Measuring TSA Coating Thickness: Methods and Considerations

From JPCL, April 2019

By Jay Kunick, Fischer Technology, Inc.

Thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) coatings can offer long-term corrosion protection for atmospheric, offshore structures or marine environments, but accuracy of TSA thickness measurements becomes a critical part of the process in order to maximize the coating’s effectiveness and longevity. This article outlines the measuring methods available and the effects the type of substrate material and other factors have on thickness measurement quality....

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Tagged categories: Calibration; Coating inspection; Coating/Film Thickness; Eddy-current thickness gauge; Offshore; Quality Control; Thermal-spray aluminum (TSA)

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