TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING SERVICES
Degradation due to corrosion is a common problem across many industries and applications and occurs in a wide range of environments. GCA has experience across the depth and breadth of corrosion hazards and risks faced by our clients.
We can also write the specifications for regulatory compliance or enhanced performance standards in order to prolong the duty cycle of your equipment. GCA consults on rehabilitation, maintenance as well as new-build projects. These are some specific
technical services offered by GCA:
- Formulations and Manufacturing Design
- Corrosion Auditing, Mapping & Monitoring
- Materials Testing
- Materials Selection & Specification
CORROSION AUDITING, MAPPING & MONITORING
The CorroMap proprietary corrosion mapping tool has been developed by GCI to
assist you in material selection and corrosion control planning at different stages of the design of a structure. This is particularly important for projects that have varied corrosive environments, which exist in many manufacturing industries. This is an effective planning tool that will optimize (and minimize) the cost of your corrosion protection program.
You can view our below Corrosion Map Introduction presentation.
Our data analysis and testing recommendations are based on a wide range of techniques (including electrochemistry, microscopy, surface analysis, and mechanical testing). We have expertise in using all of the leading-edge tools and analyses to diagnose and prescribe corrosion solutions for our clients, such as:
- Pipeline Integrity Protocol
- Coating Inspection
- Coating Performance Testing
- Failure Analysis
- Subject Matter Expert Witness
MATERIALS SELECTION & SPECIFICATION
At Global Coatings Advisors, we help clients to select the best performance and most cost-effective coatings for their requirements. GCA also becomes involved in consulting on specific corrosion problems where the use of corrosion engineering is needed. And we will write the specifications to meet the performance standards required.
- Material performance testing
- QC testing programs
- Material recommendation
- Codes and standards interpretation
- Specification writing
INSPECTION & RESOLUTION
GCA can provide clients with third-party independent coating inspection/review, either at the factory or in-field, by our coating inspectors not only with qualifications of AMPP/NACE International Senior Certified Coating Inspector (Level III) but also Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who have rich coating and corrosion experience. Going beyond just inspecting and pointing out the coating and corrosion-related problems, we also help clients to determine the best solutions to resolve or correct the identified problems, as well as develop and implement suitable programs for preventing future occurrences.
To achieve the above, GCA helps clients deliver:
- On-site coating inspection
- Materials and quality testing
- Inspection testing plans (ITP)
- A3 investigation
- In-house and/or third-party failure analysis
- Independent SME review reports
- ROAR system and action lists.