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NACE RP0288 94th Edition, October 1, 1994
Complete Document
Superseded By: NACE SP0288
Inspection of Linings on Steel and Concrete
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , March 31, 2004
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY NACE SP0288
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Successful coating application is usually the result of a well-prepared coating specification, properly selected high-quality coating materials, a competent, experienced, knowledgeable coating applicator, and an inspector. Adherence to a well-prepared coating specification that clearly details industry-accepted requirements and procedures for quality coating application usually results in a satisfactory application. The coating inspector relies on a well-prepared coating specification, which should include methods, standards, and acceptance criteria.

Specifications should be written with the purpose of designating materials and methods that result in high-quality products appropriate for the user. Attention to relevant details in a specification is essential. The specification should refer to industry standards whenever possible to minimize confusion or disputes over methodology and to reflect the latest technology that satisfies engineering and design principles for a particular application and environment.

Inspectors shall have previously performed the functions outlined in this standard and be proficient in the use of inspection equipment. When required, inspectors shall provide necessary documentation of evidence demonstrating suitable qualifications.

The coating inspector shall maintain a detailed report that outlines observations and/or measurements of surface preparation, ambient conditions, mixing techniques, application procedures, curing, final inspection, and other information requested at the prejob conference.

When agreed to by the owner, an inspector shall have the authority to suspend coating work if the work being performed is not in accordance with the specification.