Bill Corbett

Let’s Talk Measuring Intumescent (Fireproofing) Coating Thickness

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 7 – November 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide professional development/continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, Inc. It may or …

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Let’s Talk Surface Preparation Standards Updates

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum  Issue No. 3 – July 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It is occasionally written blog style, and represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, …

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Let’s Talk Abrasive Testing in the Shop/Field 

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 6 – October 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide professional development/continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, Inc. It may or …

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Let’s Talk Measuring Concrete Surface Profile

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum  Issue No. 5 – September 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide professional development/continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, Inc. It may or may …

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Let’s Talk Instrument Calibration Vs. Accuracy Verification

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 2 – June 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It is occasionally written blog style, and represents the views of the author and …

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Let’s Talk Stripe Coating Inspection

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 4 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide professional development/continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, Inc. It may or may not represent …

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Let’s Talk Dull Putty Knives

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 1 – May 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It is occasionally written blog style, and represents the views of the author and …

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Test Your Knowledge Series – Calculating and Measuring Wet Film Thickness

Introduction/Background Wet film thickness (WFT) is the measured thickness of any applied wet paint that is liquid-based.  The WFT is measured to assure that the correct amount of coating is being applied to the surface.  A wet film thickness gage should be used by the applicator to determine the thickness of the applied film before …

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KTA University “Test Your Knowledge” Series – Surface Preparation

Surface Soluble Salt Detection and Analysis Introduction/Background Chemical contaminants on a surface can include chlorides, ferrous ions, sulfates, and nitrates, among other types of soluble salts. Chloride may come from deicing materials or marine/coastal environments, ferrous ions are a by-product of corrosion, sulfates can be airborne, particularly in industrial environments (e.g., near coal-fired power plants) …

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KTA “Test Your Knowledge” Series: Surface Preparation Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards

Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International[1] has volunteer technical committees made up of subject matter experts that develop consensus standards that are drafted, balloted, approved, and published. Once published, these industry standards can be referenced in a coating specification and are invoked by contract once the bidding process …

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