Common Coating Inspection Practices, Standards & Equipment

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Common Coating InspectionPractices, Standards &EquipmentPresented By: Joseph Saleeby10 Year, Principal Technical RepresentativeIndependent Representative of Tnemec Company, Inc.NACE Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector #13069

Presentation Summary: Basics of Coating Inspection. Coating Specification. Brief Introduction to SurfacePreparation Standards. Commonly used Standards andInspection Equipment.

Types of Inspectors Third party inspector supplied by an independentconsulting firm (full or part time). A corrosion engineer or someone assigned by the owneror architect. A retired painter or coating supervisor. The contractor. Should have some type of nationally recognizedcertification.

Basic Inspection Practice Preliminary Inspection ResponsibilitiesInspection of Surface PreparationInspection of Coating ApplicationPost-Application Inspection

Preliminary InspectionResponsibilities1. and understand the job specificationAttend the pre-job conferenceBecome aware of safety hazards and responsibilitiesPrepare inspection forms and inspection planInspection of jobsite conditionsInspection of materialsInspection of equipmentMonitor ambient conditions

What do you do when you don’t have a3rd Party Inspector?Manufacturer’s can design veryimpressive technology but when it isimproperly specified or installedincorrectly the technology is useless. –Common Sense

Team Building Specification

Elements of a TypicalCoating Specification General Terms and definitions Reference standards andcodes Scope Safety Prejob conference Surface preparation Coating materials Sampling coatingsWorkmanshipApplicationWork scheduleRepairs and remedialcoating work Inspection Documentation

Keys to Success Put together a team building document for thespecific project. Require a qualified and experienced industrialcoatings & lining installer. Require a knowledgeable NACE CertifiedManufacturers Rep to review existing coatingconditions prior to beginning the project.

Keys to Success Require a pre-paint meeting where the owner,applicator and selected manufacturers NACE CertifiedRepresentative and inspector if employed all meet onsite prior to coating application. This meeting will insurethat everyone is clear on the schedule, surfacepreparation and application methods. Require holdpoint-inspections. The NACE CertifiedManufacturer’s Representative will visit the site weeklyor as needed to support the application of the productsand report any deficiencies to the team including theowner/engineer in writing.

Keys to Success Require the performance you believe in. Require specific generic type base on the performanceof the manufacturer most involved with the project ormost qualified for the application. PolyamidoamineEpoxy, Fluoropolymer, etc. Require necessary performance characteristics.i.e., adhesion, corrosion resistance, H2S Resistance, permeability,abrasion resistance, UV resistance, cyclic salt fog, immersion, etc.

When in doubt Contact your trusted knowledgeable coatingconsultant/manufacturers representative. If over-coating, require test patch to verify adhesion. Have the coating consultant review the project and puttogether a written coating recommendation. Utilize qualified installers for the recommendedproducts. If you have a new project in design have yourmanufacturer’s representative meet with the designfirm to discuss the parameters of the application.

Visual Standards &ObservationsSSPC-Vis 1 Visual Standard

SSPC-SP13/NACE 6Surface Preparation of Concrete Prep of concrete bymechanical, chemical, orthermal methods Applicable to CIP, Pre-Cast,CMU, & Shotcrete Free of laitance, looseadhering concrete & dust Use ICRI CSP visualstandards Technical GuidlineNo. 03732

Quality Control

Visual & Dry Mils

Quality Control How you ensure you are getting what you specify.– Verify adhesion & compatibility of coatings. i.e., Evaluation/Report/Testing/Test Patch–––––––Verify Surface PreparationVerify wet or dry film thicknessVerify surface and ambient conditionsHoliday TestingThorough visual inspectionAll performed by the project teamDocumented Findings (Daily Logs)

Quality ControlWhen you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

Surface Preparation

Contaminants Oil, grease, soilDirt/dustMildewVarious chemicalSoluble salts(non-visible)RustLoose or broken mill scaleRust scale

