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Test Your Knowledge Series – Surface Preparation Standards for Non-ferrous Metals

Background Most of the SSPC surface preparation standards focus on the preparation of steel, either by abrasive blast cleaning (dry and wet), power tool cleaning, or water jetting.  Recognizing that galvanizing, non-ferrous metals, and various types of stainless steel also need to be prepared for painting, SSPC published a standard for brush-off blast cleaning of …

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Test Your Knowledge Series – Coatings/Coating Application/Holiday/Pinhole Detection

Introduction/Background When applying a coating system to structures such as tanks and pipelines, the primary goal is to apply a continuous film to help prevent corrosion and section loss, and in some cases, to prevent contamination of the contents. Discontinuities in the film can result in undercutting corrosion of the substrate, and the integrity of …

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KTA University “Test Your Knowledge” Series – Surface Profile Measurement

Introduction/Background Surface profile is defined as a measurement of the maximum peak-to-valley depth created by abrasive impingement against a surface during abrasive blast cleaning operations, or by an impact-type power tool. During abrasive blast cleaning, the mass of the abrasive and the velocity of the abrasive movement created by compressed air generates kinetic energy (the …

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Podcast: Strategic Planning for the Corrosion Industry with KTA CEO Dan Adley (As Seen on Material’s Performance)

KTA’s Dan Adley appeared on Materials Performance Interview Series Podcast on Friday, July 24th. Dan is CEO of KTA-Tator, Inc, and a member of the NACE International Board of Directors. In the new episode, Adley shares business updates and considerations for the corrosion industry in 2020 while also exploring the important roles of leadership and …

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Podcast #10 – Types of Inspector Certifications

This podcast discusses different types of inspector certifications to hopefully provide clarity on the subject, since there are a number of inspector certifications available through organizations like SSPC, NACE, and more. Featuring KTA Chief Operating Officer, Bill Corbett, and moderated by KTA President, Ken Trimber. You can view the podcast on Youtube, listen on Soundcloud, …

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Podcast #9 – Calibration of Type 2 Electronic Gages

This video discusses calibration of type 2 electronic inspection gages, and verification of accuracy and adjustment. It provides definitions, tools to adjust/verify, frequently asked questions, and more. Featuring KTA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Bill Corbett, and KTA President, Ken Trimber. The podcast can be watched on Youtube, listened to on Soundcloud, or downloaded on iTunes …

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Podcast #8 – Establishing a Safety Culture

In this podcast, KTA Corporate Safety and Health Officer, Chris Peightal, discusses how to establish a safety culture. Most companies have safety procedures that they’ve written and train employees on. Chris discusses how to develop a strong safety culture, why it’s important to do so, and how having a strong culture can save lives and …

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FAQ: Inspection Company Employee or Independent Contractor; Does It Matter When Engaging a 3rd Party Inspection Services Firm?

Facility owners frequently rely upon 3rd-party quality assurance (QA) verification of all forms of steel and concrete fabrication, coatings application, non-destructive testing (NDT), and cathodic protection (CP) system installation and maintenance.  While specific reasons for engaging 3rd-party QA services vary, in general, facility owners want to know that their projects are being constructed in shops …

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Podcast #7 – Measuring Ambient Conditions

Welcome to the 7th Installment of the KTA University Podcast! In this podcast, KTA President, Ken Trimber, and COO, Bill Corbett, discuss different methods of instrumentation for measuring ambient conditions to determine dew point, relative humidity, surface temperature, and air temperature. Below, you will find a video version on Youtube, and an audio only version …

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