KTA UNIVERSITY

Press Release

KTA-Tator, Inc. Plays Integral Role in Enhancing Safety for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)

KTA is providing independent, third-party pipeline coating inspection services for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.
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rOLE OF A COATING INSPECTOR DURING A FAILURE INVESTIGATION
Coating Failure

Let’s Talk About the Role of a Coating Inspector During a Failure Investigation

Inspectors hope to never have to participate in a failure investigation or dispute resolution. But if you do, it's important to be prepared.
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Adhesion

Let’s Talk About In-Process and Post-Application Adhesion Testing

We discuss post-application adhesion testing of liquid-applied protective coating systems and in-process adhesion testing of thermal spray coatings.
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Concrete Coatings & Sealers

The Importance of Concrete Sealers on Concrete Surfaces

Concrete sealers act as water repellents, preventing water and chlorides from permeating the porous concrete surface, thereby protecting it from damage and corrosion.
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Surface Preparation

Let’s Talk About Using SSPC Visual Guide for Abrasive Blast Cleaning to Create a Project-Specific Cleanliness Standard 

Learn about the proper use of the SSPC visual guide for abrasive blast cleaning and how it may be used to assist in creating a ...
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Dry Film Thickness

Let’s Talk About Measuring Coating Thickness Destructively

Learn about destructively measuring coating thickness using a Tooke gage (or similar device) according to Procedure A in ASTM D4138
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Steel Fabrication

Let’s Talk About Cure Testing of Inorganic Zinc Rich Primers

We explore various methods of testing an IOZ primer for cure prior to overcoating. Inorganic zinc-rich primers are used on newly fabricated steel in the ...
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Jobsite

Let’s Talk About Environmental Protection Using Containments

Containments are frequently erected to protect the environment and public health and welfare. These same containments are often ventilated to protect both the environment and ...
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Dry Film Thickness

Let’s Talk About Continuous Read Dry Film Thickness Measurement

Continuous read/scanning technology is readily available and can be specified when a project would benefit from a greater population of thickness measurements to help ensure ...
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