We provide an independent source of technical and practical expertise for coatings, paints, and mastics.
Charter's mission is to provide personnel and facilities able to conduct laboratory tests, inspections, and consulting for a broad range of coatings and paints with emphasis on materials that mitigate corrosion. Our laboratory follows all the industry standard test methods and protocols such as, NACE, ASTM, ISO, API, AWWA, CSA, NORSOK, ARAMCO, TC Energy and Chevron among many others to evaluate coating performance. Examples of tests performed include autoclave, atlas cell, cathodic disbonding, impact, flexibility, penetration, shear, tensile and adhesion, as well as weathering and ageing resistance tests using the salt fog, QUV and xenon for offshore and architectural paints.
Charter’s expertise in conducting sour gas studies combined with elevated temperature and pressure is recognized throughout the industry. Our coating inspection staff is NACE trained and ensure that product and end user specifications are followed in field and plant applications. Whether using one or all of our services, Charter’s understanding of the technical and field side of the coating industry will prove beneficial regardless of the project size or scope.