coatings e-books

Get Your Three (3) Free Coatings E-Books Today!

Three Free Coatings E-Books have been released by KTA-Tator, Inc in the Spring/Summer of 2017. They are all available below:

Measuring Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

coatings e-booksIn April of 2017, KTA-Tator, Inc. released a Free E-Book titled “Measuring Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2.” The E-book, written by KTA COO and SSPC Dry Film Thickness Committee Chair William D. Corbett, explains SSPC- PA 2 “Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements. It also contains a bonus video on SSPC-PA 2 Frequency Testing.

The E-Book addresses:

  • The History of the Standard
  • Three Steps Prior to Gage Use: Gage Calibration, Accuracy Verification and Adjustment
  • Verification of Gage Accuracy for Type 1 and 2 Gages
  • The Determination of Conformance to a Coating Specification
  • Acceptability of Gage Readings, Spot Measurements, and Area Measurements
  • Determining the Magnitude of Non-Conforming Thickness
  • Reporting, and
  • The content of nine appendices.

A Summary of Changes from 2012-2015 is also included.

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Painting Slip-Critical Bolted Connections: Confusion, Concerns, and Cautions

coatings e-booksWritten by KTA President Ken Trimber, “Painting Slip-Critical Bolted Connections: Confusion, Concerns, and Cauthions” was released in June of 2017. The compelling book contains topics such as:

  • Testing of Coatings for Use in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections
  • Coefficient of Friction (COF) Testing
  • Tension Creep Testing
  • Classification of Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Results
  • 13 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
  • Additional Research Needs
  • Summary 

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Inspection Instruments for the Pipeline Coatings Industry

coatings e-books“Inspection Instruments for the Pipeline Coatings Industry” has been released by KTA-Tator, Inc. Written by KTA COO William D. Corbett, it’s the first of three volumes in the series.

This E-Book provides information on the proper use of test instruments and kits for verifying the quality of surface preparation of new pipe in the shop, field splices (girth weld areas), existing pipe in the field and structural steel in general, prior to the application of protective coatings. Verifying the quality of coating application both during and post-application will be the subject of Volumes 2 and 3, respectively.

The E-Book contains both an Online Version, and a PDF that is available for Download.

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