Loose Mill Scale

Factors of Surface Preparation Anchor patternBlast profilePrep cleanlinessSharp ridges, burs, edges or cutsSurface condensationOld coatings with poor adhesion

Surface Preparation StandardsIndustry accepted SP standards:– SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)– NACE International (NACE)– International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

Standards in WTP & WWTPSteel Surfaces:– SSPC-SP1 Solvent Cleaning– SSPC-SP2 Hand Tool Cleaning– SSPC-SP3 Power Tool Cleaning– SSPC-SP11 Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal– SSPC-SP5/NACE 1 White Metal Blast– SSPC-SP10/NACE 2 Near White Metal Blast– SSPC-SP6/NACE 3 Commercial Blast– SSPC-SP7/NACE 4 Brush-Off Blast– SSPC-SP12/NACE 5 Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals byWaterjetting Prior to Recoating– SSPC-SP13/NACE No. 6 Surface Preparation of Concrete

Rust Grades of SteelGrade AGrade CGrade BGrade D

SSPC-SP5/NACE 1White Metal Blast Cleaning Abrasive Blast cleaning ofsteel surfaces Free of all oil, grease, dust,dirt, mill scale, rust, coating,oxides, corrosion products,foreign matter, & stains Removes all existing coating,mill scale, rust, oxides,corrosion products, stains, &other foreign matter

SSPC-SP10/NACE 2Near–White Metal Blast Cleaning Abrasive Blast cleaning ofsteel surfaces Free of all oil, grease, dust,dirt, mill scale, rust, coating,oxides, corrosion products,foreign matter Random staining up to 5%from rust, mill scale orpreviously applied coatings

SSPC-SP6/NACE 3Commercial Blast Cleaning Abrasive Blast cleaning ofsteel surfaces Free of all oil, grease,dust, dirt, mill scale, rust,coating, oxides, corrosionproducts, foreign matter Random staining up to33% from rust, mill scaleor previously appliedcoatings

SSPC-SP7/NACE 4Brush-Off Blast Cleaning Abrasive Blast cleaning ofsteel surfaces Free of all oil, grease, dust,dirt, & loose mill scale, looserust, & loose coating Mill scale, rust ,and coatingconsidered adherent ifcannot be lifted by putty knife

SSPC-SP12/NACE 5High- & Ultrahigh Pressure Water Jetting The use of water without additionof solid particles in the stream Recently updated to simplify

SSPC-SP11Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal Use of power tools toproduce or retain surfaceprofile Suitable when abrasiveblasting is not feasible Free of all oil, grease, dust,dirt, mill scale, rust, coating,oxides, corrosion products,foreign matter Min 1 mil profile required

SSPC-SP3Power Tool Cleaning Method of preparing steelsurfaces with power tools Removes all loose mill scale,loose rust, loose coating, andother loose foreign matter Mill scale, rust ,and coatingconsidered adherent ifcannot be lifted by a dullputty knife

SSPC-SP2Hand Tool Cleaning Method of preparing steelsurfaces with hand tools Removes all loose millscale, loose rust, loosecoating, and other looseforeign matter Mill scale, rust ,and coatingconsidered adherent ifcannot be lifted by a dullputty knife

SSPC-SP1Solvent Cleaning Method of removing all visible oil,grease, soil, drawing & cuttingcompounds, and other solublecontaminants from steel surfaces Hydrocarbon solvents, Emulsionor Alkaline cleaners, or Steamcleaning with detergents A prerequisite requirement for allsteel surface preparationmethods

SSPC-SP13/NACE 6Surface Preparation of Concrete Prep of concrete bymechanical, chemical, orthermal methods Applicable to CIP, Pre-Cast,CMU, & Shotcrete Free of laitance, looseadhering concrete & dust Use ICRI CSP visualstandards


