Protective Coatings Consulting Services

Public Works Capital Improvement Projects and Facilities Maintenance

Comprehensive coating inspection experience for all substrates, coatings and linings, and service conditions found in the water treatment industry

  • NACE Certified Coating Inspector, Level 3, No. 6219
  • NACE Certified Corrosion Technician, No. 21785
  • Quality Management Support
  • Design and Planning Support

Industry standard services for coating inspection and project support tasks

From planning and design phase through construction and on-going maintenance, all industries utilizing protective coatings for corrosion management will benefit from high quality inspection skills, knowledge, and resources. Customized coating inspection services for project teams and program administrators will enhance the effectiveness of every quality management system.

NACE Certified Coating Inspector

NACE Certified Inspector

From routine maintenance tasks to complex rehabilitation and large scale construction, comprehensive coating inspection services will maximize the value of corrosion control, corrosion prevention planning, and maintenance of assets.

Coatings Testing Services

Testing and Measurement

Some degree of testing is needed for most protective coatings inspections. Common tests include: measuring ambient conditions, testing for pH and moisture, surface contaminants, dry film thickness measurement, and holiday testing.

Quality Management Services

Quality Management

Asset owners and facilities managers will benefit from general contractors, coating applicators, material suppliers, and consultants which utilize high level quality management policies.

Coating Condition Survey Services

Coating Condition Survey

An assessment is necessary for evaluating alternative coating strategies, selecting coatings to meet the specific facility and condition requirements, and preparing and executing maintenance specifications.

Corrosion Planning Services

Corrosion Planning

Implementing standard procedures for design phase, inspection during construction phase, and monitoring during service life will maximize the effectiveness of protective coatings for corrosion prevention of infrastructure and assets.

Design Support Services

Design Phase Support

The use of standardized coating specifications can increase the quality and value of the protective coating work. The core features are centered around MasterFormat® standardized project specifications.


ICI is an online, self-paced course that consists of 8, 30-minute modules introducing the fundamentals of coatings, as well as the purpose and role of a coating inspector on a coatings project. Students may either choose to complete the modules in sequential order or those with more experience or with specif ic interests, may select the modules that would most benefit them in their career.

Our flagship training program for 30+ years, the NACE coating inspection courses set the standard for inspections in the protective coatings industry. Companies worldwide recognize and specify the NACE Coating Inspector Program the most because its comprehensive curriculum produces knowledgeable inspectors who have learned a skillset for fieldwork and a solid coatings foundation that strengthens the industry overall.

The PCS 1 Basic Principles introduces both the theoretical and practical aspects of using coatings to control corrosion and the economic benefits of managing them. Common corrosion control coatings are def ined and when, how, and where they should be used.
The PCS 2 Advanced course provides advanced level technology topics related to protective coatings. Highlights include an in-depth discussion of coatings, their basic chemical properties, and any unique considerations for their surface preparation, application and inspection. Testing coating properties and performance, common coating defects, substrates, selecting coating systems, the specif ication, and surveys and maintenance planning are also covered.

For coating inspectors & contractors. Contact info., standards, checklists, personnel tracking, safety, weather. Salt test & lead/heavy metal, surface preparation, mixing and application. Same as regular logbook but 30 day (vs. 6 month) supply. 5th edition 2015 NACE
Product Number: 37603
ISBN: 9781575903132
Author: Arthur K. Marshall
Publication Date: 2015
Written for coating inspectors and contractors, the fifth edition of this bestselling condensed logbook contains over 100 additional pages with new forms and checklists. The Coating Inspector’s Condensed Log book provides step by step job specific entry spaces for the entire coating or lining project and replaces a non-specific diary. Included are contact information, standards, checklists, essential and non-essential personnel tracking, safety documentation, summary of ambient weather conditions, pre-inspection log for Salt test and lead/heavy metal reporting, surface preparation, mixing and coating application and much more. The log book is designed to document work in real time and can be used to generate daily reports as required. It is a working tool and an excellent resource should there be disputes or litigation. As with the regular-sized logbook, you receive all of the same useful forms to help you keep vital site information on hand, but instead of a four- to six-month supply, you receive a 30-day supply

This course is designed to provide training in quality management for SSPC-Certified contractor personnel, Technical Quality Managers (TQM), and inspectors employed by SSPCQP 5 inspection firms. It provides an overview of the quality management aspects of surface preparation, paint, coatings, and inspection operations that a Quality Control Supervisor (QCS) needs to know to ensure delivery of a quality product to customers. It is highly recommended that persons attending the QCS course have recent inspection training (SSPC PCI, NBPI or BCI) or equivalent formal training and also have some quality control experience.
Quality systems
QCS qualifications and requirements
Training and qualifications
Technical resources
Quality manuals and procedures
Documentation and data control
Calibration programs
Contract document and specification review
Work plans and process control procedures
Inspection plans
Inspection reports
Internal audits

CPC planning is the most efficient method for effectively addressing and reducing the impact of corrosion at every stage of a product or facility’s lifecycle. This eCourse walks through the NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1 standard, diving into the key aspects of CPC planning for products and facilities. It covers: attributes that impact CPC planning; considerations for material selection and design to minimize corrosion; and items that should be addressed in CPC planning which affect CPC in design, fabrication and construction, operation and use, and maintenance and sustainability.

