A new guide to protective coating surveys provides comprehensive practical advice for those involved in the inspection of paint systems used for corrosion protection applications.
Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Surveys incorporates thorough practical guidance for consistent protective coating assessments and visual evaluations, and the production of detailed coating reports. It is designed to assist engineers, surveyors, inspectors and asset owners to make the correct decisions on corrosion protection and coating maintenance programmes.
Written by industry experts with many years of coatings and corrosion control experience, the new publication will enable users to make informed decisions on the management of anti-corrosion systems and coating performance.
For ease of use, the extensive guide is broken down into separate covering the essential information needed by anyone involved in undertaking surveys to establish coating condition and remedial painting specifications, review coating guarantees, or investigate coating complaints, failures and claims.
With specific reference to the marine, offshore, petrochemical, bridges and other industrial sectors, the handbook looks at common defects and explains how percentages linked to coating breakdown can be estimated, alongside full advice on approved field testing and sampling techniques.
Other technical guidance is provided on the European and International rust scale, dry film thickness, adhesion testing and porosity (holiday) detection, as well as coatings used as passive fire protection systems.
Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Surveys refers to ASTM, ISO, CEPA and SSPC standards for coating evaluation and includes the full Re Scale of Rust illustrations.
In addition, among the practical considerations covered, the guide also considers health and safety requirements, the role of photography, documentation and reporting, as well as the industry standards and test methods that should be referenced.
Fitz’s Atlas of Coatings Surveys is produced in the same pocket-sized style and format as the highly regarded Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Defects which has become a standard reference guide in the protective coatings industry.