ASTM StandardsUsedIn Field Inspections

ASTM Standards D 523 Test Method for Specular GlossD 610 Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel SurfacesD 660 Degree of Checking of Exterior PaintsD 661 Degree of Cracking of Exterior PaintsD 662 Degree of Erosion of Exterior PaintsD 714 Degree of Blistering of PaintsD 1186 Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness ofNonmagnetic Coatings Applied to a Ferrous Base D 3274 Degree of Surface Disfigurement of Paint Films byMicrobial (Fungal or Algal) Growth or Soil and DirtAccumulation D 3359 Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

ASTM Standards D 4138 Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of ProtectiveCoating Systems by Destructive Means D 4214 Degree of Chalking of Exterior Paint Films D 4263 Indicating Moisture in Concrete by the Plastic SheetMethod D 4417 Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast CleanedSteel D 4414 Measurement of Wet Film Thickness of OrganicCoatings by Notch Gauges D 4541 Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable AdhesionTesters D 4610 Determining the Presence of and Removing Microbial(Fungal or Algal) Growth on Paint and Related Coatings D 4752 Measuring MEK Resistance of Ethyl Silicate (Inorganic)Zinc-Rich Primers by Solvent Rub

ASTM Standards D 5162 Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of NonconductiveProtective Coating on Metallic Substrates D 5402 Assessing the Solvent Resistance of Organic CoatingsUsing Solvent Rubs D 6677 Evaluating Adhesion by Knife D7091 Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness ofNonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals andNonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-FerrousMetals D 7234 Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coating on ConcreteUsing Pull-Off Adhesion Testers E 337 Measuring Humidity with a Psychrometer (Themeasurement of Wet-Bulb and Dry-Bulb Temperatures) F 1869 Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of ConcreteSubfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride

ASTM D 523Test Method for Specular Gloss Gloss reading should be anaverage of 3 readings per area.Gloss is measured at angles of20 , 60 and 85 . 85 is used forlow gloss coatings, 20 for highgloss coatings and 60 at all glosslevels.Tnemec used 60 gloss readingsat the following levels across ourproduct line. 0-10 flat 10-25 eggshell 25-40 low semigloss 40-55 semigloss 55-70 high semigloss 70-85 gloss 85 high gloss

ASTM D 610Degree of Rusting on Painted SteelSurfaces Method to evaluate the degreeand type/s of rusting present in anarea.Degree of rusting is rated on ascale of 0 to 10. Rating of 0 beinggreater than 50% rusting, 10 beingless than or equal to 0.01%.Tnemec typically does not wantto overcoat structures with ratingsgreater than 4-S, 5-G or 6-P.(Reference Technical Bulletin 9810 R2)Corresponds to SSPC–VIS 2(Scale on next slide)

ASTM D 610 / SSPC-VIS 2Photographic StandardRust GradePercent of Surface Rusted10Less than or equal to 0.01%9Spot General PinpointNoneNoneNoneGreater than 0.01% to 0.03%9-S9-G9-P8Greater than 0.03% to 0.1%8-S8-G8-P7Greater than 0.1% to 0.3%7-S7-G7-P6Greater than 0.3% to 1%6-S6-G6-P5Greater than 1% to 3%5-S5-G5-P4Greater than 3% to 10%4-S4-G4-P3Greater than 10% to 16%3-S3-G3-P2Greater than 16% to 33%2-S2-G2-P1Greater than 33% to 50%1-S1-G1-P0Greater than 50%NoneNoneNone

ASTM D 660Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints Defined as a break in the filmthat does not go all the way tothe substrate.Visual examples are given foridentification purposes.May be visible or microscopicMany types of checking arerecognized.More than 1 type of checkingmay be present at a time.Checking can cause dirt, mold, ormildew collection. It can be a signof limited coating flexibility, or acoating applied too thick or at toohigh a substrate temperature.

ASTM D 661Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paints Defined as a break in thefilm that goes to the substrate.Visual examples are givenfor identification purposes.Three types of cracking arerecognized.Some Causes of Cracking Include:Paint shrinkage; limited flexibility of thefilm; excessive thickness (especiallyin zinc rich materials); an applied orcured coating at too high a temperature.

