NACE & SSPC COATING INSPECTIONS
Paint Platoon USA offers third party independent inspections and a variety of professional services related to coatings, linings, secondary containment, fireproofing and floorings in all of the industries we serve.
Both the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) have rigorous and comprehensive education, testing and evaluation criteria they utilizes for their Certified Inspector Programs (CIP). Paint Platoon USA has a NACE Level III Certified Inspector that is the Director of our Corporate Quality Assurance Programs.
Paint Platoon USA is your Partner in Asset Protection and our Added Value Services Include:
Coating Maintenance Priority Scheduling Audits
Facility Asset Condition Assessments and Logistical Support
Failure Analysis Investigation and Consultation
Full-Time NACE & SSPC Certified Inspections and Project Management
Hazardous Materials Testing and Evaluation
Litigation Support and Expert Witness
Material Selection and Evaluation
Project Cost Analysis
Project Design and Specification Development
NACE LEVEL III QC
Paint Platoon has a NACE Level III Certified Coating Inspector on staff and we offer a variety of services to our industrial and commercial clients throughout North America.
Quality Control monitoring and reporting includes:
Atmospheric Monitoring for temperature, humidity and dew point
Dry Film Thickness (DFT) per coat and total final thickness
Dry film Hardness Testing
Dry film adhesion testing
Final project verification, report submittal and customer approval
Hazardous material removal and chain of custody documentation
Holiday Testing – Both low and high voltage
Material selection, lot and batch verification, proper mixing, thinning and application monitoring
Plural Component Equipment Monitoring for proper agitation, ratio mixing and temperatures including heated line monitoring
Substrate Temperature Monitoring
Time and Temperature monitoring for applied film drying and curing gradients including wheel chart graphing
Touch up and repair with mapping verification
Visual Inspection for applied material related defects such as runs, sags, drips, overspray and holidays
Wet Film Thickness (WFT)
When Paint Platoon is installing a project we can, at the request of our clients, provide full time quality control inspectors to manage all aspects of quality control and assurance. All of our superintendents and foremen are highly experienced and trained with the latest technology in the coating industry. In some instances, whether mandated by state or federal codes or client corporate directives and procedures, a full time NACE Level III inspector is required on projects. When this is the case, Paint Platoon will select an inspector with the background and experience necessary to insure all aspects of the projected are properly monitored, documented and held at various check point intervals. Once the project is completed and approved by the client, all documents can be provided in an easy to access format on disc for future reference.
Asset Assessment and Plant Surveys Paint Platoon realizes our customers are in the business of operating their respective facilities at full capacity with all their equipment operating as designed and without interruption. Proper inspection and maintenance intervals have proven time and time to be the single most important aspect of uninterrupted service. Annual plant surveys of tank farms, associated piping systems and equipment will provide the accurate and timely information needed to accommodate shut downs for periodic coating and lining maintenance or replacement. Paint Platoon can also develop comprehensive budget and lump sum firm pricing for all coating and lining related projects with a reliable estimate of the down time each respective project will take.
Paint Platoon has the capabilities to provide multiple site field crews to work simultaneously to complete every aspect of a project during a shutdown. Exterior coatings, interior tank linings, fireproofing and flooring can all be managed and directed under a sole source of responsibility even during the most rigorous of time constraints. Annual surveys allow for the detection, planning and budgeting for all coating, lining, fireproofing and flooring requirements of our customers.
Once a condition assessment is made, Paint Platoon can write a detailed project specification with a variety of cost comparisons that allow our customers to select material and installation options with a detailed focus on budgetary constraints, life cycle parameters, process efficiency, general safety and periodic maintenance costs.
At Paint Platoon we know each customer has a matrix of constraints to work with and we provide as many options as possible to reduce costs and maximize operating life cycles for coatings, linings, floorings, secondary containment and fireproofing installations. Our extensive product selection experience is built on years of reliability investigation, customer feedback and the ongoing exposure to state of the art and advanced technologhy in material design. With Paint Platoon you can rest assured we only specify materials that meet or exceed the demanding applications of our customers.
API, ASME & STI SP001 Integrity Inspections
Paint Platoon does not conduct these types of tests, however, we are developing a Strategic Alliance Program (SAP) with exceptional companies that do. Paint Platoon performs coating, lining, secondary containment and fireproofing inspections while metallurgical integrity testing is being conducted on site by another accredited agency.
By scheduling multiple inspections simultaneously or one right after the other, we can provide a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive inspection service unparalleled in the industry.
By combining resources and working closely together, down time is substantially minimized while we take full advantage of utilizing one tank entry permit and the resources of one attendant. The inspectors also have the ability to communicate their findings on site with one another and economically investigate areas which may be of concern to one or more parties, including the facility owner.
Third Party Independent Testing and Failure Analysis
Premature degradation to coatings, linings, fireproofing, flooring and secondary containment can be frustrating, time consuming and a detriment to the ongoing process operations of our customers. Paint Platoon has the experience, resources and independent testing laboratories necessary to fully assess any failure and to provide immediate and comprehensive solutions to a wide variety of failures.
Our preference is for annual asset inspections, but when time is of the essence our staff can address and identify the cause and effect relationship of premature failures. Whether it be material selection or a thorough review of operating parameters, we have the skill and expertise to assess even the most difficult failures.