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NOV 2015

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COATINGSPRO NOVEMBER 2015 25 2014), specifcation is the legal written word that tells the contractor what they are required to do, when they are to do it, and where they are to do it. It may or may not also tell them how to do it. Te coating specifcation is generally adapted to a particular situation and may have varying degrees of clarity and accuracy. Unclear and blurred specif- cations require interpretations by the contractor and the coating inspector that may lead to questionable and argumentative consequences and/or unsatisfactory coating performance. Possible Additions Because of the path of least resistance taken by many specifcation writers, many of the needed standards, technol- ogy updates, and guidelines are left out of project specifcations. Specifcations, although similar from the start, are not a one-size-fts-all type of document. Some of the information that may be deemed necessary to add includes: • SSPC Guide 12: Guide for Illumination of Industrial Painting Projects. This guide aids owners, specifiers, contractors, and inspec- tors in understanding what type of illumination (aka Lux or foot-can- dles) is recommended and required for surface preparation, coating application, and inspection on a project. Contractors may balk at this due to the cost of safe lighting equip- ment, but the safety of personnel, both workers and inspectors, is a must. Including this on a specifica- tion could certainly weed out any recently formed industrial coating application companies that were house painters and that didn't have the necessary equipment before the bid was accepted. This is a guide that is necessary but often left out of many specifications. • SSPC Technology Update (TU) 2/ NACE 6G197: Design, Installation, and Maintenance. This update of coating systems for concrete used in secondary containment includes Section 3.2.5.1, which lists moisture test methods; Section 3.2.6, which deals with existing sealers and coatings (this is excellent for mainte- nance work); Section 4.7.1.1, which deals with expected movement; and Section 4.7.1.1.1, which explains how "monitoring joints and cracks over 24 hours helps to determine whether they are static or dynamic." There are both tests and equip- ment available to aid a contractor in making a determination prior Specifying Success when the going gets tough... we get tougher. Foot traffc, vehicle traffc, heat, cold, the relentless effects of weather... With these kinds of forces stacked against you, it's essential to have a coating that can rise to the challenge - one that you can have confdence in to remain strong and effective no matter how hard you use or abuse it. Wearcoat ® foor coatings defne durability. Easy to apply, easy to clean, non-slip and incredibly tough, Wearcoat ® will give you the edge you need to get the job done - safely and effciently. Call us today or check us out on the web. Our expert staff is ready to help with any coating needs you have... COATINGS FOR INDUSTRY, INC. Call us today – 215-723-0919 Fax 215-723-0911 www.coatingsforindustry.com COAT SG SERIES ANTI-SLIP COATINGS Serving the concrete fooring, structural steel, transportation and aerospace industries for over 35 years. Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #1

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