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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 2, Moisture Detection

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series describing the instrumentation used to inspect the quality of cleaning and painting.  Part 1 described the instruments used for determining the quality of cleaning and paint.  Part 2 addresses moisture detection.  The moisture content of the concrete should be determined prior to painting. In the author’s experience, …

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But I Can’t Wait 3 Days

No time for standard concrete slab moisture evaluations? Try these accelerated methods. Let’s face it; we live in an age where instant results matter. Assessing concrete floors for moisture is no different. Most owners, contractors and manufacturers agree that these assessments are necessary prior to installing flooring treatments to achieve quality results. Numerous resources exist to …

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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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