Materials Performance Supplements

TANK 2018

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27 TANK CORROSION CONTROL SUPPLEMENT TO MP MATERIALS PERFORMANCE MAY 2018 • Compl etion of d ai ly insp e ction forms by the applicator Items for improvement included items of defect as well as any nonconformance items. By providing this information, the client can provide positive feedback to the appli- cator or issue improvement notices. Remaining True Not all projects have difficulty, and even the ones that do have occurred sporadically throughout many years of work. Regardless of the level of authority that we as inspectors are given on a project, we should aim to be approachable, forthcom- ing, and helpful when asked for solutions and deviations from the specification. We must gain the trust of the client, gain respect from the project manager, and have a working relationship with the applicator. Consider reviewing the documentation and standards before reacting. Try to avoid reactin g quickly to situations, and b e thoughtful and measured in your responses. Refer to associations and their networks when necessary. An inspector's role has a great deal of responsibility that requires good people skills. When given little authority, even if you aren't a NACE International Coating Inspector, it's a great goal to remain true to the NACE Attestation, especially, "to pursue your work with fairness, honesty, integrity, and courtesy, ever mindful of the best inter- ests of the public, your employer, and your fellow workers." References 1 ASTM D4752, "Standard Practice for Measur- ing MEK Resistance of Ethyl Silicate (Inor- ganic) Zinc-Rich Primers by Solvent Rub" (West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM). 2 ISO 8502.3, "Preparation of Steel Substrates Before Application of Paint and Related Prod- ucts—Tests for the Assessment of Surface Cleanliness—Part 3: Assessment of Dust on Steel Surfaces Prepared for Painting (Pres- sure-Sensitive Tape Method" (Geneva, Swit- zerland: ISO). 3 AS 2885.3, "Pipelines—Gas and Liquid Petro- leum Operation and Maintenance" (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Standards Australia). About the Author Justin Rigby is the principal at Remedy Asset Protection, a consultancy for clients who require specialists in protective coatings to provide expert assistance within their own team structures, including coatings project advisory and coating inspection services. Rigby has 20-plus years of experience and is a NACE Coating Inspector Program lecturer. He serves as chairperson for two of the Aus- tralasian Corrosion Association's Technical Groups. For more information, contact: Justin Rigby, info@remedyAP.com.au. This article is reprinted with permis- sion from CoatingsPro Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1. KEEP CURRENT On Cathodic Protection Best Practices With cathodic protection training from NACE, engineers and inspectors gain a comprehensive skillset to keep tanks, terminals, and other critical infrastructure protected from corrosion. Why Choose NACE? • Most globally specified program meets employer requirements • Find courses near you held in multiple languages • Study content written, peer reviewed, and taught by industry leaders • Four levels of CP training, plus two more specialized CP courses, a CP fundamentals e-Course, and a virtual training simulator • Transfer NACE-acquired skills across applications and industries Register for Training: nace.org/storagetanks

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