Coating Application

Let’s Talk About How Inspectors Can Effectively Use Product Data Sheets

Product data sheets are a valuable tool for coating applicators as well as trained and certified coating inspectors. They are essentially an instruction manual for using the product. Unfortunately, many of us don’t read the instructions until it is too late.

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Certified Coating Inspector Forum: Volume 1

It’s easy to fall behind on the latest updates in the coatings industry. That’s why KTA focuses on education to help keep AMPP and FROSIO …

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Surface Soluble Salt Testing

Let’s Talk Surface Soluble Salt Testing

This article describes the importance of surface soluble salt testing and explores the various methods of extraction and analysis that can be performed in the shop or field.

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Let’s Talk Measuring Intumescent (Fireproofing) Coating Thickness

In the case of CSP and intumescent systems, if they are not applied to the correct thickness across all surfaces of load-bearing steel members or panels/plates and there is a fire event, catastrophic collapse due to heat transfer to the steel can occur resulting in potential loss of life.

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Surface Cleanliness

Let’s Talk Surface Preparation Standards Updates

Surface preparation is frequently considered a key factor in determining the long-term performance of a protective coating system. The two-fold purpose of surface preparation is to clean and roughen the surface.

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Let’s Talk Abrasive Testing in the Shop/Field 

Testing of new and recycled abrasive is an important, yet frequently overlooked inspection checkpoint. Abrasive cleanliness is an indirect or referenced requirement for each of the joint SSPC/NACE abrasive blast cleaning surface cleanliness standards.

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Let’s Talk Measuring Concrete Surface Profile

This article focuses on the standards and techniques for assessing the surface profile/roughness of concrete after various methods of preparation.

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Let’s Talk Instrument Calibration Vs. Accuracy Verification

Instruments that are used to verify quality must be calibrated and verified for accuracy, when feasible. Instrumentation is calibrated by the equipment manufacturer or an accredited calibration laboratory, while the instrument user is responsible for verifying accuracy.

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Stripe Coating
Coating Inspector Forum

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 …

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