Llamas Coatings, Inc. prior to beginning
each project reviews the specifications pertaining to the
job to assure the supervisor or foreman understands the type
coating to be applied and the specifics of that coating. The
manufacturers representative is also consulted if there are
any questions or special procedures applicable to the specific
coating. If pre-primed steel is to be used on a project, Llamas
Coatings verifies that the manufacturer applied the correct
primer and that the steel was properly prepared before priming
before accepting the steel for coating.
Daily Quality Environmental Testing Measurements
Supervisors and foremen must take note of
weather conditions and type of work to be performed on a daily
work log. These are kept on file for each project to assure
work progress and that proper procedures are followed for
specific coating applications. Any type of environmental testing
is also recorded on the daily work log.
Llamas Utilizes Quality Testing Instruments
Llamas Coatings utilizes various instruments
to assure the quality of its coatings applications. Some instruments
are self-calibrating and others must be sent to the manufacturer
for periodic adjustments. These instruments and others are
used to assure that the coatings are applied properly. Obviously
not all employees are trained to use these instruments; however,
when testing is to be performed and experienced person shall
conduct such tests.
|| » Bacharach Sling
Determines relative humidity. Accurate to within ±5%
R.H. Designed for portability. Tests in industrial atmospheres
where high or low humidity may be critical in manufacturing
||» PTC Surface Temperature Thermometer
Determines surface temperature prior to coatings application.
NIST certification available.
||» Keane-Tator Surface Profile Comparator
Determines that the proper profile has been attained after abrasive blasting
metal surfaces prior to application of primer coat. Comparators
allow the estimation of surface roughness, by both touch and
sight. Three versions: sand, shot and grit. Five different grades
of roughness in each comparator.
||» Mikrotest III/IV Thickness Gages
Determines the thickness of dry coatings on ferrous metal surfaces.
Complies with ASTM B499, D1186, G12, B530, DIN50981, 50982,
BS5411, ISO 2178, 2361.
||» Tinker-Rasor Low Voltage Holiday
Finds pinholes in coatings. Accuracy +/- 5%