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Quality Assurance Methods

About Us

As a proud representative of the esteemed FROSIO Inspector community, I embody a deep commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards in the realm of coatings. Specializing in corrosion protection, I offer Level III Coating Inspector services, a hallmark of true competence and dedication to ensuring surfaces are adequately protected against deterioration due to corrosion. With an unwavering focus on quality and precision, my services are designed to meet the highest demands, ensuring that each project I undertake is a testament to excellence.

Quality Assurance Methods

In the dynamic field of corrosion protection, adopting innovative and reliable quality assurance methods is crucial. Among these, Digital dry film thickness (DFT) measurements stand out for providing accurate coating thickness readings, essential for ensuring longevity and durability. Similarly, the Bresle salt test enables us to assess salt contamination levels that can compromise coating integrity, while liability deduction value testing is indispensable for evaluating peel adhesion strength with unmatched precision. These methodologies underscore our commitment to upholding the highest quality standards.

Our Clients

Our dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Clients who have benefited from our services often commend the expertise and meticulous attention to detail provided. Personal testimonials highlight the clear planning, technical expertise, and unwavering dedication to ensuring projects are executed to the highest standards. This reputation is a source of pride and drives us to continually strive for excellence in every undertaking.

Surface Preparation Techniques

At the core of effective corrosion protection lies meticulous surface preparation. Techniques such as sandblasting and spray galvanizing are employed to meticulously remove old layers of corrosion and apply protective coatings effectively. This foundational work is critical for the longevity and resilience of the surface treatment, underscoring the importance of expertise and precision in every step of the process.

Certification Process

Our certification process is integral to our mission of elevating standards in the surface treatment and insulation industries. Since its establishment in 1986, FROSIO has been at the forefront of offering certification for corrosion protection and insulation inspectors. This process involves comprehensive training, examinations, and documentation of experience, culminating in three levels of certification that are internationally recognized and respected.

Certified inspectors are pivotal in curriculum development, training body approval, examination and assessment, certificate renewal, and standardization participation. This involvement not only contributes to personal professional growth but also propels the entire industry toward higher levels of quality and excellence.

Career Opportunities and Professional Development

Whether you are at the inception of your career as an inspector or seeking to enhance your professional credentials, FROSIO offers a pathway to certification that validates expertise while opening doors to international opportunities and recognition. This journey is not just about acquiring a certificate; it’s about joining a community of professionals dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in corrosion protection and surface treatment.

Our Commitment to Excellence

FROSIO stands as a cornerstone in the field of corrosion protection, surface treatment, and insulation, embodying a commitment to excellence and quality. This steadfast dedication is not just a professional stance but a personal creed that guides every service we offer and every project we undertake. For unparalleled expertise in corrosion protection and surface treatment, trust in FROSIO Inspector services to deliver quality outcomes that meet the industry’s highest standards.

Contact Us

Embarking on a project that requires meticulous attention to corrosion protection and surface treatment? Reach out to us. With FROSIO certification and a proven track record of excellence, you can rest assured that your projects are in capable hands. Elevate your surface treatment processes to new heights with FROSIO Inspector services – where quality meets precision.

Certification Process

What does FROSIO stand for?

Let me take you on a brief journey through what FROSIO represents. FROSIO stands for the Norwegian acronym “Fagrådet for våtrom,” which translates to the Council for Wet Areas in English. However, in the context of our work, it’s all about setting the benchmark for excellence in corrosion protection, surface treatment, and insulation. Established in 1986 in Norway, FROSIO has grown to become a globally recognized entity for certifying the competence of inspectors within these industries. It’s not just a certification; it’s a testament to our dedication to quality and our commitment to protecting assets from the ravages of corrosion.

What is the difference between NACE and FROSIO?

Now, this is a question that sparks quite a bit of interest! NACE International, often known for its focus on corrosion control, offers programs and certifications worldwide, akin to what we do at FROSIO. While both organizations aim to combat corrosion, the primary difference lies in the approach and geographical roots. NACE, originating from the US, has a broad focus spanning various aspects of corrosion control. On the other hand, FROSIO, with its origins in Scandinavia, initially concentrated more on the maritime and offshore sectors. Today, however, both entities provide comprehensive training and certification programs recognized across the globe, transcending their original scopes.

How do I get a FROSIO certificate?

Embarking on the FROSIO certification journey signals your commitment to being at the forefront of corrosion protection and surface treatment. The process involves a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Applicants start with an intensive training course offered by FROSIO-approved bodies, covering all aspects necessary to excel in the field. Post training, you’ll sit for an examination that tests your grasp of the material, followed by documenting relevant experience in the industry. Upon successful completion, you achieve a certification that is a badge of your expertise, recognized globally. Remember, it’s not just about passing a test; it’s about embracing a career-long journey of learning and improvement.

How do clients benefit from FROSIO services?

Our clients, ranging from large-scale industrial entities to specialized construction companies, often share how our services transform their projects. By partnering with FROSIO-certified inspectors like myself, clients gain not just an expert eye for detail but also a strategic advisor. We provide insights into the most effective corrosion protection strategies, help avoid costly over-coating or under-coating, and ensure compliance with international quality standards. Our involvement often leads to extended lifespan of assets, reduced maintenance costs, and, importantly, peace of mind knowing their projects meet the highest quality benchmarks.

Why are surface preparation techniques critical?

In our field, surface preparation is not just a step; it’s the foundation of effective corrosion protection. Techniques like sandblasting and spray galvanizing are not randomly chosen but are meticulously planned based on the specific nature of each project. Poor preparation can lead to coating failures, resulting in costly reworks or, worse, accelerated corrosion. By thoroughly removing old coatings, rust, and other contaminants, we ensure that protective coatings adhere properly and perform as intended. Imagine it as preparing a canvas for a masterpiece — the quality of the preparation work directly influences the durability and effectiveness of the protection offered.

Why is FROSIO certification considered important in the industry?

The significance of FROSIO certification in our industry cannot be overstated. It represents a rigorous standard of knowledge, skill, and professionalism. For inspectors, achieving certification is akin to receiving a seal of approval that attests to their capability to handle the complexities of corrosion protection and surface treatment. For employers and clients, it serves as a benchmark for hiring individuals who are committed to quality and excellence. The FROSIO certification process, with its emphasis on comprehensive training and practical experience, ensures that certified inspectors are not just individuals who passed a test but are professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the challenges of our field.

What does joining the FROSIO community entail?

Joining the FROSIO community means more than just getting a certificate; it’s about becoming part of a global network of professionals dedicated to setting and maintaining high standards in corrosion protection and surface treatment. It’s about continuous learning, sharing experiences, and contributing to the development of industry standards. Our community is a platform for both personal and professional growth, offering opportunities to attend seminars, participate in forums, and stay updated with the latest advancements in our field. It’s a commitment to excellence, a pledge to uphold quality, and a gateway to opportunities that span the globe.


  • NACE International – NACE International is a global organization that offers corrosion control resources, training, and certification programs for professionals in the corrosion industry.
  • SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings – SSPC provides training, certification, and standards for protective coatings professionals to ensure quality and performance in coating applications.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The EPA provides information and regulations related to environmental protection, including guidelines for surface treatment processes to ensure compliance with environmental standards.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – OSHA sets and enforces workplace safety standards, including guidelines for proper surface preparation techniques to protect workers from hazards in the corrosion protection industry.