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May 17 - May 23, 2010

How should a contractor respond when he reads a specification requirement that "the nominal dry film thickness of the coating shall be 3 mils"?

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From Rene Aguilar of TransCanada Pipelines on December 12, 2018:
I totally agree with Mike Hyde. more

From Katheravan Arumugam of ENI on December 6, 2018:
In my opinion, when only a single DFT is provided, more

From OM PRAKASH JAT of Galadari Engineering works on March 5, 2015:
Nominal DFT is the final achieved thickness of the more

From AJ Holst of Holston Supply on May 28, 2010:
Nominal for me as a distributor means minimum nece more

From Mike Hyde of Global Coatings Inc. on May 27, 2010:
I have always understood nominal to be the target more

From chao wei of ABS on May 24, 2010:
I agree with Roy Bradley's answer. Nominal DFT is more

From Wayne Salisbury of Conproco corp on May 18, 2010:
I would ask the coatings manufacturer what wet fil more

From John Linder of Odle, Inc. on May 18, 2010:
Nominal means, "of or relating to," or "approximat more

From Roy Bradley of Laing O'Rourke on May 18, 2010:
Reference to "nominal" dry film thickness in paint more

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