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Coating Inspection

Coating Inspection is to confirm that coatings have been applied correctly, to prevent corrosion that can have disastrous consequences& coating inspection is critical.So,the responsibilities for coating inspection falls on contractors and asset owners.

The word “coating” is a generic term and includes “painting”. In the most general terms, a “coating” is a protection against corrosion, where “painting” may have additional properties, such as color or ultraviolet screening pigments. The other term often used together is “lining.” In general, when describing the coating of internal surfaces of pipes or tanks, the term “lining” is also used, and to identify the coating of external surfaces the terms “coating” or “painting” are always used.

The organizations that define the standards for specifying coating materials, surface preparation, application, inspection and testing are referenced bellow:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • NACE International (formerly called National Association of Corrosion Engineers) (NACE)

  • Society for Protective Coatings (formerly called Steel Structures Painting Council) (SSPC)