Why you should care if your industrial painting contractor is QP1 Certified

The QP1 Certification ensures contractors are meeting standards and best practices for industrial painting projects.

Industrial processing facilities face a variety of challenges when it comes to maintaining their equipment and infrastructure. Harsh environmental conditions, exposure to corrosive substances, and heavy abrasion can all contribute to wear and tear over time. That’s why it’s critical to have a reliable and experienced industrial coatings contractor to help protect your facility and keep it running smoothly.

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The QP1 Certification is an audit of a contractor’s quality control program developed by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). It ensures contractors are meeting standards and best practices for industrial painting projects.

4 Benefits that a QP1 Certified Contractor Brings to the Table:

  • Quality assurance: QP1 Certification ensures that the contractor has established and follows a comprehensive quality control program that meets industry standards. This provides assurance that the work will be performed to a high level of quality and that your project will meet your requirements.
  • Compliance: QP1 Certification ensures that the contractor is compliant with industry standards, including federal regulations, local laws, and safety requirements. This can help you avoid costly fines and legal issues associated with non-compliance.
  • Experience and expertise: To become QP1 Certified, a contractor must demonstrate a high level of experience and expertise in surface preparation and coating application. You can be confident that the contractor has the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work effectively and efficiently.
  • Long-term cost savings: One of the most common reasons coatings and linings fail is because of improper surface preparation. It’s an expensive mistake, not just to fix it, but also for the additional downtime required to fix it. When you hire a QP1 Certified Contractor you can rest assured that they are following the best industry guidelines and practices to ensure successful surface preparation.

Overall, the QP1 Certification is an indication that the contractor has the necessary experience, expertise, and quality control systems in place to perform high-quality coating applications.

At Universal Blastco, we take pride in our QP1 certification and the value it brings to our customers.  While the QP1 certification only applies to our Coatings & Linings division, we have implemented the same processes in all of our divisions to ensure quality in our Fiberglass and Industrial Masonry services as well. Learn more about the AMPP QP1 Certification.

We are proud to also hold the QP3 Certification for our state-of-the-art Blast and Paint shop located in Hannibal, Ohio. The QP 3 Certification mirrors the requirements of QP 1 with an emphasis on standards and procedures that are unique to shop blasting and painting. Our AMPP QP3 certification for enclosed shop painting reflects our commitment to providing unmatched quality and consistency in every project. You can trust that your piping and tank painting needs will receive superior coatings in a controlled environment, assuring long-lasting protection.

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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you control and mitigate corrosion.


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