IPC generally coats steel pipes although occasionally we run across cement pipes. The pipes we have coated include cooling water pipes, fire fighting pipes, gas pipes, waste water pipes and offshore pipes.
Customers want their steel pipes coated to protect them from chemicals and corrosion. The thickness of the coats that we apply depends upon the use of the pipes. Any steel which is going to come into contact with water will need a much thicker coat to prevent corrosion.
After the rust is removed, IPC applies a primer to the steel. There is then an intermediate coat. The intermediate coat can is the layer that adds thickness to the coating. You need thicker coatings for pipes that come in contact with water, pipes that reside in a lot of humidity, and pipes near the ocean.
A topcoat is applied to the intermediate layer only if the pipe is outdoors due to UV rays. Indoor pipes do not need a topcoat.
Steel structures generally follow the same rules as pipes. IPC uses Jotun and Akzo Nobel on steel structures and we de-rust them as well. Examples of steel structures that IPC has worked with include Yokohama