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The scientists and technicians of Charter Coating Service (2000) Ltd. are extensively trained and are experts in coating failure prevention and analysis. Our Coating Laboratory follows CSA, ASTM, NACE, AWWA, DIN, ARAMCO, CGSB, API, and ISO standard methods to evaluate coating performance.

In recognition of a successful assessment to ISO/IEC 17025, accreditation was granted to Charter Coating Service (2000) Ltd. to perform the below tests.

Mechanical Testing

Technology

Range, when necessary

Methods Used

Product Types

Remarks

Impact Resistance

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.12;

ASTM G 14;

ASTM D2794;

ISO 21809-1,2,3

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Flexibility

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.11;

ISO 21809-1,2

Coated Panel

 

Soak Adhesion

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.14;

ISO 21809-2,3

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Peel Adhesion

(Hanging Mass)

 

CSA Z245.21
Section 12.5

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Gouge Resistance

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.15;

CSA Z245.21
Section 12.7

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Shear Adhesion

(“Alyeska” Shear Test)

 

09-AMSS
Section 4.1

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Taber Abrasion

 

ASTM D 4060

Coated Panel

 

Pull - Off Adhesion

 Self-alignment adhesion tester
Type IV

ASTM D 4541

ISO 4624

Coated Panel

 

Microhardness

(Indentation Hardness)

Knoop and Vickers

 ASTM D1474;

ASTM B578;

ASTM E384

Coated Panel

 

Mandrel Bend

 

ASTM D 522
Method A

Coated Panel

 

Interface Contamination

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.9;

ISO 21809-2

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Durometer Hardness

Shore D

ASTM D2240

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Adhesion by Knife

 

ASTM D6677;

ISO 21809-3

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Penetration Resistance

 

ASTM G 17;

ISO 21809-1,3

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

Blunt Rod

Water Vapour

Transmission

 

ASTM D 1653
Method B-Wet Cup Condition C;

ASTM E 96 ASTM E 96M Water Method

Coating Free Film

 

Water Absorption

 

ASTM 570

Coating Free Film

 

 

Environmental testing

Technology

Range, when necessary

Methods Used

Product Types

Remarks

 Cathodic Disbondment

 

 CSA Z245.20 

Section 12.8;

CSA Z245.21 Section 12.3;

ASTM G 8;

ASTM G 42;

ASTM G 95;

ASTM D 6676 -01e1;

ISO 21809-1,2,3

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Standard Atlas Cell

Pressurized Atlas Cell

(20 to 200) °C

(up to 2 000) psi

 

NACE TM0174;

ASTM C868

 One Side Coated Panel

 Standard Atlas Cell is

atmospheric pressure

Autoclave

(20 to 350) °C

(up to 8 500) psi

 NACE TM0185  Coated Panel  
Salt Spray  

ASTM B 117;

ASTM G 85

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 
UV Exposure  

ASTM D 4587

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 Condensation

and/or UV Cycles

Electrochemical

Impedance

Spectroscopy

(EIS)

 

ISO 16773-2

Coated Panel

 

Chemical Resistance

 

ASTM D543 
Procedure 1

Coating Free Film 

 

 Chemical Resistance

 (17 to 23) ºC

API – RP 5L7
Appendix 12 

Coated Panel 

 

Water Resistance

 (20 to 95) ºC

ASTM D 870

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

Water Immersion

Test 

Evaluation of Blistering

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 714

Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Evaluation of Chalking

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 4214 Method A

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Evaluation of Checking

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 660

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Evaluation of Cracking

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 661

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Evaluation of Rusting

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 610

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Evaluation of Flaking

(0 to 10) rating

ASTM D 772

 Coated Panel or

External Coated Pipe

 

Heat Ageing

 

CSA Z245.21
Section 12.6;

ISO 21809-3 

 Coated Panel  

 

 

Non-destructive Testing

Technology

Range, when necessary

Methods Used

Product Types

Remarks

Film Thickness

(0 to 250) mils

(0 to 6) mm

ASTM D 7091;

ISO 21809-1,3

Organic Coating Coated Panel or Pipe

Non Ferrous Substrate:

0 to 80 mils

Specular Gloss

20°, 60°

ASTM D523

Coated Panel

 

 

Chemical testing

Technology

Range, when necessary

Methods Used

Product Types

Remarks

Differential Scanning

Calorimetry

(DSC)

 

ASTM D 3418;

ASTM E 1356;

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.7;

ISO 21809-1,2,3

Fusion Bonded Epoxy Powder or Applied Coating Sample;

Liquid Epoxy or Applied Coating Sample

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg), Heat of Fusion (ΔH)

Fourier Transform

Infrared Spectroscopy

(FTIR)

(400 to 4000) cm-1

ASTM E 1252;

ASTM E 168

Organic Coating

Transmission, ATR

Porosity of the Coating

 

CSA Z245.20
Section 12.10;

ISO 21809-2

Applied Organic Coating

 

 

Electrical Testing

Technology

Range, when necessary

Methods Used

Product Types

Remarks

Holiday

 

NACE RP 0188;

ASTM G62;

ASTM D5162

Organic Coating Coated Panel or Pipe

Sponge and high voltage spark holiday detection