Coating failure analysis

Potentially interested: End users, Owners, Shipyards, Coatings applicators

Why is it needed? It is considered that a coating can fail naturally (has fulfilled its expected life cycle) or prematurely, that is, when defects are detected in the system much earlier than expected, either after commissioning or when coming into contact with its specific environment. The origin can be multiple, given the complexity involved in the installation of a coating system.

Benefits: We break down coatings layer by layer with microscopic analysis of core samples. Additionally we can analyze and identify the composition of each layer of coating by identifying the characteristics and composition of each layer of coating applied we can determine the cause of failure, and better yet advise you on how to avoid these failures in the future.

Coating performance test

Potentially interested: End users, Owners

Why is it needed? Two assets may be exposed to different environmental factors that conditions the needs of corrosion protection. In the same way, two identical coatings do not perform the same depending on the environment in which they are installed. Therefore, it is necessary to study which type of coating best suits the asset's durability expectations based on the environmental conditions in which it will be exposed.

Benefits: By exposing sample coatings to a multitude of environmental conditions in our laboratory we can objectively determine which coating system will be the best solution for your particular asset or project. We use true qualitative and quantitative analysis where bye science will back up each and every one of our recommendations

Abrasive Tests

Potentially interested: Coating applicators, End users

Why is it needed? The characteristics of the abrasive such as its angular or spherical shape, granulometry, hardness and density as well as the thickness and composition of the substrate have a direct impact on the production, cleaning quality and surface profile. The aspects mentioned above, among others, will determine the optimal choice of abrasive.

Benefits: Reduction of costs in blasting operations avoiding unnecessary waste of time and product resulting from a non-optimal abrasive choice to achieve the degree of cleanliness and roughness specified. Lower risk of premature failure during the life cycle of the coating and reduction of the environmental impact.

Characterization and composition of materials

Potentially interested: End users, Engineering

Why is it needed? The characterization and composition of materials in coating application has several applications such as the identification of materials detected in certain areas, the investigation of coating and corrosion failures, selection of materials according to the specific conditions of the assets or even the identification of chemical components whose exposure poses a safety risk to workers.

Benefits: The information provided by this type of analysis will allow you to make better decisions that in many cases will mean significant savings of time and money as well as the prevention of risks that endanger the health of workers.

R&D for specific projects

Potentially interested: End users, Engineering

Why is it needed? The industry of corrosion protection and protective coatings advances technologically by means of the release of new products, processes or techniques. With our state-of-the-art facilities located in Spain, we can serve a wide spectrum of client needs without having to outsource these services internationally.

Benefits: Optimiza has laboratory equipment that allows to analyze the performance of the parameters in new products, techniques and developments in the sector. Adapting these technologies to your specific projects can generate significant savings of time and money in your projects.