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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

RH / DEWPOINT CALCULATOR

A quick way to find Relative Humidity and Dew Point from a Sling Psychrometer

MEASURING RH WITH A SLING VS ELECTRONIC 

There is a large misconception that Sling Psychrometers are more accurate than Electronic Meters.  This Report was Presented at SSPC in Dallas and shows that the Electronic Gauges are probably more accurate in many situations.

HOW TO READ ADHESION TESTS

 A quick visual primer on how to read adhesion test dolly pulls.  The number is only part of the story.  How it break and where it breaks are just as important.

ESTABLISHING A COATINGS MAINTENANCE PLAN 

Gives the basic directions to establish a coatings maintenance plan at any facility.  Not for the Faint of Heart but if you choose to tackle this project, the rewards can be substantial savings.

STANDARDS PAGE

Includes the major worldwide standards that effect the paint and coatings industry including some concrete standards.  Provides guidance as to what  tools may be required to meet the standard.

Paint Estimating Calculations

Rules of thumbs used to help ion estimation surface area and paint usage on projects.

SALT PRESENTATION

 Learn about Salts and how they effect coatings, the different tests available and why you might want to use one test instead of another.

World Pipeline Article on Salts  Article written in 2009 discussing salts a pipelines and the use of HoldTight in removing the salts.
 LINK TO TQC EXCEL SPREDSHEET TO CALCULATE SALTS EXCEL Spreadsheet download to calculate salts from conductivity in several different units.
SHORT PRIMER ON SSPC PA-2 Short PowerPoint on how to calculate SSPC PA-2
Myths About Salts, chlorides, and Coatings This article appeared in the April Materials Performance Magazine.  Much of what you know about salts may be wrong.
Dr. Prepper Blog based on the Myths about Salts Article Myths About Salts, chlorides, and Coatings article was adapted to this Blog article in Series 2 of Dr. Prepper.
SURFACE ROUGHNESS - PROFILE PARAMETERS This table was lifted from the Phase II Website  http://phase2plus.com/surfaceroughnesstesters/profile-parameters.htm

 

 

BLOGS

     

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SALTS AND COATINGS

 

3 invisible contaminants and how to handle them

 

The truth about salt testing: What you need to know

HoldTight 102 Vs Chlor*rid

   

 

    

VISIBLE SURFACE CLEANLINESS

Give your steel a sunburn

 

   

SURFACE PROFILE

 

3 benefits of great 3D surface profiling

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COATING INSPECTION TIPS

 

​ADDENDUM TO THE COATING INSPECTORS HANDBOOK

 

How much precision and Accuracy do we need?

 

Calibration, certification and verification: A quick primer

 

What does it take to be a coating inspector?

    

ADHISION TESTION - A STICKY SUBJECT

Shear testing: A primer for inspectors

Getting a grip on tensile adhesion testing

 

 

      Environmental - Relative Humidity / Dew Point
 

 ​To Sling or not to Sling - That is the Question