With over 20 years of experience in coatings research and development, TWI has been offering in-depth technical support to engineering construction firms across the oil and gas, petrochemical, civil engineering and power generation sectors.
Many large construction projects use paint inspectors to ensure work meets client specifications. Quite often, clients specify well-proven paint systems, based on knowledge from previous projects, but when uncommon materials or designs, as well as challenging environmental conditions form part of the brief, selecting suitable coating products can become more challenging. This is particularly difficult for firms with limited in-house expertise and materials characterisation equipment.
TWI works with quality managers, inspectors and project managers, offering support to address technically demanding coating issues. As we are not linked to any particular coatings manufacturer, we are able to offer our unbiased advice on products and on coating processes. Our extensive analytical capability includes:
- thermal behaviour
- coating adhesion
- surface energy
- abrasion & scratch resistance
- haze and gloss.
These techniques are typically used to evaluate candidate coating products, optimise curing conditions and also for evaluating in-service failures.
For more information on how to access such technical support, please contact our coatings team, or visit the coatings section of our website.