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What’s inside this article: too often experts in one field are unaware of their lack of knowledge in others. Getting the best results in an industrial and construction setting requires experts in every domain to come together and focus and specialize in their own unique field. “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

All contractors serve a purpose to support the construction industry. Protective coatings have become more prominent in both light and heavy industrial industries. However, there is a lack of understanding of what coating inspection is, and who can do it properly.

 

The Importance of Specialization

All contractors serve a purpose to support the construction industry. Protective coatings have become more prominent in both light and heavy industrial industries. However, there is a lack of understanding of what coating inspection is, and who can do it properly.

More senior and experienced contractors and engineers in industrial construction settings tend to make recommendations outside of their area of expertise. While they are skilled in their specialization (manufacturing, logistics, energy, general construction), they don’t have extensive domain knowledge particular to protective coatings to prevent corrosion.

NACE-certified inspectors have industry-recognized certifications. Just some of the certifications related to coating inspection our team has are:

  • NACE Certified Level 1, 2, 3
  • NACE Protective Coating Specials Level 2
  • MPI Architectural Coating Specialist
  • SSPC Instruction
  • C6 Power Tools Clean
  • C7 Abrasive Blast
  • C12 Spray Application

The Coating Inspector is also a member of relevant industry organizations, such as the OACETT, AWWA, NACE, SSPC, OPCA, OWWA, and the HHCA which govern coating inspection and related activities to properly assess, protect and maintain your assets.

 

 

 

The best result on any industrial or construction project is the collaboration of specialists in each domain. In a naval shipyard setting, it requires both steel and NACE-certified coating inspectors collaborating with engineers to harmonize their specific skills to take a holistic approach to inspection and maintenance.

Often there is a misconception in the construction industry that paint and coatings are an afterthought, and don’t require expert oversight. Skilled industry veterans may “not know what they don’t know,” unaware of the critical role protective coatings play in maintaining and protecting their equipment.

Project management is all about bringing together the right people for the right task, and coordinating their skills when cross-domain expertise is necessary. The best results come from this approach. When there is a knowledge gap, which is often the case in coating inspection, it requires an expert in the field. Very few operations have a dedicated coating specialist who is qualified to do the work.

This lack of understanding can have serious financial consequences, in a lack of efficiency, part and equipment lifespan, and potential failures and operational delays as a result. Investing in the expertise of a certified domain specialist, such as an accredited coating inspector is critical to preventing the above.

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Hire A Skilled Coating Inspector For Your Project

At The Coating Inspector, our mission is to educate the rest of the construction industry on the necessity, efficacy and importance of protective coatings. Do you have a skill-gap in paint inspection and protective coatings? That’s what The Coating Inspector specializes in. We provide comprehensive consulting, assessment and coordination with your team to ensure the efficacy of your protective coatings.

Reach out today and book your consultation. 

 

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