Welcome to the Lou Vincent service information page. We are highly experienced providers of all types of coatings problem solving activities. Our goal is to use our experience to keep you from having to live through the nightmare of coatings failures, however large or small and wherever they are located. Here are some examples.
Creating Detailed Coating Specifications
All coating specifications need to be “site specific”. A common cause of coatings failures is the use of specifications from one job site to another without taking into consideration the differences in the service environment. Every large industrial, offshore, or marine site has several “micro environments”, rather than one uniform “macro environment”. All of the factors such as temperature, pressure, chemical exposure, etc. must be evaluated individually so that the proper coating system can be chosen for that specific environment.
We use our painting contractor experience to bring a practical hands-on approach to writing detailed project painting specifications. Coating manufacturers cannot possibly envision all the sites, environments, application conditions on their data sheets. Therefore much of the information they provide, while reasonably accurate, can result in job site problems if it is not interpreted in view of the actual site conditions under which the coatings will be applied and aggressiveness of the service environment over an extended period of years.
We have created lengthy, inclusive coatings specifications for chemical plants, refineries, offshore platforms, ships, barges, docks, FPSO’s, FSO’s, jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, drillships, land drilling rigs and both steel and concrete bridges.
We have created complete painting manuals for use by offshore rig personnel in their daily maintenance activities as well as for their project managers during drydocking and major repair activities.