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Paint Inspection Ireland’s Paint Inspectors are both qualified and experienced in carrying out the below tests (onsite and lab tests)

Quality of surface preparation

Rust-Grade comparator (ISO 8501. Identify the degree of visual cleanliness)
Tests for the presence of soluble salts
Potassium Ferricyanide Test (detect water-soluble Iron Salts)
Bresle Test (chloride / salt test on steel)
Dust tape test

Abrasive Blasting

Grit/shot contamination test

Analysing blast profiles

Blast Quality

Dial Micrometer and Testex Tape
Surface Profile Needle Gauge
Test Quality of abrasives
Roughness comparator

Application conditions

Air temperature
Surface temperature (magnetic thermometer)
Relative humidity (whirling hygrometer)
Dew point (dew point calculator)

Adhesion Tests

Vee Cut Test
Cross Hatch Test
Cross Cut Tape Test / X Cut tape test
Dolly Pull Off Adhesion Test
Hydraulic Adhesion Test

Coating Thickness

Wet-Film coating thickness tests (by calculation and with w.f.t. gauge or comb)
Dry Film coating thickness tests (Electromagnetic Gauge, Banana Gauge, Tinsley Pencil)

Gloss

Gloss Meter

Porosity and Pin hole/Holiday detection

Spark Tester / DC Holiday Detector         
Wet sponge pin hole detector


Technical Advice & Information

FAULTS
EXACT SPECIFICATIONS (TECHNICAL)

TESTING / PAINTING INSPECTION PROCESS


Most popular services

Monitoring painting contracts: Onsite inspection for the duration of a project
Pre-contract meetings: Approving paint specifications and agree procedures
Plant Surveys: Upgrading existing paint specifications in large facilities


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