What a Good Coatings Inspector Needs to Know

Written by William D. Corbett, COO AMPP Senior Certified Coating Inspector & Certified Protective Coating Specialist Introduction The role of

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Measuring Peak Density Using Optical Grade Replica Tape

Introduction Most industrial and marine protective coatings rely on a mechanical bond to the substrate to remain attached while in

Surface Soluble Salt Measurement – Conductivity Verses Ion-specific Methods of Analysis

Chemical contaminants on a surface can include chlorides, ferrous ions, sulfates and nitrates, among other types of soluble salts. Chloride

Differences in Surface Profile Measurements: ASTM D4417- Method B vs. Method C

What is Surface Profile and Why is it Necessary? Surface profile is defined as a measurement of the maximum peak-to-valley

Calibration, Verification of Accuracy and Adjustment… Synonyms or Differences in Terminology?

“Do I have to maintain inspection gage calibration and certification?  Why don’t they retain their calibration over time? Do I

What is a Base Metal Reading and How Does It Effect Coating Thickness Measurements?

For many in the health care/fitness industry, BMR is an acronym for basal metabolic rate. Sorry to disappoint if you

Using Scanning Probe Technology to Measure Coating Thickness

Introduction Coating thickness measurement is one of the most common quality assessments made during industrial coating applications.  SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for

The Psychrometer Duel: Old School vs. New School

Why do we need to measure ambient conditions? Ambient conditions are the prevailing conditions of air temperature, the moisture content