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.
About Dry Film Thickness Test
Dry Film Thickness test allows us to find excessive use of materials which can be both damaging and costly. Since each coating requires a different thickness DFT tester becomes a handy tool in hands of a skilled inspector.
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If you’re looking to protect your infrastructure, inspect your coating applications, and mitigate your future risks, you need a professional coating inspection company.
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.
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.
Our Coating Inspectors
At The Coating Inspector, we employ the highest skilled NACE accredited coating inspectors in the industry, with combined decades of experience.
- The Coating Inspector is NACE International certified in NACE levels 1, 2 and 3
- OACETT certified as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) in the leading engineering designation across Canada
- SSPC Certified by the Society for Protective Coatings, the leading standard in the protective coatings industry
- MPI Certified by the Master Painter’s Institute
From the first consultation to the delivery of our audit report, recommendation, and action items, we’ll embed ourselves with your on-site personnel and engineers to ensure compliance, protection, and thorough analysis of your coating inspection. You’ll receive a comprehensive report on the status of your protective industrial coatings to clearly present an action plan to your key stakeholders.
We have the tools and technologies to expertly analyze surface coatings and provide detailed reports on their condition, allowing our customers to make informed business decisions on scheduling, budgeting and maintenance. The coating industry is fast changing. Advancements and new products enter the marketplace on a continual basis. Think of us as a beneficial resource that can enhance sound technical and economical choices for your coating projects from start to finish.
Our Coating Inspection Process
We have a detailed, 6 step process for inspecting and improving your coating protections.
- Survey: we conduct a thorough survey of your assets, their coatings and state of maintenance to determine a plan for coating protection
- Testing: Our expert trained inspectors test your coating applications through a variety of means, technologies and expertise. We test for conformity, compatibility, performance, coat thickness, hardness, adhesion, and finishes.
- Recommendations: Once the coating inspection survey is complete, your coating consultant will assess a plan of action to protect, maintain and apply protective coatings to prevent coating failure. You’ll be presented with a detailed coating inspection audit.
- Coding specifications: All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.
- Contractor: Our team of partner contractors, internal The Coating Inspector employees, consultants, owners and certified engineers will ensure the highest standard of quality professional coating inspection services.
- Blasting & Painting: The Coating Inspector will oversee the application of coatings, sandblasting, and protective painting
Our goal is for our entire team to provide safe, productive and qualified experiences across all aspects of the industry. This is work you can truly be proud of. Imagine driving across a bridge with your family or passing a water tower in your community and saying “I painted that.” At The Coating Inspector, we paint and protect a lot of monumental structures. This is a trade with a bright future.
Hire The Best Coating Inspection Company
If you’re looking for complete coating inspection services from one of the best coating inspection consultants, contact us for a free consultation. We’ll answer any coating-related questions to ensure you invest in your assets, infrastructure and protect your equipment.
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