B5.4 - Non-Destructive and Non-Contact Testing of Coatings

A. Bariska & N. Reinke
Many everyday items are coated, both to protect and/or to decorate them. Outer surfaces of transport vehicles require multi-layered corrosion-protection coating, chip-protection coating and decorative coating optimized for their specific uses. Wear and tear of parts in combustion engines, gas turbines and industrial manufacturing plants can be reduced and their lifespan extended thanks to highly effective protective coatings. The monitoring of the thickness of the coatings and other coating features has, up to now, been...