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Measuring Coating Thickness According To SSPC-PA 2 – Update 2015

“Coating thickness shall be measured in accordance with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Paint Application Standard No. 2 (SSPC-PA 2)” is a simple enough statement, yet this common specification requirement is often misinterpreted, or regarded as a document that simply states how to measure paint thickness, something we already profess to know how to …

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Consequences of Applying Coatings Outside of the Recommended Thickness Range

When recommending a coating or coating system for a specification, or when responsible for the application of a coating, the manufacturer’s Product Data Sheet (PDS) should always be consulted.  The PDS typically contains information regarding appropriate uses and environments, performance characteristics, and application information including mixing, application methods and equipment and the recommended thickness range …

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Ask A Consultant: Q & A with Bill Corbett

As some of you may know, our KTA.com website features a section called Ask A Consultant. In this section, users are encouraged to submit questions related to KTA’s service offerings. One of our knowledgeable coating consultants then gives a thorough response to help the user solve their issues. Recently, we received a list of questions …

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Industry Standards: Are You Current?

Obtaining SSPC or NACE certification as a coatings inspector or a protective coating specialist is quite an accomplishment and those who achieve one or more of these certifications should be proud. These certifications open doors for many opportunities in the protective coatings industry, and can create both rewarding and prosperous careers. As certified protective coatings …

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Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality- Part 1, Cleaning and Painting

When you spend money on a product or service, you expect quality, regardless of the cost.  If you purchase the most inexpensive Chevrolet that is made, you still expect quality.  While the braking system in the Chevrolet may be less sophisticated than a Mercedes, the brakes better work and exhibit quality commensurate with its design.  …

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Ask A Consultant Q & A: Calibration and Verification of Coating Inspection Gages

Calibration and Verification of Coating Inspection Gages Question: Could you please provide a clear explanation of the calibration and verification of coating inspection gages in the coating business? I would also appreciate  if you could give an example using a coating inspection gage. Answer: ASTM D7091 provides very good definitions of Calibration and Verification of Accuracy …

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Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH THE REVISED STANDARDS FOR 2015: [button url=”https://ktauniversity.com/measuring-coating-thickness-sspc-pa-2/” size=”large” style=”blue”] Click Here to Read the Updated Article [/button] Coating thickness shall be measured in accordance with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Paint Application Standard No. 2 (SSPC-PA 2) is a simple enough statement, yet this common specification requirement is …

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