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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Tools & Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality – Part 2: Moisture Detection

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series describing the instrumentation used to inspect the quality of cleaning and painting. 

Tools & Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality – Part 1 – Cleaning and Painting

When you spend money on a product or service, you expect quality, regardless of the cost.  If you purchase the

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

Localized Assessment of Air Leakage in Building Air Barriers

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard 90.1-2010 and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code require that building envelopes be designed to limit uncontrolled

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

Measuring the Hardness of Applied Coatings

Introduction The hardness of a coating material is a relative property that may be interpreted in a variety of ways

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

Coating Adhesion Testing using Knife/Tape Methods

Introduction Adhesion is an important physical characteristic of applied coating films and systems, and testing is frequently used as an

Surface Profile Measurement Options on Rough/Pitted Steel Surfaces

Introduction Surface profile is defined as a measurement of the maximum peak-to-valley depth generated by abrasive blast cleaning and impact-type

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

Calculating and Measuring Wet Film Thickness

Wet film thickness, or WFT is the measured thickness of any applied wet paint that is liquid-based.  A wet film

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