What is NACE?
NACE is the short form of "National Association of Corrosion Engineers" but now is a global organization and is now recognized as NACE International.
Before 30 years, the NACE Certified Coating Inspector Program has established the standard for inspections in the paint coatings industry and is the world's most known coating inspector certification program. CIP is the very first international certification program created to enhance the quality of inspections conducted, and it remains to give the most comprehensive training curriculum, providing top-notch paint inspectors for the industry.
Building on the momentum of the last 30 years and over 26,000 NACE certified inspectors, NACE has recently improved the CIP learning practice with the more hands-on period with new paint inspection techniques and tools, high-grade graphics and video presentation and also added emphasis on international standards.
CIP offers NACE inspectors, blasters, companies, owner's agents, specifiers, applications, and technical salesmen to the basics of corrosion control, project management, and paint inspection to save more money in costly mistakes.
Many Owners of high-risk assets demand that all protective coatings be used under the guidance of a NACE certified coating inspector.
What is Coatings Inspection?
Coatings inspection is a Quality Assurance solution to ensure protective coatings' are applied in strict accordance with a specification.
Why is this important? Many Owners of high risk assets include; water tanks, petroleum tanks, oil/gas pipelines, sewerage treatment facilities, ships and transmission towers.
These industries understand the benefits of including NACE coatings inspection within their protective coatings projects. This is because protective coatings are designed to protect structures from corrosion for anywhere from 15 to 40 years. In this instance, we are not just talking about "painting" anymore.
In order to ensure these coatings perform for their designed life they must be applied within a strict framework of known standards that will address many specific project stages including; design, fabrication, surface defects, pre cleaning, surface preparation, surface roughness, coating types, ambient weather conditions, surface moisture, coating mixing & application, wet film thickness (WFT), dry film thickness (DFT), coating defects, coating repair methods, coating hardness, coating porosity, coating cure, etc.
RAP can assist in; galvanizing, powder coating, fiberglass, rubber linings or liquid coating.
Why You Need Our Services?
Protective coating projects involve many factors outside of simply painting.
These are projects that managed well - work well and provide the desired outcomes however when managed poorly they really expose the Owner to many cost over runs and risks that can make your head spin.
"If protective coatings are just paint, why is it so difficult to get the job done right?"
We understand this complaint and can introduce you to a range of solutions, to ensure your project gets the required outcomes & protects your reputation for project delivery.
The amount of effort an Owner puts into the planning & delivery stages of the project determines whether they will get "the job they want".
Our costs are usually recovered by the savings we achieve in;
- Preventing; poor workmanship, unsafe practices, disorganised planning, poor documentation.
- Providing; sound project appraisal, desired quality outcomes, and detailed NACE paint inspection & reporting.