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d. c. 7. 2. 4. Level 3 Certification renewals must be completed every five years. 10. the inspector trainee should be able to perform all tasks listed in Level 1. 5. Only after successful completion of CIP Level 1 and Level 2. workmanship and environmental limitations and the work schedule Inspection (quality assurance) may include the inspection standards and procedures. the approved methods. e. 9. 2004 January 2007 . f. You will be responsible for: a. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International. scope of work materials selection surface preparation application inspection documentation 6. Surface preparation may include the referenced standards and environmental requirements Application may include a section on safety. and the Peer Review Examination can the participant attain NACE-Certified Coating Inspector—Level 3 recognition. Your own learning Managing your own time 3. b. Scope may include the description of the project Materials selection may include the approved coating systems and suppliers. 8. The coating specification is based on the following elements: a.Self-Study Questions 6:1 Chapter 1—Introduction 1. b. Upon successful completion of CIP Level 2.
and thus it decreases its relative humidity. b. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International. which is a quantity of vapor. 8. but it does improve its ability to hold more moisture vapor. 13. 6. 7. Dehumidification is defined as the removal of moisture vapor from the air to lower the dew point temperature. Surface contamination can absorb moisture from the air and hold it on the surface in a microscopic layer of water. 2004 January 2007 . 5. 3. c. The anchor pattern or surface profile is largely dependent upon the coating selected. Cooling the air reduces its ability to hold moisture vapor and. 4. Heating the air does not change its moisture content. The inspector should not leave the pre-job conference without a clear understanding of: a. 2. Humidity and temperature impact surface preparation and coating operations. Warm air can contain or hold more moisture than can cold air. The air next to the steel is called the boundary layer.Self-Study Questions 6:2 11. The specification Their authority on the job Their responsibilities on the job 12. Most coatings cannot be applied when the relative humidity is higher than 90%. Dew point temperature generally is determined by using a sling psychrometer and psychrometric charts. increases its relative humidity. thus. Chapter 3—Dehumidification 1.
tank. c. Frequently. Extended over-coating intervals can be avoided. 4. b. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International. though there are some liquid desiccants. Most desiccants are solids in their normal state. For the contractor. benefits of dehumidification are a. Abrasive recycling system The blast cabinet The abrasive throwing wheel. Contamination of previously applied coatings by the blasting operation can be eliminated. There are two ways to reduce the relative humidity of the boundary layer: a. Increase the surface temperature Reduce moisture content by dehumidification. 13. c. One advantage of centrifugal blast cleaning is the abrasive is easily recycled Most wheel units are designed to run at full-load amperage. Crews can start earlier in the day and work later. A wheel blast machine cleans best when there is a range of abrasive sizes. 14. b. 11.Self-Study Questions 6:3 9. Chapter 4—Centrifugal Blast Cleaning 1. 2. and they tend to settle to the bottom of a structure. such as common sulfuric acid. Desiccants in solid form are called adsorbent desiccants. 12. etc. Some basic elements of the blast system are: a. 3. Typical solvents used in coatings are heavier than air. Desiccants are substances that naturally have a high affinity for water. refrigeration is used in combination with absorption and adsorption dehumidifiers. 10. b. 15. 2004 January 2007 .
With the blast wheel. centrifugal blast cleaning is more economical compared with air or nozzle blast cleaning. peening. Size of the abrasive. In general. d.Self-Study Questions 6:4 5. concrete. The efficiency of the blast wheel depends upon many factors including: a. hulls. Steel grit is best for etching. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International.. or descaling abrasive available. e. 8. b. 9. 11. Velocity of the abrasive coming off the wheel. c. Steel shot may be the best blast cleaning. Ship decks. 6.e. 7. c. d. Quantity and direction of the thrown abrasive. prior to painting or plating. as little as 10% misalignment of the pattern location can reduce cleaning efficiency by 25% or more. Portable wheel blast equipment permits on-site wheel blast cleaning during new construction and maintenance of steel. Wear on the impeller case and vanes affects the location and size of the hot spot. which include: a. 2004 January 2007 . creating a surface profile. 12. Condition of the feed parts. i. and wood surfaces. b. and bottoms Storage tanks Concrete floors Highways and bridge decks 10. The concentrated area of blast is called the hot spot. Abrasive operating mix.
8. lance. such as sand or garnet. 2. Ultrahigh-pressure waterjetting is performed at pressures higher than 30. The high-pressure hose is fitted with a safety device known as a whiplock. 7. 4. without the addition of solid particles. and nozzle. and all other equipment. 5. including the nozzle control valve.000 psi (210 MPa). 9. hose connections. The specifier and contractor must agree on the test method to be used for determining the amount of non-visible contaminants present on the surface. Waterjetting is the use of a high-energy water stream to strip off existing coatings and to clean surfaces. WJ-1 to WJ-4 NV-1 to NV-3 visible contaminants nonvisible contaminants 3. 6. in the water stream. The section of hose next to the gun is fitted with a hose shroud. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International. should have a minimum burst pressure of 2 ½ times the capability of its maximum rated operation strength. 10.Self-Study Questions 6:5 Chapter 5—Waterjetting 1.000 psi (34 MPa). The standard NACE VIS 7/SSPC-VIS 4 provides color photographs for the various grades of surface preparation as a function of the initial condition of the steel. The specification must use one visual definition (WJ-1 to WJ-4 ) and one nonvisual definition (NV-1 to NV-3) to indicate degree of surface matter to be removed. 5/SSPC-SP 12 joint standard is for surface preparation and cleaning of metals by waterjetting prior to recoating. 12. The (high-pressure) hose. The NACE No. Surface cleanliness conditions after waterjetting are defined as: a. Waterjetting uses water only. Low-pressure water cleaning is performed at pressures lower than 5. 2004 January 2007 . b. 11.
is free of all visible rust. 15. 20. reproducible test methods. When operating the equipment. Coating Inspector Program Level 2 © NACE International. when viewed without magnification. Every operator should carry a medical alert card. and gloves. virtually perpendicular (90 degrees) to the surface. mill scale. A typical water flow rate is 1 to 14 gallons/min (4 to 53 L/min). After waterjetting. the matte finish color of a clean steel surface immediately turns to a golden hue unless an inhibitor is used.Self-Study Questions 6:6 13. exhibits a layer of yellow-brown rust that obscures the original steel surface is defined as Moderate (M). a face shield. (5 cm) from the surface. An NV-1 surface shall be free of detectable levels of soluble contaminants. a rain suit. A WJ-1 surface shall be cleaned to a finish which. and must have firm footing. as verified by field or laboratory analysis using reliable. the nozzle should be held 2 in. 17. Discoloration of the surface may be present. When removing heavy rust scale or old coatings. 16. or environmental controls are employed. previous coating. 14. 2004 January 2007 . 19. and foreign matter. A surface that. when viewed without magnification. 18. dirt. the operator shall wear ear plugs.