The Visual Comparison Manual

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "The Visual Comparison Manual", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 47 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

The Visual Comparison Manual

The Visual Comparison Manual

Keywords: Elcometer, Coatings, Quality control, Defects, Documents

Elcometer Instruments Ltd, the Manchester based specialist in instrumentation for the testing and quality control of coatings, has published the Visual Comparison Manual for application and coating defects (Plate 2).

Enclosed in a handy binder, this manual, in English, German and Spanish, contains 78 top quality, full colour photographs of the defects that are associated with coatings used for corrosion protection.

Plate 2Elcometer has published the Visual Comparison Manual for application and coating defects

The manual is divided into four sections: the introduction, the illustrations, the table of defects and the inspection manual. Fully indexed, the photographs and illustrations cover both pre-surface conditions and the application and coating defects. The table of defects has 38 defect types with their descriptions and their probable causes. Paint Compatibility and Paint Properties charts can be found at the end of this table of defect section, providing much practical information for those involved with coatings on a regular basis.

Offered as a manual for daily use on site as well as in the office, the pages are protected so that dirt can be wiped from them easily and the inspector, the surveyor and the specifier alike can reference the photographs in all working environments.

Details available from: Elcometer Instruments Ltd. Tel: +44 (0) 161 371 6000; Fax. +44 (0) 161 371 6010; e-mail:

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