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Painting inspectors

QC painting inspector

Painting inspectors

QC Painting Inspectors course is an individual who has undergone a training and certification program such as the FROSIO / SSPC / NACE / BGAS / ICORR or an equivalent Program provided by International certification agencies. The primary role of painting inspectors is to judge the conditions where a coating, paint, or spray is to be applied and suggest the types of materials that will protect materials from harsh corrosive environments.

Coating inspectors may also be known as a painting inspector

They will work in Oil / Gas / Petrochemical / Heavy Industries

Painting Inspectors duties & responsibilities

  • The main function of the painting Inspector would be OADR (observe / Assess / Document / Record)
  • Review & understand project specification / PDS / MSDS / other relevant approved documents
  • Carry out project PQR / PQT as per specification requirement
  • Witness / Verify only approved materials all used as per specification
  • He would assure the quality of the coating application as per the specification
  • Responsible for producing unbiased painting inspection reports and other documents
  • Identify any issues/defects as they occur for coating failure avoidance
  • Identify any non-conformance through the proper system and identify facility owners
  • Witness/review daily activities (i.e. surface preparation, coating applications, etc.,)
  • Monitor weather conditions/report as per project stipulation
  • Carry out Inspection / Testing as per project specification
  • Record / Document all findings/surveillance / Testing / Inspection

Coating Inspector’s pre-requisite / Evaluation during Interview

  • Having valid International certification (i.e. FROSIO / SSPC / NACE / ICORR / BGAS or equivalent)
  • Inspector’s academic qualifications
  • Inspector’s previous experience in Industrial Coating Inspection
  • Project Specific Inspection Exposure (i.e. Pipeline, Storage Tank, Vessel, Structural steel, etc.)
  • Interpersonal skills /Analytical thinking/presence of mind / Leadership /Team player skill
  • Past employer’s details/reasons for quitting present employer
  • Salary expectations Vs present position budget
  • Ability to work in any location (offshore or onshore or remote locations)
  • Computer literacy (to prepare digital documentation with available Inspection software/platform

The Need for QC Painting Inspector 

  • Contractual requirements as per project specification
  • If disagreement between the owner & painting contractors, a third-party inspector deployed
  • To fulfill Quality Control and Quality assurance requirements
  • To alleviate the facility owner’s quality control requirements with additional staff, the painting contractor shall provide a Quality control Inspector throughout the project phase (paint shop or field, or site)

Quality will not just happen accidentally, which requires a quality control and assurance plan with a systematic approach with approved documents that shall be approved by the owner prior to production starts.

Written By

Venkat. R – Director-Industrial Coatings Training & Certifications-(SSPC / FROSIO / NACE / ICORR / BGAS Certified)

HTS COATINGS –SSPC / FROSIO Approved Training body (India & Global)

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