Learn about Coating & Inspection Properties and their Instruments to Measure.

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What are Coating and Inspection? & Its Types.

Coating and inspection is a very important step in the new equipment installation process. Our coating specialists will provide you with an accurate estimate of your coating requirements. We’re a full-service coating and inspection provider. We provide both residential and commercial coatings and electrical services.

We do coatings and inspections on all types of material, from aluminum to steel and concrete. Coatings and inspections help keep your equipment operating at peak efficiency. Inspection and coatings are vital in maintaining the surfaces of your equipment, helping to prevent rust and corrosion. We are here for our coating needs. Coatings and inspections are available to ensure that machinery is operating in accordance with your specifications and meet YOUR specific manufacturing needs.

What is Porosity in Coating? How to detect that?

Porosity- Presence of flaws/defects/pinholes in the finished coating.

There are two methods to detect:

Wet Sponge Technique: A low voltage is applied to a moist sponge. The wet sponge technique is suitable for measuring insulating coatings less than 500μm (20mils) on conductive substrates.

High Voltage Technique: The high voltage, or porosity technique, can be used to test coatings up to 25mm (1”) thick and is ideal for inspecting pipelines and other protective coatings. Coatings on concrete can also be tested using this method.

What is Surface Cleanliness?

Soluble salts & ion specific contamination (sulfates, chlorides, nitrates, etc.) which are often invisible to the eye, together with amine blush (for amine-cured epoxy coatings) can result in premature coating failure, resulting in high re-coating and maintenance costs.

What is the Surface Hardness of Concrete? Application of Concrete Test Hammer.

The surface hardness of concrete is just the hardness intensity on the surface to analyze how strong concrete strength formations are going on in Construction Industry. We have an instrument to measure the strength of concrete which is called Hammers. Concrete Test hammers are used to determine the surface hardness of concrete and it is one of the most widely used instruments to assess concrete compressive strength. It is the quickest, simplest, and least expensive method to obtain an estimate of the quality and strength of the concrete.

What is the use of a Motorized Film Applicator? In which type of Industry is it mainly used?

Any measurements made on coatings for the purpose of describing their physical properties (drying time, elasticity, abrasion, gloss, colour, shade, etc.)  are made based on uniform and comparable samples with precisely controlled thickness. A motorized Film applicator will help to ensure this uniform thickness.

Paint, ink, varnishes, glue and cosmetics, the reliability of many laboratory tests is directly related to the quality and consistency of the samples.

Any measurements made on coatings for the purpose of describing their physical properties (drying time, elasticity, abrasion, gloss, color, shade, etc.)  are made based on uniform and comparable samples with precisely controlled thickness. A motorized film applicator will help to ensure this uniform thickness.

Paint, ink, varnishes, glue, and cosmetics, the reliability of many laboratory tests are directly related to the quality and consistency of the samples.

What are the types of Dry Film Thickness Gauges available?

Magnetic Pull-off, Magnetic film gages (paint depth gauges) are used to nondestructively measure the thickness of a nonmagnetic coating on ferrous substrates.

Electronic Coating Thickness Gages, These electronic instruments measure the change in magnetic flux density at the surface of a magnetic probe as it nears a steel surface. The magnitude of the flux density at the probe surface is directly related to the distance from the steel substrate. By measuring flux density the paint thickness can be determined.

Eddy Current Film Thickness Gauge, Eddy current techniques are used to nondestructively measure the thickness of nonconductive coatings on nonferrous metal substrates.

What is the use of Glossmeters?

Color and Gloss are two key parameters that are used to define a product’s overall quality. Perception is subjective, Gloss meters can quantify appearance measurement.

Elcometer 480 - Glossmeters - Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

Key features of the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter include:

  • USB & Bluetooth® data output
  • PC, iPhone or Android™ compatible
  • Automatic gauge & tile diagnostics
  • Auto calibration tile recognition via RFID (Radio Frequency Identification; patent applied for)
  • 40 user definable limit standards
  • Standard, auto repeat and scan modes
  • Differential mode with pass/fail
  • Display readings, statistics, graphs & batch review
  • Small, robust & ergonomic
  • 3 – 10 readings per second
  • Repeatable, reproducible & accurate
  • Multiple angles; 20°, 60°, 85°
  • 40,000 reading memory in up to 2,500 batches
  • Date and time-stamped readings

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