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“Coating thickness shall be measured in accordance with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Paint Application Standard No. 2 (SSPC-PA 2)” is a simple enough statement, yet this common specification requirement is often misinterpreted.....

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  • A Brief History of SSPC-PA 2
  • Gage Types
  • Gage Calibration, Accuracy, & Verification of Adjustment
  • Verifying Gage Accuracy (Type 1 & 2)
  • Adjusting Type 2 Gages
  • Required Number of Coating Thickness Measurments to Determine Conformance to a Specification
  • Acceptability of Gage Readings, Spot Measurements, & Area Measurements
  • Determining Magnitude of Non-Conforming Thickness
  • And Much More!
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"Measuring Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2"
Learn all about how to measure coating thickness in according with the SSPC-PA 2 Standard with KTA COO William D. Corbett!

Author's Biography

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.

William D. Corbett
Chief Operating Officer, KTA-Tator, Inc.