- Corrosion Experts
- Technical Groups
RemedyAP takes delivery of new equipment for site measurement of color and gloss.
Architecturally exposed structural steelwork (AESS) is steel that is exposed to view and considered fundamental to the architectural intent of the structure. Australian Standard 5131 is often specified by designers to ensure fabrication meets certain requirements. The paint or protective coatings are often specified for corrosion protection however aesthetic appearance is equally important. Good specifiers will ask a coating supplier to guarantee weatherability of their coating products. Many tests can be applied to determine long-term weatherability however a major concern for consumers is colour and gloss.
Testing for colour
RemedyAP has the ultimate equipment for consistent colour control from X-Rite providing the most precise and accurate colour measurement.
Testing for gloss
Gloss is an aspect of the visual perception of objects that is as important as colour. Gloss can also be a measure of quality of a surface, for instance a drop in the gloss of a coated surface may indicate problems with its cure- leading to other failures such as poor adhesion or lack of protection for the coated surface.
RemedyAP is expert in assessing all aspects of the commercial and industrial paints and coatings application process. The range of our assessment services includes:
- We gauge the status of Concrete using site testing, including core sampling, compressive strength, carbonation testing, and depth of cover
- We assess metal conditions by measuring galvanizing thickness, corrosion, pit depth, and ultrasonic wall thickness.
- Coatings that contain hazardous pigments such as lead, chromates, arsenic and cadmium and other hazardous materials.
- Coating durability tests, including include adhesion, ultrasonic dry film thickness, cracking, flaking, blistering, colour, gloss and defect mapping, which provide an estimate of expected service life.
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