Guide to Industrial Coatings Inspections
Industrial coatings provide more than just an aesthetic finish to on industrial equipment or base materials. Industrial coatings are engineered barriers that protect parts from a wide variety of damages and extreme environments. Concrete, plastics, and metal materials are often strong on their own in many ways, but each of these base materials needs a layer of protective coating that adheres to its surface and protects it from corrosion. At the end of every coating process, parts should be inspected to ensure the coating is in line with acceptable parameters. Most industrial coatings need to fall within a certain degree of thickness to ensure they adequately cover the part and don’t obscure small details or complexities. Well-run paint lines have quality inspection standards in place to ensure that every coating project falls within acceptable thickness averages.
When selecting the right industrial coating methods, the equipment matters just as much as the coating material. An optimal industrial coatings line requires clean filters and spray tips, strong pump seals, and regularly flushed air lines.
Industrial coatings suppliers should work with their customers to ensure they regularly:
• Audit processes with feedback from applicators
• Clean work areas
• Maintain equipment
UESI’s expertise in protective coatings and corrosion control is often put to good use by our many industrial and government customers.
With services ranging from facility condition inspections to overseeing large coating projects, UESI helps to ensure that valuable infrastructure is protected and well maintained.