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Corrosion management

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Corrosion Management

Corrosion is a major integrity threat for nearly every industry in Canada and adds significant costs to your asset’s life cycle. A corrosion-induced failure can lead to wasted product, deferred production, repair or replacement, and serious impacts on public safety and the environment. Nothing quite hammers that point home more than when looking at Canada’s annual cost of corrosion which in 2022 was approximately 51.9 billion dollars.

Numerous observations revealed that many corrosion-related failures, leaks, and near misses were not at all due to inadequate, erroneous, or obsolete corrosion engineering designs or applications, but were instead promoted and accelerated by other non-engineering (or non-technical) shortcomings.

Protective coatings For Corrosion Control

The industrial, commercial, and architectural markets rely heavily on coatings for the protection of assets. Coatings are a thin layer of solid material on a surface that provides improved protective, decorative, or functional properties. More specifically, they are a liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a surface, is converted into a solid protective, decorative, or functional adherent film.

Protective coatings are applied to a surface to protect the substrate from corrosion. An effective way to protect metals from corrosion is by physically isolating a substrate from its environment by applying protective coatings.

Coatings protect against corrosion through one of the following ways: they block necessary elements from coming together to start the corrosion process, actively prevent the electrochemical reaction from occurring, or steer the corrosion process in a direction that is will not harm the asset.

Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Regular equipment leaks and failures in an asset were not identified over
    long periods after commissioning. The failure to identify them often led to an inability to devise and implement the required remedial, corrective, or rectifying activity.

  • No integrity reviews were carried out after commissioning and changes in the operations and process parameters increased the corrosion
    threat levels or even created new ones.

  • A lack of appropriate and much-needed databases, registers,
    procedures, strategies, meeting minutes, and other forms of
    documentation whose data, information, guidelines, and instructions
    could have significantly improved an existing Asset Integrity Management System.

  • A lack of adequate communication between various individuals or
    companies who contributed to the overall asset integrity management.

  • A lack of adequate training in both corrosion engineering and corrosion

  • Reliance on out-of-date, inaccurate, or irrelevant data and information.

  • A non–risk-based approach to inspection and overall asset integrity

Corrosion Assessment

Many of these shortcomings can be brought to light by performing a Corrosion Assessment of your asset complete with remediation activities that include Corrosion Management measures that have been proven to improve the integrity of your asset.

Corrosion management plays a critical role in safeguarding both the functionality and appearance of industrial assets. Protective coatings are specifically designed to shield exterior and interior surfaces from a range of damaging factors, including corrosion, abrasion, extreme temperatures, chemical exposure, and UV degradation.

These coatings are indispensable in sectors like oil and gas, chemical, infrastructure, and power, where equipment often faces severe environmental conditions, such as intense heat and saltwater exposure.

Beyond their protective qualities, there is a growing demand among customers for these coatings to also provide an aesthetically pleasing finish. This dual requirement underscores the importance of selecting corrosion control systems that not only extend the lifespan of industrial assets but also enhance their visual appeal. Effective corrosion management, therefore, involves a balance between functional protection and aesthetic considerations, ensuring long-term durability.

By implementing effective corrosion management strategies as well as investment, we can minimize the negative impacts of corrosion and promote sustainability.

It is important to understand that the environmental impact of corrosion is not only related to the production of anti-corrosion prevention and protection goods and services with polluting components.

Corrosion management plays a crucial role in achieving a sustainable future in various industries

Prevention & Mitigation

The primary focus of corrosion management is to prevent or mitigate the occurrence of corrosion. This involves using corrosion-resistant materials, implementing protective coatings, and designing structures to minimize exposure to corrosive elements, among other means of prevention and control.

By taking proactive steps, we can extend the life of assets, reduce maintenance requirements, and minimize repairs and expenses, and increase operating efficiency and prevent costly down-time.

Risk Assessment

The primary focus of corrosion management is to prevent or mitigate the occurrence of corrosion. This involves using corrosion-resistant materials, implementing protective coatings, and designing structures to minimize exposure to corrosive elements, among other means of prevention and control.

