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Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

From JPCL, April 2013

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by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five steps to measuring DFT according to the most recent edition of PA 2. The author gives special attention to how PA 2 addresses the required number of coating thickness measurements; the acceptability of gage readings as well as spot and area measurements; nonconforming thickness; and measuring DFT on coated edges and pipe exteriors....
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Tagged categories: Dry Film Thickness (DFT); SSPC; SSPC; SSPC PA2

Comment from Louis Vincent, (5/9/2013, 8:51 AM)

Bill, This is a superb explanation of a complicated measurement standard, but not nearly as complicated as the IMO PSPC requirement. This one goes on my desktop where I can access it easily. Lou Vincent


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