Surface Coatings and Corrosion Protection

Surface Coatings Repair and Corrosion Protection for a Structural Asset


Offshore Painting Services specialise in asset inspections and surface coatings repair using a variety of techniques including IRATA Rope Access. OPS understand that a correctly applied surface coatings system can extend the life of clients’ assets, this is why we take great pride in our reputation within the industry as one of the leading providers of surface preparation,surface coatings repair and corrosion protection services.

We specialise in surface coatings inspection and repair to:

  • Wind Farm Substations,
  • Wind Turbine Transition Piece,
  • Offshore and Onshore Wind Turbines,
  • Oil and Gas Installations,
  • Biomass Plants,
  • Nuclear Plants.

Coatings Repair Technical Supervisors

At Offshore Painting Services we pride ourselves on our paint technicians’ expert knowledge and ability to inspect and repair all variants of coatings systems to all substrates. OPS technicians are all trained and certified in the repair of coating systems at the OPS Training Facility in Liverpool, in line with the OPS commitment to Quality, Safety and Satisfaction. Furthermore, OPS corrosion protection teams comprise of experienced technicians competent and knowledgeable to undertake even the most challenging tasks, from basic spot repairs to full asset re-coatings.

Surface Painting and Blasting Training

OPS coating repair technicians come from a variety of industries such as aerospace, military, automotive, commercial, Oil/Gas and Renewable Energy. Our technicians have the knowledge, skill-set and experience to undertake the following tasks:


  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Hydro-blasting
  • Plastic Media Stripping
  • Manual Preparation
  • Powered Preparation – inc Needle Guns, Grinders and Sanders
  • Chemical Stripping


  • Airless Spraying
  • HVLP Spraying
  • Electrostatic Spraying
  • Stripe Coating
  • Brush & Roller Application

Coatings Inspection

Corrosion is a natural phenomenon or process that follows the laws of science, almost all materials are expected to deteriorate with time when exposed to the elements. For example, when steel is exposed to air and water rust can develop within a few hours, showing the familiar red-brown colour of iron oxide.

The choice of materials used can have a major impact on corrosion, improved knowledge and choice of correct materials can have a substantial effect on costs, so correct inspection and repair should be a must for all assets.

Surface Coatings Systems and Corrosion Protection Repairs

OPS coating repair technicians complete all repairs to the highest standards expected by the customers, focusing on Quality, Safety and Satisfaction and in accordance with the following standards:

  • ISO 12944        Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures
  • ISO 19840        Verification of dry-film thickness
  • ISO 8501-1       Preparation of steel substrates before coating application
  • ISO 8502-3      Dust tape test
  • ISO 8502-4      Estimation of probability of condensation on a steel structure
  • ISO 8502-9      Salt tests

OPS corrosion protection services include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Wind Turbine Internal and External Coating Repairs
  • Transition Piece Internal and External Coating Repairs
  • Substation Coatings Repairs
  • Specialist Rope Access Teams
  • Surface Preparation and Blasting
  • HVLP and Airless Spray Applications
  • Full detailed reporting process
  • Full testing equipment,
  • Internal and External Wind Turbine and Transition Piece Cleaning
  • Mold and Oil Removal



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