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Stripe Coating

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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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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User Options for Surface Roughness Compensation When Measuring Dry Film Thickness of Coatings on Metal Surfaces

Two standards address the use of non-destructive dry film thickness gages: ASTM D7091, Standard Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals and SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements. Both address the need to compensate …

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submittal reviews

Managing Submittal Reviews

Technical specifications for industrial painting projects frequently require the painting Contractor to submit plans and procedures describing how the surface preparation and coating application work will be performed. These are frequently referred to as “submittals.” The plans and procedures (submittals) are reviewed by the Owner or its representative for compliance with the requirements of the …

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PPE Requirements for Polyurethanes Versus Non-Isocyanate Coatings: Is There Really a Difference?

AS SEEN IN June 2019 JPCL Magazine Isocyanates are reactive chemicals often used in foams, elastomers, fibers and polyurethane paints. Exposure to isocyanates has been reportedly linked to irritation of the mucous membranes of the eyes, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. More serious health effects include asthma and inflammation of the lungs. In the protective coatings …

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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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surface soluble salt

Surface Soluble Salt Testing – The Latest in Extraction and Analysis Procedures

Introduction Chemical contaminants on a surface can include chloride, ferrous ions, sulfates and nitrates, among others. These chemicals or “salts” are deposited onto surfaces while the structure is in service, or during transportation of new steel to the fabrication shop. They are soluble in water, so they can typically be removed from surfaces by pressure …

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KTA Celebrating 70th Anniversary in 2019

Pittsburgh, PA – KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA), founded in 1949 as a sole proprietorship, is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year. KTA was launched by Kenneth Tator to assist clients in selecting the optimum coating systems for protecting their plant’s infrastructure and equipment, while increasing the life expectancy of the coatings and reducing life-cycle costs. This was accomplished …

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Measuring the Surface Profile of Prepared Concrete

Similar to steel, concrete is frequently roughened prior to application of a coating system to enhance the bond and help maintain adhesion of the applied coating when in service.  According to Appendix A7 in the SSPC Joint Surface Preparation Standard SP 13/NACE No. 6, Surface Preparation of Concrete, the depth of surface profile required depends …

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