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What is a “Dust-Free Surface?” ISO Method Versus Practical Evaluation

When a coating system fails prematurely, it is rarely because of the coating itself. Either the surface preparation was inadequate, the surface was contaminated, or the coating was mixed or applied incorrectly. As the old adage goes, a house is only as strong as the foundation it is built on. When it comes to coatings, …

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Importance of Illumination on Coatings Projects

Industrial coatings project specifications invoke many standards and inspection check points that require visual acceptance. Proper illumination of the work area is vital when determining an acceptable product. If there is insufficient light, it is unlikely that a quality inspection of workmanship can be performed. But requiring excessive light and it may not be practical …

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Roles & Responsibilities of Quality Assurance & Quality Control Personnel on a Coatings Project

Asset owners are tasked with maximizing their return on investment (ROI). This can pose challenges when deciding where to utilize their limited resources, independent of whether the project is new construction or rehabilitation of an existing asset. While most can agree that the success of a project can be determined by maximizing longevity or “quality …

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The Importance of Monitoring Abrasive Cleanliness

Proper surface preparation is one of the most critical steps towards maximizing the life of a coating system. If coatings are applied to improperly prepared surfaces, the system is much more likely to fail prematurely. Abrasive blast cleaning is the most common and productive form of surface preparation. Abrasive selection is a key component to …

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