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Inspection Planning: Keys to Successful In-process Quality Assurance/Quality Control Inspection during Coating Operations

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Cost: FREE

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Fischer Technology Inc.

Fischer Technology is a manufacturer of gauges for measuring coating thickness, surface profile, environmental conditions, salt contamination and material testing. Enhanced with FISCHER DataCenter software for the convenient transfer, evaluation and printing of the measurement data, provides immediate evaluation of the measurement results and a quick overview of the process with one click. Customized reports detailed with your own specifications can be generated immediately.

Fischer DataCenter IP and IP Multi turn the DUALSCOPE® FMP100 and FMP150 into a powerful multi-functional data terminal. Personalized inspection plans are loaded to the instrument and visually guide the user with photos and step by step instructions through the inspection process. The readings are then returned to your own inspection plans, thus eliminating handwritten readings.

A protective coatings specification can be complex and sometimes confusing document to navigate through. Yet it is regarded as the project rulebook for quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) personnel responsible for inspecting the quality of work. An inspection plan is a tool that can make the process of understanding the inspection checkpoints invoked by a coating specification more streamlined, and can be a key communication tool for both contractor and inspection personnel. But planning to conduct daily inspection of surface preparation and coating installation work goes far beyond preparing just an inspection plan, and includes comprehending project documentation, having copies of referenced standards, ensuring the correct type and functionality of inspection instrumentation, verifying safety training and site-compatible PPE, and understanding documentation procedures and formats. This webinar will review the purpose and benefits of developing an inspection plan, illustrate two formats for inspection plans and demonstrate how to populate an inspection plan based on the requirements of a generic coating specification. It will also describe many other planning tasks that a QA and QC coatings inspector should consider before arriving on the project site.

Participation in this webinar will enable you to:
1. Describe the purpose and importance of an inspection plan

2. Identify two common inspection plan formats

3. Describe the pre-project tasks that should be considered by QA/QC personnel


Bill Corbett, Professional Services Business Unit

Bill Corbett is the Professional Services Business Unit KTA-Tator, Inc. He holds an A.D. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and has been employed by KTA for over 34 years. He has conducted coatings training courses for a variety of industries in both the private and public sector for 23 years. He is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, an SSPC Level 3 Certified Protective Coating Inspector, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Bridge Coatings Inspector and a NACE International Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector. He is a lead instructor for SSPC’s Bridge Coatings Inspector, Protective Coatings Inspector and Applicator Train-the-Trainer courses. Bill was the co-recipient of the SSPC 1992 Outstanding Publication Award, co-recipient of the 2001 JPCL Editor’s Award, received SSPC’s Coatings Education Award in 2006, and received the John D. Keane Award of Merit in 2011. He is the Chair of SSPC’s committees on dry film thickness and education.

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