By: Norske Corrosion  09-12-2011
Keywords: Insurance, Inspection Services, surface preparation

NORSKE CORROSION & INSPECTION SERVICES LTD. provides field coating inspection services and consulting from its office in Surrey, BC. Whether the inspection is for new or recoated surfaces, general maintenance, or verification of a coating under warranty, NORSKE can help to preserve your capital investment and extend its life. Call us to see how you can use field coating inspection services to your advantage.

NORSKE can assist in evaluating existing coating systems (utilizing destructive and non- destructive test methods) in order to identify potential problems at an early stage. We can evaluate the current condition of existing coating systems using ASTM, AWWA, NACE, SSPC or other relevant industry standards. NORSKE will provide a full evaluation of the existing coatings on your structures as well as a full statistical analysis of the results. These services are designed for clients who: are concerned about the potential for coating failures, are now experiencing a coating failure, want to evaluate the current status of their coatings, need to achieve predictable maintenance painting costs, would like to significantly decrease potential corrosion protection costs or are involved with lead abatement and/or encapsulation programs.

NORSKE will develop detailed technical specifications, including application and inspection components to be included as part of the owner's contract bid documentation. This will assure the Owner that the contractor would attain the intended level of quality through the surface preparation and application of the protective coatings. NORSKE can also review existing specifications to ensure the surface preparation methods and coating system selection satisfies the demands of the operating environment. The safety and environmental aspects should also be addressed in the specification.  NORSKE will consult with the appropriate safety and environmental regulatory agencies and the coating manufacturer(s) to ensure technical compliance, prior to project tendering.

The NORSKE approach is comprehensive and multi-faceted, including field examination for problem evaluation and sample gathering along with laboratory analysis. Comprehensive technical reports with conclusions and recommendations are issued. Coating and lining failures can often be minimized through proper material selection, thorough field inspection services during installation of the protective coating & lining systems and utilizing proper specifications and reference standards.

Your best coating insurance is a NORSKE inspector on the job site monitoring the entire coating operation. NORSKE inspectors are highly trained professionals, knowledgeable in all phases of coating inspection. Some of the critical areas the NORSKE inspector monitors are: pre-surface preparation, weather conditions, surface preparation, coating mixing, coating application, wet / dry film thickness, recoat times, cure evaluations, coating adhesion, and holiday testing. NORSKE inspectors are fully independent of coating manufacturers, coating suppliers and contractors. The NORSKE Inspector’s main purpose is to assist the contractor in meeting the governing specifications and to assure the owner of a properly applied system. It is the NORSKE inspector's expertise and attention to detail that will help maximize the life of a coating system and prevent the expense of premature coating failure.

NORSKE can assist in developing general or site-specific quality assurance / quality control programs that will satisfy the most demanding clients. It is essential to the success of your operation to have a quality assurance / quality control program in place.


NORSKE provides documentation that is specifically designed to provide the necessary degree of traceability for each project. A well-documented project can prove to be extremely valuable to the client when there are warranty / claim issues involved. During the coating or removal operation, the NORSKE inspector makes detailed records of all inspections. Daily reports document specification compliance, work progress, problems encountered and resolutions. After project completion the final inspection report provides a summary and overview of the work performed.


NORSKE has $5M Commercial General Liability / $2M Errors & Omissions Insurance / Workers Compensation Insurance coverage in place. Current insurance certificates are available upon request.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: coating inspection, Coating Systems, Inspection Services, Insurance, Quality Control Programs, surface preparation

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