Coating Assessment

Let’s Talk Measuring Intumescent (Fireproofing) Coating Thickness

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum Issue No. 7 – November 2022 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 …

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Let’s Talk Surface Preparation Standards Updates

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum  Issue No. 3 – July 2022 KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum is designed to provide continuing education on standards, inspection practices, new instruments, and other topics to help keep certified AMPP and FROSIO coating inspectors current. It is occasionally written blog style, and represents the views of the author and KTA-Tator, …

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Let’s Talk Measuring Concrete Surface Profile

KTA’s Certified Coating Inspector Forum  Issue No. 5 – September 2022 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 …

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The Case of Bubbles, and Pinholes, and Blisters, Oh My! -Coating Condition Assessment

This month’s Case from the F-Files describes the problem of bubbles, pinholes, and blisters in a polyurethane finish coat applied to new structural steel members at a coal-fired power generation plant. Many of the pinholes and bubbles were so small that they were difficult to detect with the unaided eye. Many of the largest blisters …

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