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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
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Let’s Talk About Environmental Protection Using Containments
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.
Let’s Talk About Continuous Read Dry Film Thickness Measurement
Continuous read/scanning technology is readily available and can be specified when a project would benefit from a greater population of thickness measurements to help ensure consistency of the applied coating across large surfaces.
Let’s Talk About Coating/Lining Hardness Testing
The relative hardness of an applied coating or lining can be quantified using Pencil Hardness (thin film coatings) or Durometers (thick film coatings).
Let’s Talk About the Importance of Documentation
Regardless of which party you are working for, documentation of inspection data is a critical role for a trained/certified inspector, albeit oftentimes one of the more dreaded tasks.
Let’s Talk About How Inspectors Can Effectively Use Product Data Sheets
Product data sheets are a valuable tool for coating applicators as well as trained and certified coating inspectors. They are essentially an instruction manual for using the product. Unfortunately, many of us don’t read the instructions until it is too late.
Certified Coating Inspector Forum: Volume 1
It’s easy to fall behind on the latest updates in the coatings industry. That’s why KTA focuses on education to help keep AMPP and FROSIO