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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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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Let’s Talk About Coating/Lining Hardness Testing

The relative hardness of an applied coating or lining can be quantified using Pencil Hardness (thin film coatings) or Durometers (thick film coatings).
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Importance of Documentation

Let’s Talk About the Importance of Documentation

Regardless of which party you are working for, documentation of inspection data is a critical role for a trained/certified inspector, albeit oftentimes one of the ...
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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 ...
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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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