What we do
Our services guarantee that all coatings procedures taking place are being completed according to specifications. Inspection takes place beginning with initial site assessment through to final inspection. Our inspectors ensure that the coatings contractor is in compliance with all specification requirements throughout the length of the coatings project. All our customers are matched with an inspector trained to the level of complexity required for the job performed.
Corrosion & Coating Surveys
A coatings survey provides a sense of how a coating is currently performing and identifies any problems that need to be addressed immediately. The survey provides the next steps to be undertaken. Surveys are a necessary part of an ongoing maintenance plan and should be performed on a regular basis.
Hire a NACE-certified inspection service. We protect industrial and commercial business assets from corrosion. Invest in hiring one of the top-rated NACE inspectors in the world. Get a free consultation on your business asset protection by contacting us today.
Coating inspections include checks of industrial equipment to ensure protective coatings were correctly applied to minimize corrosion risk. All our inspectors go through rigorous training to learn how to identify problems in coating applications. They can make recommendations for which types of coatings can best protect the materials from corroding.
The Coating Inspector can conduct a non-destructive High Voltage Holiday Testing to find any voids and failures. This is possible due to electrical charge that flows through protective coating. Invest in hiring one of the top-rated NACE inspectors in the world. Get a free consultation on your business asset protection by contacting us today.
We create custom maintenance programs that identify areas to be surveyed, the level of detail required, and manpower that will be required to execute. We determine the data that will be taken and format to be used to ensure consistent judging criteria.
Dry Film Thickness Test
To determine the quality of the protective coating our inspector will measure dry film thickness or DFT. Considered one of the most important tests an inspector can make. Dry film Thickness test serves as a foundation for the entire coating inspection, no report would be considered as completed without this measurement.
The Coating Inspector provides project-specific Design Build Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) inspection plans that typically include: identify roles and responsibilities, preparatory and follow-up inspection guidelines, testing frequency, materials pre-approval, deficiency and non-compliance reports.
Our consulting services include both coating inspection and failure analysis, damage assessment, surface roughness determination, technical specifications, general technical assistance, and granulometric research. Consulting for the chemical, construction, energy, industrial manufacturing, and oil and gas markets.
Adhesion testing is used to evaluate the adhesion to the substrate, in between coats, and internal film. These are verbalized as adhesive and cohesive and are given a number based on the vertical pressure (PSI) at failure.
Industries We Serve
We are surface inspection professionals, delivering comprehensive services to industrial and commercial customers throughout Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. We provide complete coating inspection services for all industries.
Amusement Parks & Attractions
Park rides and attractions see a combination of stresses and elements unlike other comparable structures of their size and shape. The Coating Inspector works with government regulators and amusement parks to successfully control corrosion on rides and make corrosion inspection a critical and fundamental part of a park’s maintenance operation.
The ability of coatings to resist corrosion over extended periods is an important contributor in safeguarding your capital investment. Corrosion related maintenance can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your ship. The Coating Inspector can help you to reduce costs, maximize asset availability, keep personnel safe, and preserve the environment.
Corrosion is a major cost for the Energy Generation Industry due in part to the high temperatures of operation, harsh environmental conditions, and highly abrasive materials. You lose money every day that your plant is not generating power due to corrosion. The Coating Inspector combines expertise with years of experience working across North America and Europe.
Aircraft, ships and other vital assets used by the military must be kept in peak shape and readiness to fulfill their important defense roles. That means corrosion prevention is a must. The Coating Inspector offers industry knowledge gleaned from years of experience working in differing environments in regions.
Highways & Bridges
Corrosion poses a growing threat as bridge infrastructure continues to age and spending on maintenance and repair is put off. Corrosion is a leading factor in the degradation of bridges. The Coating Inspector possesses expertise in corrosion inspection, prevention, and protective coatings.
Water & Wastewater
Both public and private water and wastewater agencies throughout North America have infrastructure assets ranging in value, from millions to billions of dollars. The Coating Inspector utilizes proven principles of corrosion prevention and mitigation for dams, aqueducts, tunnels, water, and wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, distribution pipelines, and storage reservoirs.
Oil & Gas
Combating corrosion in the oil and gas industry is paramount since the economic loss in these industries due to corrosion is extremely high. The Coating Inspector has years of experience working at oil and gas pipelines, refineries and petrochemical plants.
Pipelines & Underground Systems
Storage tanks, pipelines and other underground systems are all susceptible to corrosion. They carry or hold such materials as crude oil, processed liquids, and wet and dry gas. The Coating Inspector can perform regular evaluations for condition, effectiveness and potential for failures.
The Coating Inspector provides NACE level 2 and level 3 Senior Inspectors who are trained and fully compliant with the Rail Industry and Rail specification documents. From coated surfaces of rail vehicles to track and switching hardware, we are rail coating specialists.
What our clients say
We had a last-minute critical request to get the services of a Certified Level III NACE Inspector that could fit the three-shift schedule from our company’s painters and were recommended to The Coating Inspector. Not only were they able to amend their schedule to assist with the certifications and traveled a couple of times to York, Pennsylvania but their response to the request was fast and without hesitation. The customer service was outstanding, from the inspection to the documentation presented in a very timely and professional manner.Elisa Yates, Sourcing ManagerVoith Hydro Inc.
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