The second of three volumes in the Inspection Instruments for the Pipeline Coatings Industry E-Book Series, “Verifying the Quality of Coating Application” is written by KTA COO, William D. Corbett. It provides information on the proper use of test instruments for verifying the quality of the application of protective coatings. It is applicable to new pipe in the shop, field splices (girth weld areas), existing pipe in the field, and painted steel in general.
Some topics include use of digital psychrometers and calibration, measuring coating temperature, measuring and calculating wet film thickness, frequency of measurement according to SSPC PA-2, and Type 1 & 2 Gages. However, there are many more topics covered in this release. You can download “Verifying the Quality of Coating Application” below.
Verifying the quality of coating application post-application is the subject of Volume 3, which will release before the end of 2017. Stay tuned for release date announcements!