By taking proactive steps, we can extend the life of assets, reduce maintenance requirements, and minimize repairs and expenses, and increase operating efficiency and prevent costly down-time.

Our process

our coating inspection process

We have a tried and true methodology for assessing and prevention corrosion through our ISO-standardized and client-customized workflow.



A maintenance survey determines the coating conditions of a surface. Surveys are used to create a maintenance schedule for re-coating and touch-up applications.



The Coating Inspector performs testing for a wide range of coating applications. We test for conformity, compatibility, performance, coat thickness, hardness, adhesion, and finishes.



Once testing has been completed, we provide our detailed recommendations in a report. This ensures that all aspects of the survey are considered and addressed.


Coating Specifications

All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE/AMPP, ISO 9001:2015 and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.


our team

The Coating Inspector works with contractors, owners, and engineers. We are a third party unbiased leader in the provision of professional coating inspection services.


blasting & painting

The Coating Inspector provides supervision and project management in the sandblasting, painting and coatings industry.

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Our Services

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We check industrial equipment to ensure protective coatings were correctly applied to minimize corrosion risk. Our inspectors go through rigorous training to identify problems in coating applications. They can make recommendations for which types of coatings can best protect the materials from corroding.

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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.

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This is the qualitative test of the adhesion coating system. This test will only give allow to ensure there is an adequate bond to the coated substrate. This test does not differentiate between levels of bonding. Adhesion testing is used to evaluate the adhesion to the substrate, in between coats, and internal film.

Coating inspection services

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. DFT test serves as a foundation for the entire coating inspection,.

Coating inspection services

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.

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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 AMPP  inspectors in the world. 

at your assistance

Certified Coating Inspectors are trained, and have the equipment required, to monitor these conditions and ensure everything is within an acceptable level.

To find out how The Coating Inspector can be your partner in Corrosion Management: Call Us


why us

Hire the Right Coating Inspector in Canada

Do you have existing corrosion, or are looking to prevent costly equipment failure? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to get a consultation.

The Coating Inspector is ISO certified, something few competitors can offer. We also have extensive reviews, decades of combined experience and the most highly trained coating inspectors in the industry.

What is an ISO Certification?

“Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates an organisations commitment to a safer working environment and the protection of employees against injury at work.

ISO 45001 certified organisations have identified and operate to regulatory requirements through enforcing procedures for compliance with legislation. Improved identification of hazards and risk management, involving all levels of the organisation through setting objectives, targets and documented responsibilities are recognised by regulators as a commitment to safe working conditions and continuous improvement.”

Source: https://www.qas-international….

QAS ISO certifies strict compliance procedures to legislative and standard compliances.

We have been certified in continuous improvement and service to our compliance.

We are commited to impeccable client service & employee safety.


The AMPP (Formerly know as The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)) is a globally recognized certification body to certify and train corrosion engineers.

With over 36,000 members globally, it is the most recognized trade association of corrosion inspectors to ensure industry standards in the coating inspection industry.

Established in 1943, it serves to train corrosion inspectors, enforce industry standards, certify engineers, publish and research corrosion inspection techniques and journals, as well as provide a standardized approach to corrosion inspection and prevention.

NACE “equips society to protect people, assets and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.”

Every project, business and industrial assets are unique. Depending on the scope of work, location and amount of inspectors or work hours required for your project, the cost can vary. 

However, The Coating Inspector is committed to saving your business time, money and assets. The cost of equipment breakdown, shutdown or repair delays can cost your business far more resources than preventative maintenance, work and inspection.

Call, email or contact us via the form below with a bit more of information about your business. From there we’ll consult with you regarding your unique corrosion prevention requirements. 

From there we’ll provide you a comprehensive quote and scope of work, and then begin working together with you to keep your facility and equipment in top working area.

Primarily all across Canada and globally (depending on the project).