Atmospheric Corrosion Inspection & Coating Condition Surveys
What is Corrosion? Corrosion is the state of natural deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or a chemical reaction with its environment. The degree of corrosion depends on numerous factors including different surfaces and environments. An atmospheric corrosion inspection and NACE coating condition survey will tell you how corrosion protections are holding up.
NACE Coating Condition Surveys are performed by a NACE level II or III Inspector or Coating Manager.
A Site-Visit consists of:
- Review the condition of existing coatings
- Determine the coating condition
- Determine the severity of corrosion based on surface condition according to ISO 4628-3 / ASTM D 610 standards. Capital Inspectors custom designs a scale based off client’s specifications.
- Characterize rust distribution according to SSPC-VIS 2 Standard Method of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces.
- Perform adhesion tests
- Perform Dry Film Thickness (DFT) readings in a manner that complies with SSPC PA-2, Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gauges.
Comprehensive reporting of all findings is compiled into a detailed Atmospheric Corrosion Inspection and Coating Condition Survey Report.