Paints and Coatings Consultancy

ESG has extensive expertise in paint and coatings testing. With many years of experience and UKAS accredited testing facilities, we can ensure you have all the information you need, when you need it.

ESG’s approach to the assessment of decorative and protective coating systems combines an in-depth understanding of the key elements in both the cause and prevention of corrosion, with leading-edge scientific testing.

ESG’s experience stems from extensive research and development, laboratory testing of materials, quality assurance and on-site practical work. Testing is carried out to international standards including BS, ISO and ASTM standards, by ICORR and NACE qualified paint inspectors from our accredited laboratory.

 

  • Inspection, surveys and site testing of coated metal structures
  • UKAS accredited laboratory testing
  • Surface preparation and coating application facilities
  • Paint system approvals to HAPAS (Highways England) and Network Rail specifications
  • Pre-qualification of paint systems to NORSOK M501 / ISO 20340 / ISO 12944 standards
  • RISQS approved
  • Expert advice and consultancy
  • Accelerated weathering, durability and environmental testing
  • Coatings testing 

As experts in paints and coatings consultancy and analysis, ESG operates from accredited laboratories, using modern accelerated weathering equipment and performing natural weathering site trials, as well as performing testing and analysis throughout the UK.

 

Paint failures can be disastrous. We advise on the correct selection and application of coatings for:

  • Metals and timber
  • Bridges and structures
  • Vehicles and plant
  • Rail vehicles, trackside equipment and gantries

 

Our consultants can deliver against a range of customer needs. Services include:

  • On-site investigations
  • Preparation of painting specifications
  • Consultant to Highways England for coatings and corrosion related issues and A & B paint sample testing and reporting
  • Investigations and advice
  • Coating condition monitoring and surveys
  • Site trials

 

Our independent accredited laboratory uses modern equipment for:

  • Testing to international standards
  • Accelerated weathering, durability and environmental testing
  • Research and development projects
  • Pre-qualification and approval of paint systems
  • Analysis of coating materials
  • Natural weathering testing to BS Standards
  • Coatings testing
  • Heavy metals in paint testing
  • Paint pull off testing
  • Lead paint testing

 

Our team includes auditors and our scope extends to:

  • Performance and material specifications
  • Design scrutiny
  • On-site inspection and monitoring by ICORR qualified paint inspectors

 

Corrosion failures can be expensive in terms of downtime, renewals and safety. We provide expertise in:

  • Failure investigation
  • Measurement of residual metal (NDT)
  • Corrosion rate measurement
  • Bimetallic and graphitic corrosion

 

Coatings can help provide a safe working environment. Guidance and assistance is available on:

  • Anti-slip coatings
  • COSHH Assessment

 

For further information about ESG and our paints and coatings consultancy, please contact us.