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KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) provides facility owners, architects/engineers, contractors, fabricators, and manufacturers peace of mind that the integrity of steel and concrete structures and other assets are properly assessed and protected.
KTA’s specialties include coatings and corrosion engineering and inspection; steel and concrete fabrication inspection; field and laboratory coatings failure analysis; environmental, health and safety consulting; and contract administration for maintenance and construction activities.
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150+ NACE Professionals
KTA University Articles
We discuss post-application adhesion testing of liquid-applied protective coating systems and in-process adhesion testing of thermal spray coatings.
Concrete sealers act as water repellents, preventing water and chlorides from permeating the porous concrete surface, thereby protecting it from damage and corrosion.
Let’s Talk About Using SSPC Visual Guide for Abrasive Blast Cleaning to Create a Project-Specific Cleanliness Standard
Learn about the proper use of the SSPC visual guide for abrasive blast cleaning and how it may be used to assist in creating a project-specific surface cleanliness standard.
Learn about destructively measuring coating thickness using a Tooke gage (or similar device) according to Procedure A in ASTM D4138
We explore various methods of testing an IOZ primer for cure prior to overcoating. Inorganic zinc-rich primers are used on newly fabricated steel in the shop and frequently dry very quickly but may not cure for days unless there is sufficient airborne moisture available to react with the ethyl silicate binder.
Containments are frequently erected to protect the environment and public health and welfare. These same containments are often ventilated to protect both the environment and the workers inside. Coating inspectors frequently enter the containment to perform inspections of surface preparation and coating application work.