The first of three volumes, this eBook 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.
Bill is the Chief Operations Officer for KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA), where he has been employed for 38 years. He holds an AD in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. He is an SSPC Certified Protective Coating Specialist, an SSPC Level 3 Certified Protective Coatings Inspector, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Bridge Coatings Inspector, as well as a NACE Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector. He is an approved training course instructor for both SSPC and KTA. Bill authored the first, second and third editions of the KTA publication, Using Coatings Inspection Instruments. He received SSPC’s Coating Education Award in 2006, the SSPC John D. Keane Award of Merit in 2011, an ASTM Committee D01 Award of Appreciation in 2016, and the SSPC President’s Lecture Series Award in 2017. He is the Chair of the SSPC Dry Film Thickness Committee and Chair of the SSPC Education and Certification Committee. He is also a member of ASTM Subcommittees D01.23 and D01.46.