ASTM D 714Degree of Blistering of Paints Photographic reference standardto evaluate size & frequency ofblistering present.The size & density of the blistersare rated on a scale of 10 to 0. Arating of 10 being no blistering. Arating of 8 represents the smallestsize easily seen by the unaidedeye. Ratings of 6, 4, and 2represent progressively largersizes.Level of frequency is rated asDense, Medium Dense, Medium,& Few.Example causes of blistering:Solvent entrapment, oils, chlorides,sulfates, cathodic disbondment

ASTM D 1186 Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thicknessof Nonmagnetic Coatings applied to a ferrous base &ASTM D 7091 Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thicknessof Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals andNonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-FerrousMetals Two basic types of DFT gagescover in this standard.– Magnetic Pull-Off Gages (alsoknown as Type I Gages)– Electronic Gages (also known asType II Gages) Complimenting Standard is SSPCPA2

ASTM D 3274 & D 4610 Microbial Growthor Soil and Dirt Evaluation Methods D 3274 – Provides a numericallygraded photographic referencestandard (0 to 8) for the degree offungal and algal growth, or soil anddirt accumulation on coatings. Arating of 10 indicates a film absent ofdisfigurement by particulate matter. D4610 – Guide used for determiningthe presence of fungal or algalgrowth on coatings and methods forremoval of such growth prior torecoating.

ASTM D 3359Measuring Adhesion by Tape TestThis Standard cover two Test Methods. Method A: An X-cut is madethrough the film to the substrate,pressure-sensitive tape is appliedand removed, and adhesion isassessed qualitatively on a 0 to 5scale. Method B: A lattice pattern witheither six or eleven cuts in eachdirection is made in the film to thesubstrate, pressure-sensitive tape isapplied and removed, and adhesionis evaluated by comparison withdescriptions and illustrations.

ASTM D 3359, Method A5A: No peeling or removal4A: Trace peeling or removal along incisions orat their intersection.3A: Jagged removal along incisions up to 1.6 mm(1/16 in.) on either side.2A: Jagged removal along most of incisions up to3.2 mm (1/8 in.) on either side.1A: Removal from most of the area of the Xunder the tape.0A: Removal beyond the area of the X.

ASTM D 3359, Method B5B: The edges of the cuts are completely smooth;none of the squares of the lattice is detached.4B: Small flakes of the coating are detached atintersections; less than 5% of the area isaffected.3B: Small flakes of the coating are detached alongedges and at intersections of cuts. The areaaffected is 5 to 15% of the lattice.2B: The coating has flaked along the edges andon parts of the squares. The area affected is 15to 35% of the lattice.1B: the coating has flaked along the edges of cutsin large ribbons and whole squares havedetached. The area affected is 35 to 65% ofthe lattice.0B: Flaking and detachment worse than Grade 1.

ASTM D 4138 Measurement of Dry FilmThickness of Protective Coating Systemsby Destructive Means Three test methods are discussed.Test Method A (illustrated) is themost common method used.Main use – Investigative method/s to evaluatelayers & DFT of a coating system.Some limitations of use – Max DFT of 50 mils Ctg./surf. needs to be rigid enoughto prevent deformation Complex shapes

ASTM D 662 & D 4214 Degree of Erosion& Chalking of Exterior Paint Films Methods are used to define the amountof degradation and/or erosion of acoating film.Photographic references are used withboth of these methods.Erosion is typically more visible on wetsurfaces, chalking is more visible onsurfaces dry for an extended period oftime.Examples where this may be helpful –evaluating a coating system’s remaininguseable life, overcoating potential,aesthetic evaluation, & possible warrantycompliance.

ASTM D 4263 & F 1869 – Qualitative &Quantitative Moisture Detection Methods D 4263: A Qualitative Testused to indicate the presenceof moisture in concrete F 1869: A Quantitative Testused to determine the rate ofmoisture vapor emitted frombelow-grade, on-grade, andabove-grade (suspended)concrete floors.

