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The paint coatings need to be applied correctly by trained and certificated applicators, and certificated inspectors play a vital role in ensuring the process is delivered correctly. A coating inspector works to confirm that coatings have been applied correctly, to prevent corrosion that can have disastrous consequences. Effective corrosion management relies on coating inspection, carried out by a certified coating inspector. In this article, you will learn why coating inspection is critical, and the responsibilities of contractors and asset owners. As consumers, we are used to goods and services that we buy meeting a certain standard. In fact, quality is something we expect. After all, if the produce we buy from a supermarket is not up to scratch, we wont shop there again. We expect a restaurant that comes recommended to produce the finest cuisine with exceptional service. If were disappointed, we make a complaint and refuse to pay the service charge. However, in some situations we cannot afford to take a chance on quality. In industries such as oil and gas, rail, highways, and infrastructure, poorly executed work can be disastrous not only financially but also with potential loss of life. When a coating is applied to an asset, its primary purpose is to protect it against corrosion and give longevity of life to the asset; this process needs managing. The coatings need to be applied correctly by trained and certificated applicators, and certificated inspectors play a vital role in ensuring the process is delivered correctly.
The responsibility for coating inspection falls on both the contractor and the asset owner.
Contractors should have their own coating inspectors to check the work of their applicators. This is a mandatory requirement in industries such as rail and highways. Its good business practice, and helps to foster good client relationships by ensuring quality of work is maintained. However, the asset owner should never rely on the contractor to confirm the quality of their own work. That is one huge conflict of interest to be avoided. So, good asset owners will employ their own coating inspectors, or hire a third party coating inspector to check the protective coating application a second time. Using this strategy, asset owners should avoid the disasters that could be caused by contractors who may be tempted to cut corners.
While the contractor will wish to ensure their work is of the highest quality, the ultimate responsibility rests on the asset owner. After all, it is in their best interests to make certain that disastrous failures of coating systems are avoided a valuable by product of which is that properly applied protective coatings will protect assets more effectively and reduce the costs of ongoing maintenance. The required drying and curing times should be allowed before further coating work is carried out. The condition of the first layer of anti corrosion coating should be inspected and accepted before each successive layer of paint, including the stripe coats.
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