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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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Can In-Process Quality Control Prevent Premature Coating Failures?

For decades we have heard that the incidence of premature coating failure would decline by explicitly requiring the contractor to control the quality of workmanship (via contract document language) using properly trained (and equipped) quality control personnel. In this Case from the F-Files, we’ll take a brief look at five case history failures and assess …

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