ASTM D 4414 Measurement of Wet FilmThickness of Organic Coatings by NotchGauges Two procedures in the Standard– Procedure A: A square orrectangular rigid metal gagewith notched sides is used tomeasure WTF ranging from 0.5to 80 mils.– Procedure B: A circular thinrigid metal notched gage isused to measure WFT rangingfrom 1 to 100 mils.

ASTM D 4417 Field Measurement ofSurface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel Three test methods are discussed.Method A: Profile comparator isused.Method B: Dial gage depthmicrometer is used.Method C: Special tape containinga compressible foam attached to anoncompressible uniform plasticfilm is used.

ASTM D 4541 & D 7234Pull-Off Strength of Coatings UsingPortable Adhesion Testers Determines the tensileadhesion strength of a coatingsystem by the application ofaxially directed pulling forces. Substrates tested must be rigid. Failure during testing will occurat the weakest plane.

ASTM D 4752 & D 5402 SolventResistance of Inorganic & OrganicCoatings by Solvent Rubs Both methods help indicate cure – D4752for IOZ & D5402 for organic coatings.Example –Tnemec states that 100 D.R.s ofMEK with no effect to Series 20 indicatesthat most likely that lining system is readyto be put into immersion service.Certain solvents can help indicate what acoating may be generically.Can help evaluate the integrity of an oldcoating.Contact Tnemec for solvent to use &amount of D.R.s for each one of ourproducts.

ASTM D 5162 Discontinuity (Holiday)Testing of Nonconductive ProtectiveCoating on Metallic Substrates Also covered under NACE SPO188-06. Two methods are covered – lowvoltage (up to 20 mils DFT) &high voltage (greater than 20mils DFT). Used to help indicatediscontinuities in a newlyapplied coating film.

ASTM D 6677Evaluating Adhesion by Knife Commonly used method toevaluate shear adhesion of acoating. “X” cut is made at a 30-45 opposing angles & then probedusing a sharp utility knife. Adhesion is evaluatedqualitatively on a 0 to 10 scale.(next slide) This is a highly subjective test &its value depends largely upon theinspector’s experience.

ASTM D 667710: Coating is extremely difficult to remove; fragments no larger thanapproximately 0.8 by 0.8 mm (1/32 by 1/32 in.) removed with great difficulty.8: Coating is difficult to remove; chips ranging from approximately 1.6 by 1.6 mm(1/16 in. by 1/16 in.) to 3.2 by 3.2 mm (1/8 by 1/8 in.) can be removed withdifficulty.6: Coating is somewhat difficult to remove; chips ranging from approximately 3.2by 3.2 mm (1/8 by 1/8 in.) to 6.3 by 6.3 mm (1/4 by 1/4 in.) can be removedwith slight difficulty.4: Coating is somewhat difficult to remove; chips in excess of 6.3 by 6.3 mm (1/4by ¼ in.) can be removed by exerting light pressure with the knife blade.2: Coating is easily removed; once started with the knife blade, the coating canbe grasped with ones fingers and easily peeled to a length of at least 6.3 mm(1/4 in.)0: Coating can be easily peeled from the substrate to a length greater than 6.3mm (1/4 in.).

ASTM E 337 Measuring Humidity with aPsychrometer (The measurement of Wet-Bulband Dry-Bulb Temperatures)An instrument for determiningatmospheric humidity consisting of drybulb and wet bulb thermometers. Thedry bulb thermometer indicates thetemperature of the air, and the wet bulbthermometer the lowest temperature towhich air can be cooled by evaporatingwater into at constant pressure. Withthe information obtained from apsychrometer, the humidity, dew point,and vapor pressure for anyatmospheric pressure can be obtainedby mean of psychrometric tables.

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Preliminary Inspection Responsibilities 1. Read and understand the job specification 2. Attend the pre-job conference 3. Become aware of safety hazards and responsibilities 4. Prepare inspection forms and inspection plan 5. Inspection of jobsite conditions 6. Inspection of materials 7. Inspection of equipment 8. Monitor ambient conditions