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SSPC-QP 5, Standard Procedure for Evaluating Qualifications of Coating and Lining Inspection Companies

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Revision Date: May 01, 1999
Updated On: April 01, 2002
Editorial Change: November 14, 2004
This standard procedure provides guidelines for evaluating and qualifying coating and lining inspection companies.The process described in this procedure may be verified by the purchaser of the services or by an independent agency.

The objective of this procedure is to confirm that an inspection company has the personnel, organization, qualifications, procedures, knowledge, and capability to provide comprehensive protective coating inspection services to end users of protective coatings.

The procedure encompasses the inspection of protective coatings for new construction and maintenance in industrial, commercial, and marine applications.

Meeting the requirements of this procedure does not guarantee the performance of individual inspectors or a specific inspection company.

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