC Standards documents. This new manual contains style guidelines for AMPP Standards Committee (SC) publications, whether printed or electronic, including word usage, punctuation, spelling, typography, arrangement, layout, format, and organization.

As of January 1, 2024, all AMPP Standards documents not already in balloting will follow the style and format of the new AMPP Publications Style Manual: Standards. The Staff Liaisons will assist with converting any in-progress draft to the new draft template when drafts are submitted to editing for pre-ballot review.

A copy of the AMPP Publications Style Manual: Standardsand training resources are available on the AMPP Standards Resources webpage

SC 26

New AMPP Standards Committee | SC 26 - Carbon Capture, Alternative Fuels, and Energy Storage

Developed by industry leaders, SC 26 sets the benchmark for materials protection and performance in carbon capture, utilization, and storage, as well as alternative fuel and energy storage technologies. AMPP is shaping a more sustainable future with comprehensive standards, guides, and technical reports covering Co2 transport, hydrogen, biofuels, and more.

Scope: Develops and maintains standards, guides, and reports related to materials protection and performance in carbon capture, utilization, and storage and in alternative fuel and energy storage technologies including hydrogen, biofuels, non-fossil and low-carbon fuels, thermal and chemical energy storage, and related technologies.

Share your knowledge, network with your peers, and support standards for emerging technologies. If you are interested join SC 26 today!

Most popular standards by industry

Most popular standards by industry

View our most popular standards by industry sector including protective coatings, cathodic protection, maritime, oil & gas, water & wastewater, highways & bridges, research & testing, tanks & pipelines, department of defense and military, and power & utilities. Some of our key standards include NACE MR0175, SSPC-PA 2, and NACE SP0169.

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New standards projects

New technologies, methods, materials, and capabilities demand the development of new standards. See the list of new standards projects that are in current development.

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New standards projects

Recently published documents

Recently published documents

View our recently published or updated standards, guides, technical reports, and qualification procedures.

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Your source for documents and training for the operation of our standards committees including access to our organization chart, forms, and manuals. Items included here include standards operating manuals, officer templates, supporting resources, and training resources.

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Frequently asked questions

The time a volunteer spends on standards activities depends upon the level of involvement but typically averages between 10 – 30 hours per year.

You may join a Standards Committee (SC) from our website. You must have an active AMPP profile including your company/organization (or you can create an AMPP profile when prompted). Association membership is not required but highly encouraged. Open the dropdown next to Standards on the menu bar, select the “Join A Standards Committee” option to join one or more SCs as an Observer. Identification of your interest classification as Producer, User, or General Interest is required. If you need assistance, please contact Customer Support.

Any individual or organization may identify the need for a new standard by completing a Project Request Form (more information here) and email the completed form to standards@ampp.org. If you need assistance with completion of the form, standards staff will be happy to assist you.

Standards Committees may call for volunteers by notification to SC members for projects. In addition, you may email your request to standards@ampp.org. A Staff Liaison will respond to assist you with your request.

Association membership is not required but highly encouraged.

You can message any committee participants directly through the committee workspace members or contact that committee’s Staff Liaison.

Standards are available in the AMPP store.

All AMPP, NACE, and SSPC standards, including printed and downloaded documents, are internationally copyright-protected and may only be accessed by a single user. Multiple users must obtain a network license agreement from AMPP.

For more information about the network license agreement please contact copyright@ampp.org.

AMPP does not publish the individual names of contributors to our standards. However, we are very appreciative of the time and effort that our volunteers give toward the development of AMPP’s international standards. AMPP hosts an awards ceremony every year at its annual conference.

Other AMPP standards awards include:

  • Certificate of Participation - Awarded to project team participants determined by the DPM. The DPM may provide a list to the Staff Liaison for distribution
  • Certificate of Accomplishment - Awarded to the DPM with a complimentary copy of the standard in recognition of their leadership and project management.
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Awarded to SC officers and outstanding project team contributors as determined by the SPC or SC Chair, with AMPP custom award trophies.