Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Corrosive Chronicles (Purple Theater) / D-3

Corrosive Chronicles

Basic Workshop-Proper Use of Coatings Inspection Instruments and Standards

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Proper use of coatings inspection instruments, as well as knowledge of industry standards is vital for all parties involved in corrosion protection using protective coating and lining systems. Lack of knowledge of industry requirements and/or improper use of coatings inspection equipment can result in catastrophic premature coating failure and, if undetected, can cause product contamination and/or loss of structural steel.

Painting contractors, who are ultimately responsible for quality control on painting projects, must have knowledge of instrument use to prove compliance with the governing project specification. Facility owners who perform quality assurance during painting operations must have knowledge to help ensure the protection they are paying for is being performed according to the requirements of their specification. Finally, coating manufacturers need to ensure their materials are being applied properly, to well-prepared surfaces. Without knowledge of inspection equipment use and an understanding of industry standards, the contractor, facility owner, and the coating manufacturer have little way of determining whether the coating system will perform.

Hands on workshop will cover:

  • Measuring ambient conditions
  • Measuring surface profile
  • Assessing surface cleanliness
  • Measuring coating thickness
  • Performing coating adhesion testing

Presented by: Matthew Fajit, KTA-Tator

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