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Problem Solving Forum (10)

What is the best way to assure compliance with specified dry film coating thickness requirements on vertical concrete?

In what circumstances is third-party inspection recommended for commercial coating work?

Some specifications may have requirements that the inspector may know to be extraneous or may be more restrictive than necessary to obtain a quality coating application. What is the ethical responsibility of the inspector to reject non-conforming coatings that they know will perform as intended, particularly where attempted repairs may degrade the coating system?

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

As a facility owner, how can I justify the cost of quality control measures, such as third-party inspection, to upper management in my company?

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

Which DFT statistics should be recorded in a daily inspection report, and why are they relevant to a good coating QC record?

What percentage of deterioration is acceptable at a one-year warranty inspection of water tank linings before a contractor must repair the coating job?

When performing maintenance surveys on structures that require coatings under insulation, how do you inspect the condition of the coatings?

In what circumstances is third-party inspection is justified on commercial coating work?


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