Independent Third Party Inspection
BIC conducts both visual and calibrated instrument inspection. BIC is fully qualified to perform all facets of coating and lining inspection. Including but not limited to: flame spray, galvanizing, fusion bonded epoxy, plural component, and fireproofing. We have the expertise to schedule and perform multiple inspections coordinating our time with several crafts that might be working on the same project. Our expertise is unparalleled in the industry as we combine our resources and work closely together with all parties involved. In doing so, downtime is substantially minimized which helps keep projects on time and under budget.
When BIC is contracted for a project, we can, at the request of our clients, provide full time quality control inspectors to manage all aspects of quality control and assurance. BIC can assist in scheduling along with writing blast and coating procedures to help projects move forward in a timely manner. If a full time NACE Level III inspector is required on projects, BIC will provide an inspector with the background and experience necessary to insure all aspects of the projects are properly monitored and documented. When the project is completed and approved by the client, all documents can be provided in an easy to access format on a disc for future reference.
Testing and Failure Analysis
Premature, degradation to coatings, listings, fireproofing, flooring and secondary containment can be frustrating, time consuming and a detriment to the ongoing process operations of our customers. BIC has the expertise of an independent testing laboratory to help us ascertain the possible cause of the coating or lining failure which in turn will provide immediate and comprehensive solutions to a wide variety of failures. BIC would prefer annual inspections, but when time is of the essence we can address and identify premature failures. Whether it is material selection or a thorough review of operating parameters, we have the skill and expertise to assess even the most difficult failures. Please contact us if you'd like to request additional information, clarification, or an estimate regarding any of the other services that BIC offers.
Quality Assurance Monitoring and Reporting Includes: •Existing Coating Identification and Component Analysis •Substrate Cleanliness and Etch Pattern Depth •Wet Film Thickness (WFT) •Dry Film Thickness (DFT) per coat and total final thickness •Atmospheric Monitoring for temperature, humidity and dew point •Substance Temperature Monitoring •Material Selection, lot and batch verification, proper mixing, thinning and application monitoring •Visual Inspection for applied material related defects such as runs, sags, drips, overspray and holidays •Time and Temperature Monitoring for applied film drying and curing gradients including wheel chart graphing •Plural Component Equipment Monitoring for proper agitation, ratio mixing and temperatures including heated line monitoring •Dry Film Hardness Testing •Dry Film Adhesion Testing •Holiday Testing – Both low and high voltage •Touch up and Repair with Mapping Verification •Final Project Verification, Report Submittal and Customer Approval
In today’s environment, there is an increasing emphasis placed on the need for weld quality, safety and inspection. Weld inspection qualification to a specific code certifies that welders and welding operators have the ability to make sound welds.Without internally developed code requirements, many organizations use code established by the American Welding Society (AWS) typically dealing with structural codes for buildings and bridges and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for boiler and pressure vessel codes.Our staff includes Certified Weld Inspectors and Certified Pipe Welding Inspectors. Qualified under AWS D1.1, API 1104 & ASME Standards. SPECIFICATIONS AWS D1.1 API 1104 ASME Liquid Penetration Level ll L Magnetic Particle Level ll L