Problem Solving Forum (23)


What is the best way for me to assure I'm getting what I want when I specify a decorative finish such as glazing or gilding?


I keep reading references to sweep blasting, but I can't find a standard for it. What is sweep blasting, and is there a standard for it in the U.S. or elsewhere?


What is the best combination of metal and coatings for creating bright colors on public art and sculpture, keeping in mind durability, cost, maintenance, and gloss and color retention?


What kind of training and credentials are needed in the U.S. for industrial painters who work near live wires?


What is the best combination of metal (for instance, steel or aluminum) and coatings for creating bright colors on public art and sculpture, considering durability, initial cost, maintenance burden, resistance to vandalism, and gloss and color retention.


What type of material should I use to achieve bright, bold colors on a concrete floor with heavy foot traffic?


Your field surface preparation requires SSPC SP-10 and your field bolting uses hot-dip galvanized bolts. What surface preparation do you require/allow on and around the bolts?


A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requires an SSPC-SP 10, a profile of 3 to 5 mils, and metallizing with a final DFT of 10-12 mils. What challenges, time, and costs are associated with obtaining the profile?


How should a conflict between requirements, such as film thickness, on a product data sheet and the specification be resolved?


When SSPC-SP3 (Power Tool Cleaning) is specified, how should one decide when to apply the tool to the entire surface and when to use it just where the coating appears defective or rusting?


What are the pros and cons of acid-staining a concrete floor?


What is the best way for me to assure I’m getting what I want when I specify a decorative finish such as glazing or gilding?


When SSPC-SP3 (Power Tool Cleaning) is specified, how should one decide when to apply the tool to the entire surface and when to use it just where the coating appears defective or rusting?


Is it sufficient to specify simply that paint should be applied "according to the manufacturer’s instructions?" If not, what kind of detail should be included?


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


Where can I find industry standards for air quality during spray painting operations, specifically regarding moisture, oil and particulates?


What is the best combination of metal and coatings for creating bright colors on public art and sculpture, keeping in mind durability, cost, maintenance, and gloss and color retention?


What type of material should I use to achieve bright, bold colors on a concrete floor that gets heavy foot traffic?


What kind of training and credentials are needed in the U.S. for industrial painters who work near live wires?


I keep reading references to sweep blasting, but I can't find a standard for it. What is sweep blasting, and is there a standard for it in the U.S. or elsewhere?


As an engineer in a moderate-sized chemical plant, how can I justify the cost of third-party inspection to upper management?


How should a conflict between requirements, such as film thickness, on a product data sheet and the specification be resolved?


What is the best way for me to assure I'm getting what I want when I specify a decorative finish such as glazing or gilding?


 
 
   

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