intended application analysis • laboratory trial measurements • on-site trial measurements
Improving the efficiency and durability of the protection provided by coatings is our primary motivation. We attentively listen to our customers about the challenges they face in achieving their coating durability goals, and we propose QCQ assisted solutions. The versatility of innovative QCQ technology opens up new and exciting possibilities, and we look forward to riding the wave of innovation together in this exciting area of corrosion engineering.
software and equipment customization • education and training • quality management system integration
Tailored to meet our customer needs, our applications are created based on a single premise – if we don’t feel comfortable using them, no one else will either. Fast and simple, our solutions easily integrate into systems and slip into daily business routine. The innovative nature of QCQ technology kindles interest in exploring new frontiers, and we welcome feedback and ideas that lead to continuous improvement.
inspection and testing • inspection project management • data analysis and reporting • equipment rental
We support our customers along the way of reaching coating related decisions within their design and maintenance projects. Empowered by the innovative technology equally applicable to new and in-service coating systems, we strive to raise the bar of coating durability by advancing pre-qualification and providing quantitative input for predictive coating maintenance and quality control.
Who uses QCQ?
Testing and R&D
quantify coating degradation during accelerated exposures
speed up the coating formulation process and fine tune the coating protective properties
quantitatively express the quality of their products
reliably specify coating solutions
distinguish between coating and application practice related coating defects
Coating Inspectors and
perform fitness-for-purpose assessment of in-service coatings
expand portfolio with a novel inspection method
offer a high added value service
Asset Owners and Integrity Managers
record the coating quality throughout the intended lifetime
obtain input data for predictive maintenance
make informed decisions on coating repair and renewal
and Product QMs
quantify the impact of production process alterations
resolve curing related issues
decrease coating related warranty claims
What is QCQ?
QCQ technology enables non-destructive recording of impedance Z, an indicator of the BARRIER PROPERTIES of coatings exposed to a corrosive environment.
The typical behavior of coatings involves either RETENTION or LOSS of barrier properties with exposure to corrosive environment.
The predictive power of QCQ technology lies in its high sensitivity to the loss of coating protective properties and the occurrence of corrosion BEFORE VISIBLE DAMAGE OCCURS.
The basis of the QCQ technology is the standard ISO 16773.
QCQ provides quantitative results on an easy-to-understand Log Z@0.1Hz COATING QUALITY SCALE.
Optional advanced corrosion potential, impedance and dielectric loss angle spectral analyses, as well as wet adhesion analysis, allow the TESTER and SPECIALIST LEVEL approaches depending on the complexity of the system being tested.