PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Problem Solving Forum

| More

August 13 - August 19, 2012

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using mechanical equipment inspectors or welding inspectors, instead of certified coating inspectors, to perform coating inspection duties?



More items for Quality Control


Selected Answers

From Neelakandan Subbiah Thevar of Hempel Paints (India) Pvt Limited on August 17, 2012:
     I fully agree with the views expressed by Joel, as the potential advantage can be cost saving, but when it comes to perfection of finishing,  there exists a quality risk. A coating inspector can be trusted to do a better job out of his expertise in surface preparation techniques.

From Katheravan Arumugam of Lion Offshore on November 6, 2012:
What quality clothing do you get from a tailor compared to someone who just knows how to thread a needle between two pieces of cloth? Basically, both have the idea of sewing but who will provide a quality job?

From JOEL GINIES of Beckers-Group on August 14, 2012:
     I don't see any real advantage on using mechanical equipment inspectors or welding inspectors to perform coating inspection, apart  maybe from trying to save money by using one inspector for all. You might end up being lucky and getting an inspector who is experienced with coating but you would also take a big risk. Coating defects can be invisible to untrained eye, and only someone experience enough in coatings could truly assess whether a defect can be repaired or if the job need redoing from scratch.

From William Pybus of Me-Myself-I on August 27, 2012:
     Unless the mechanical or welding inspector is cross-trained in the coating inspection discipline (SSPC or NACE), the question is not relevant. Inspection training in one discipline does not automatically provide knowledge or expertise in others. This question reminds me of a statement made long ago on my first QC Nuclear Coatings Project "It's just paint" by someone complaining about scheduling delays due to rework activities. That sentiment is always in full force until there is a problem and then the finger pointing starts as to who is responsible and who is paying for any rework.

Please sign in to submit your answer this question    

Tagged categories: Coating inspection; Inspection


Current PSF Question | Submit a PSF Question | Full PSF Archive

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Analyzes
Coating Failures

• Field Diagnosis
• Lab Diagnosis
• Determination of Cause
• Recommendations
www.kta.com
800-245-6379


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

View your coating thickness readings from any angle with rotating display screen. New graphic display with easy menu navigation. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Dew Point Meter

Measures and records
environmental conditions
during surface prep and
painting. 4 Models
Available – Standard
or Advanced features,
Built-in or Separate probe.


JPCL Europe
Don’t miss an issue!

JPCL EUROPE offers essential news and knowledge for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Subscribe now: www.jpcleurope.com


Harsco
Find BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives

Use our online tool to search by address, city or zip code to find where you can buy BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives. Or call us toll free: 1-888-733-3646


HP Spartacote, LLC
Fully Integrated Polyaspartic Coating Systems

HP Spartacote manufactures a full line of patented high performance resinous flooring systems which offer rapid return to service, outstanding durability and chemical resistance.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com