This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects. After completing this training program, students will be familiar with tools to develop effective coating projects and play a more active role in managing painting projects to successful completion.
Identify the key issues in managing a coatings project, including contracts, specifications, coating selection, and the roles of project participants
Analyze and prepare a coating specification through the use of corporate engineering standards
Recognize the cost of corrosion and select materials to mitigate it
Estimate accurately in project cost analysis
Define scheduling requirements, exposure environments, and coating systems for new construction
Conduct facility condition surveys and analyses for maintenance painting
Apply documentation methods during project administration
Recognize coating failures
Identify and comply with relevant environmental regulations

High-performance coatings. Third edition. New technology.  Reference tool for engineers, paint superintendents & maintenance personnel involved in the use of protective coatings to prevent corrosion. NACE E-BOOK
Product Number: 37599-E
ISBN: 1575902621
Author: C.G. Munger, Associate Author Louis D. Vincent
Publication Date: 2014
The latest edition of this classic text covers all aspects of the use of high-performance coatings. The third edition covers the significant increase in new technology in the coatings industry since the publication of the second edition in 1999. The book is a comprehensive reference tool for engineers, paint superintendents, maintenance personnel, and others involved in the use of protective coatings to prevent corrosion on all structures and in all industries and environments.

Information, procedures, standards & practices for inspection of coatings and linings on industrial structures. Provides coatings inspectors the resources to perform inspections. Referencees, Appendices, Glossary, Index. 1998 SSPC
Product Number: 38311
ISBN: 1889060119
Author: Edited by B.R. Appleman, R.W. Drisko, and J.M. Neugebauer
Publication Date: 1998
This handbook is a comprehensive compilation of information, procedures, standards, and practices needed for effective inspection of coatings and linings applied to industrial structures. Its primary purpose is to provide coatings inspectors with the resources and guidance to effectively perform the work of inspection. 1998 by SSPC, 8-1/2”x11”, hardbound, 504 pages, figures, tables, references, appendices, glossary, index

Instructions on 50 instruments & test kits for measuring ambient conditions, surface profile, SSPC visual guides, wet & dry film thickness, concrete testing, destructive coating thickness measurement, adhesion, holiday/pinhole detection & hardness.  3rd edition 2012 KTA-Tator, Inc.
Product Number: 38389
Author: By W.D. Corbett
Publication Date: 2012
Completely updated, the 3rd edition includes instructions on the step-by-step use of 50 instruments and test kits for measuring ambient conditions (including electronic psychrometers), surface profile (including two digital depth micrometers and a new procedure for use of replica tape), SSPC visual guides, wet and dry film thickness, concrete testing, destructive coating thickness measurement, adhesion, holiday/pinhole detection and coating hardness. An updated list of surface cleanliness standards, an updated index of industry standards, and a new surface salt extraction and analysis procedure are also included. 2012 by KTA-Tator, Inc., 8-1/2″ x 11″, softbound, 300 pages

Comprehensive visual guide to coating and surface defects.  Compiled by coating specialists to provide a useful pictorial reference to all who use and encounter paint coatings, their defects and failures. 2011 MPI Group
Product Number: 38335
ISBN: 0951394029
Author: By Brendan Fitzsimons
Publication Date: 2011
Fitz’s Atlas is a 200 page, pocket-sized ring binder including more than 190 illustrations to provide the most comprehensive visual guide to coating and surface defects. Each section has been compiled by coating specialists who understand paint coatings and their application and as such will provide a useful pictorial reference to all who use and encounter paint coatings, their defects and failures.

Entirely devoted to the failure analysis of coatings and paints – an “excellent reference to a select market”. Latest edition contains new material on surface preparation, transfer of salt to steel from contaminated abrasive, effect of peak density on coating performance, on galvanizing, silane-modified coatings, polyurea coatings, polyaspartics, and powder coatings and on dry spray. Balances scientific background and practical advice, giving both the theory and applications in a slim, easily readable form. Includes case studies of laboratory tests. Written by an author with over 25 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry.

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