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ASTM D3276-07

Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors (Metal Substrates)

Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors (Metal Substrates) D3276-07 ASTM|D3276-07|en-US Standard Guide for Painting Inspectors (Metal Substrates) Standard new BOS Vol. 06.02 Committee D01
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Significance and Use

This guide is intended as a reference for those concerned with the inspection of industrial coating work. Many of the details covered may be in a specification for a particular project. A specification for coating projects should include the coatings to be used. A checklist for use in the field is included as an appendix.


1.1 This guide is intended as an information aid to painting inspectors in carrying out their task efficiently. It includes the key elements of surface preparation, coatings application, and final approval for both field and shop work. The items should be selected that are pertinent to the specification of a particular job. Note 1 - For additional helpful information, refer to the following documents:

Manual of Coating Work for Light-Water Nuclear Power Plant Primary Containment and Other Safety-Related Facilities

New Concepts for Coating Protection of Steel Structures

D 16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications

D 4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coatings and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities

SSPC-PA Guide 3 A Guide to Safety in Paint Application

Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 1 Good Painting Practice

Steel Structures Painting Manual Vol 2 Systems and Specifications

Manufacturers Specifications and Instructions (made available to the inspector for reference to special requirements for proper application)

Material Safety Data Sheets (needed to ensure that personnel take necessary precautions in handling hazardous materials). Available from Materials manufacturer.


1.2 Certain industries or owners may require certified inspection personnel. See Guide D 4537 for establishing procedures to certify inspectors for coatings work in nuclear facilities.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This guide is arranged in the following order:

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.1520/D3276-07
ICS Code: 87.020