Maritime Industry

Corrosion in the Maritime Industry

Maritime Industry

Through near misses, incidents, forced shutdowns, outages, and accidents, the maritime industry has come to realize that lack of corrosion management can be very costly.

A Corrosion Management System (CMS) program addresses the threat of corrosion for existing and future assets across the complete lifecycle of the asset, from design to decommissioning. To achieve the full extent of savings offered through proper corrosion management, it is imperative that an organization’s management implement a Corrosion Management System (CMS).

AMPP is committed to providing solutions to the maritime industry that reduce costs, maximize asset availability, keep personnel safe, and preserve the environment. Our resources are solution providers designed to serve a wide range of maritime industry areas including crew training, waterfront facilities, fixed offshore platforms, navigational aids, movable bridges, ship design and construction, and ship operation and maintenance.

AMPP offers the only marine-specific certification recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) standard.


ANSI/NACE SP0508-2017, Methods of Validating Equivalence to ISO 8502-9 on Measurement of the Levels of Soluble Salts

SP0616-2016-SG, Standard for Hull Roughness Measurements on Ship Hulls

SP0111-2019, Coating Technical File in Accordance with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings

SP21416-2020, Application Process for Optimum Paint and Coating Systems’ Performance for Navy Ships

SSPC-QP 2-2019, Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Industrial/Marine Painting Contractors

AMPP TR21448-2021, Corrosion Prevention and Control for Marine Scrubbers

SP0176-2007-SG, Corrosion Control of Submerged Areas of Permanently Installed Steel Offshore Structures Associated with Petroleum Production

TM0204-2004, Exterior Protective Coatings for Seawater Immersion Service

SP0108-2008, Corrosion Control of Offshore Structures by Protective Coatings

TM0304-2004-SG, Offshore Platform Atmospheric and Splash Zone New Construction Coating System Evaluation

Standards Development Committees

AMPP SC 19 Maritime

Develops and maintains standards, guides, and reports for corrosion prevention and control for ships, structures and equipment, and any assets that touch a body of water.

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Technical Communities of Interest (TCI)

Groups of AMPP members and nonmembers who come together online for the purpose of furthering a common cause by sharing wisdom, knowledge, information, and/or data for a particular technical area.

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Atmospheric Coatings TCI
Marine TCI
Navy/Marine Systems
Cathodic Protection – Offshore TCI
Floating Roof TCI