Infrastructure Protection & Inspection
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Protect Your Infrastructure
Did you know that protective coatings play an integral role in increasing the lifespan of our bridges and infrastructure? Coating failures contribute to billions of dollars being spent annually on replacement and repair of these systems. By having assets inspected during the coating process and as part of a maintenance program you can identify coating problems early and take corrective action to prevent further damage.
A certified coating inspector will verify that the specification is followed and that no steps were missed. Using specialized tools throughout the coating process, the Inspector will verify that everything was done exactly to the manufacturer’s guidelines and will communicate directly with the Contractor and Client on anything that doesn’t conform to that guideline.
Coating Inspection During Maintenance
A certified coating inspector has the knowledge and experience to assess the condition of the protective coatings on bridges and other structures. They will identify problems such as cracking, peeling, or blistering and provide recommendations for remediation. In some cases, coating problems can lead to structural problems. By having these assets inspected, you can ensure that any coating issues are identified and addressed before causing serious damage.
NACE coating inspectors carry out inspections on various paint systems and installations/structures for infrastructure. Maintenance on infrastructure is quite expensive, viaducts, railway bridges, and other structures need a high-quality approach.
At The Coating Inspector, we understand that the backbone of any thriving community and economy is its infrastructure.
Our mission is to ensure that this critical foundation remains robust, resilient, and reliable through our comprehensive infrastructure protection and inspection services. We specialize in safeguarding and maintaining the integrity of essential assets, including bridges, highways, tunnels, and water treatment facilities, against the relentless wear of time and nature.
Our state-of-the-art inspection services are the first line of defense in identifying potential issues before they escalate. Utilizing the latest in technology, and advanced non-destructive testing methods, we provide detailed assessments that are both efficient and effective.
Corrosion is a relentless foe. Our corrosion protection strategies are designed to extend the lifespan of your infrastructure, using the latest coatings and cathodic protection techniques to ward off environmental and chemical threats.
Structural Health Monitoring
We implement cutting-edge monitoring solutions that provide real-time data on the condition of structures, allowing for proactive maintenance and ensuring safety and longevity.
Maintenance & Rehabilitation
From minor repairs to major rehabilitation, our team has the expertise to restore and enhance infrastructure, ensuring it meets current standards and future demands.
Why Choose The Coating Inspector
Expertise You Can Trust: With years of experience and a team of certified professionals, we bring unparalleled expertise to every project.
Innovative Solutions: We stay at the forefront of technology and best practices, offering innovative solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each piece of infrastructure.
Commitment to Safety: Safety is our top priority. We are committed to protecting not just the infrastructure we serve, but also the communities and environments surrounding them.
Sustainable Practices: Understanding the importance of sustainability, we integrate eco-friendly practices into our work, aiming to protect both your infrastructure and the planet.
Customer-Centric Approach: Your peace of mind is important to us. We work closely with our clients, offering transparent communication and customized solutions to fit your specific needs.
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.
All jobs are conducted according to industry standards: NACE/AMPP, ISO 9001:2015 and CSA/SSPC in Canada, ASTM and ISO for international clients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
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 The Coating Inspector, we are dedicated to delivering excellence in infrastructure protection and inspection. We promise to provide solutions that are not only effective but also sustainable, ensuring that your infrastructure can withstand the test of time and continue to serve as the foundation for growth and prosperity.
At The Coating Inspector, we’re not just protecting infrastructure; we’re building the foundation for a brighter, more secure future. Join us in our mission to ensure the safety, durability, and longevity of the world’s most critical assets.
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.”
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).