TSSEA Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association

TSSEA APPROVAL TESTING


TSSEA now offers approval testing of thermal sprayers to BS EN ISO 14918:1998 as a service to its members. The standard clearly defines the level of skills and knowledge required to obtain approval in any, or all, of the four principal methods of thermal spraying currently in use:

  • Flame spraying of wires or powders using Oxy/Fuel systems
  • Arc spraying
  • Plasma spraying
  • High Velocity Oxy/Fuel spraying. (HVOF)

Coating materials are divided into the following groups:

  • Zinc
  • Aluminium for corrosion protection
  • Metals and alloys Self Fluxing alloys (fused coatings)
  • Metal based carbides/Carbides
  • Oxide ceramics

The operator may elect to be tested in the application of any material representative of one or more of the above groups by any of the appropriate methods. Successful candidates will be certificated in the specific areas tested and will be qualified by the TSSEA as having met the requirements of the standard.

The value of such a qualification, particularly for contract services, cannot be overestimated. At the same time the establishment of this qualification will ensure that the correct procedures are observed by operators, thus raising the level of coating quality.

Please contact the secretary for further information.