Coating Specification Development & Review

Expertly prepared coatings that deliver long-term corrosion protection.

Having an established coating performance specification process is a leading contributor to the success of our coating projects. How your coatings look, feel, and survive the environment is as important to us as how well our coatings function. To your advantage, Industrial Inspection Group highly prioritizes the technical compatibility of coating systems, guaranteeing long-term functionality, performance, and appearance.

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SSPC-NACE Certified Coatings Specification Development

Corrosion is the gradual deterioration of metal and other materials due to the environment. The older your mechanical equipment, concrete surfaces, and other assets are, the more susceptible they become to decay. Thankfully, we can help you monitor, prevent, and control corrosion.

Our coating specification development process complies with the high standards of the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and NACE International, ensuring your coating systems meet the required level of anti-corrosion protection. Plus, our SSPC-certified protective coatings specialist has over 30 years of experience in handling diverse coatings systems in a multitude of different applications.

Important Categories in Coating Specification Development and Review

Coating specification is a critical step in your protective coatings project. Only qualified professionals with extensive experience in corrosion control, such as our personnel, can provide the specified protective coatings you need.

Industrial Inspection Group has a diamond standard in the following coating performance categories:

1. Appearance Properties

  • Color
  • Contrast ratio
  • Finish (glossy or matte)
  • Smoothness
  • Distinctness of image

2. Functional Properties

  • Film thickness
  • Adhesion
  • Hardness
  • Flexibility
  • Edge coverage
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Chip and breakage resistance
  • Impact resistance

3. Environmental Properties

  • Stain resistance
  • Humidity resistance
  • Solvent resistance
  • Salt spray (corrosion) resistance
  • Weathering (UV resistance and cyclical testing)

Balancing the Performance Value of Your Coating Requirements

Each of the three properties mentioned is relevant to the performance value of the specific coating you need.

For example, if you want your coatings to have high functionality in a harsh environment (i.e., pumps and valves used on offshore drill rigs), then the functional and environmental properties of your coatings will have the most significance, while the appearance properties can have less significance.

Contrarily, if you prefer your coatings to look impressive while providing protection in a mild environment (i.e., indoor machinery), then the appearance properties of your coatings can be more significant than the functional properties.

No need to worry–our top coatings specification development specialist will help you find the perfect balance.

Hire a Top Corrosion Control Company

Our NACE-SSPC certified coating inspections can detect and manage corrosion before it becomes visually present. Not only do we have the tools and technologies to examine surface coatings and provide quality solutions, we can also assist you in making informed decisions on coating specification development, budgeting, and maintenance. As the only AMPP-SSPC-QP5 inspection company in Arizona and one of the 17 companies worldwide with this certification, rest assured we can protect your assets from critical failure–no matter where in the world your property is.

Contact us now for superior coating performance that meets world-class standards and the specific requirements of your project.

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