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Phoenix, AZ 85086








NACE Certified Coating Inspectors
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RFI Consultants LLC.

NACE Certified Coating Inspectors
Veteran Owned

Protect Your Financial Investment
Through QA/QC Programs:

  • Design/Planning Phase Services
  • Building Phase Services
  • Warranty/Beyond Phase Services
  • Ask the Expert
  • Training Seminars

We are proud members of the
following organizations:

  • NACE International - www.nace.org
  • SSPC - Society of Protective Coatings - www.sspc.org
  • ACI - American Concrete Institute - www.concrete.org
  • ACS (America Chemical Society) - www.acs.org
  • AZ Water Association - www.azwater.org


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Design/Planning Phase Services

The first step in providing a top quality project is to make sure its design and detailed planning is completely solid! Our comprehensive services works with you from design to submittal review, in order to provide the right protective coating or commercial painting system to meet your project needs and expectations.

RFI Consultants LLC does not represent any coating manufacturing company or particular products. Our sole focus is to our clients, their projects and their long term success.

Coating Consultations

Utilizing our knowledge of coating technologies and over 42 years of combined real world field experience, we provide our clients with the correct coating system recommendations to fit their project expectations and budgets.

Protective Coating/Paint System Survey and Assessment

In numerous cases the exact coating or paint specification used on your building, parking garage, processing or manufacturing plants are not available. However, even if you have that particular project specification, are you sure really that the specification was done to full compliance,i.e. surface preparation, coatings application etc? Therefore, in order to provide our clients with the best possible service, a clear understanding of the facts must be obtained.

Our general coating/paint system assessment service provides the information for you need to use on present or future projects. This service utilizes the latest test methods and equipment for all our field and laboratory work. We will accurately and objectively investigate, analyze and document all our work. Once completed, a comprehensive report will be provided outlining our findings and any needed corrective action.

In order to provide a quality protective coating or paint system design no stone can be left unturned. Everything has to be taking into account such as, service environment, long term protection and performance requirements, aesthetics, budgets and so much more. Afterwards, a complete protective coating or paint system recommendation will be provided that fits your needs.

Specifcation Writing and Review

Say goodbye to your old company boiler plate protective coating/painting specifications. No more worrying about if the protective coatings or paint you always used is still exists or if it does is it environmentally compliant. RFI Consultants LLC can do that work for you.

All of you are experts in your profession, be it Engineer, Architect, General Contractor and so on. Our field of expertise is in the protective/specialty coatings and painting field. By staying informed on the latest coating technologies, surface preparation methods and test methods, we can create detailed and comprehensive protective coatings or paint system specification to fit your particular project scope of work.


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Building Phase Services

Now that you have solid protective coating or commercial painting system specification that fits your particular project scope of work. The next very important step is to make sure that the protective coatings or commercial painting system is applied in conformance with that written specification. Because, even a perfect protective coating or commerical painting specification can not deliver its intended benefits if it's not followed. Remember the very important phrase TRUST BUT VERIFY!!

Coating Consultations

Many projects have problems that arise unexpectedly. Unfortunately, the projects production schedule must be maintained, so time is always of the essence. By utilizing our knowledge of coating technologies and over 42 years of combined real world field experience, we can help solve problems quickly and efficiently.

RFI Consultant LLC, coating inspectors only work within the authority given us and NEVER go beyond our authority and/or expertise.

"REMEMBER IF IT'S NOT IN WRITING IT NEVER HAPPENED"

Protective Coating/Paint System Assessment

Unnecessary coating problems always seem to make their way to most projects. In many cases these problems present themselves on items that have been coated and delivered to a project. While many different problems commonly appear the two most common problems are inadequately prepared substrates or the use of the wrong coating.

While these problems are troublesome they can be overcome. To do so a through coating system assessment must be completed. Our service accurately and objectively investigates, analyzes and documents your problem. Once completed a comprehensive report is provided to identify any problems and provide solutions for corrective action.


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Warranty / Beyond Phase Services

Coating Consultations

If your protective coating or paint system is beginning to show signs of problems or you already have a coatings related failure? RFI Consultants is the company you need in your corner. Our knowledge of todays coating technologies, testing and real world field experience provides the resources you need to help solve your problems.

Protective Coating/Paint System Failure Analysis

Protective coatings or paint system failures are the result of many different things. Some of these causes are the result of poor coatings or paint specifications, inadequate surface preparation, poor application, poor design of structure, poor maintenance, or maybe the coating system just wore out?

Our service will accurately and objectively investigate, analyze and document your problem. Once completed a comprehensive report will be provided outlining our findings and how best to solve the problem.

Expert Witness

We believe problems can be solved without involving the judicial system. However, there are times when litigation is the only way to bring things to a final resolution.

RFI Consultants LLC can provide assistance pertaining to the protective coatings or paint related field.


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Training

We always enjoy meeting new people and the opportunity to assist anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding in the ever changing world of industrial and commercial coatings.

Please visit our Contact Us page if you'd like to request a speaker for your own educational seminar. Once received we'll send you a confirmation of your request, as well as any other information you may need. Basic quizzes for each educational presentation are available to test your newly learned information.

You can also call us directly at 480-560-7182 to book us for a educational seminar.

Educational Course Presentations

Trust But Verify

Do you want to protect the financial investment of your construction project? Our real world Quality Control/ Quality Assurance Programs can be that security in protecting you firm and the clients your represent.

Basics of Paint

Have you ever wondered what goes into a gallon of paint or how does it work and protect? Then it is time to get greater understanding by doing a comprehensive study in the basics of paint and the various types of coatings used throughout the industry.

Surface Preparation Standards and Methods

Obtain a greater understanding and respect for proper surface preparation methods and their standards. Surface preparation is one of the most important components of a successful long-term coating system. However, this simple yet critical function is commonly misunderstood and by passed resulting in numerous premature coating system failures.

Understanding Corrosion and Its Economic Impact

Paint is used primarily to change a surface decorative appearance. While protective coatings will not only decorate but their main intent is to protect.

Therefore, in order to treat this serious problem you should have the basic understanding of corrosion, the effects of corrosion in different service environments and the economic impact associated with this ever increasing problem.

Understanding Coating Defects and Failures

Many coating defects and failures are preventable and when not dealt with correctly they can be very time consuming and costly to fix! So, let’s be proactive and learn how to recognize the various causes for coating defects/failures and the subsequent preventive measures.

Coating Selection (Pros and Cons)

Ever have those jobs where the paint or coating system being used on your project was causing your head to explode and antacid was now your best friend? Then it’s time to gain a greater perspective on the pros and cons.of all the various types of coatings being manufactured for your use in today's real world environments.

Presentations can be tailored to your specific requests, please contact us.


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Our Focus

  • Waste Water Treatment Facilities
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Lift Stations
  • Water Tanks
  • Sanitary Manholes/Sewer Linings
  • Pipelines
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Micro Chip Facilities
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Food & Beverage Plants
  • Pharmaceutical Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Parking Structures
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Bridges

Services

  • Independent Third Party NACE Certified Coating Inspections
  • Coating Specification Writing and Review
  • Independent Coating Consultations
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Management
  • Coating System Evaluation Surveys & Failure Analysis
  • Coatings Project Management
  • Coatings Related Educational Courses (Reference Educational Courses)
  • Expert Witness
  • OSHA Training (10 & 30 Hour Courses)
  • Coating and Substrate Testing (Destructive and Non-Destructive)

Future Services

  • Welding Inspection
  • Safety Training: General First Aid, CPR
  • OSHA Training; HAZWOPER, Confine Space

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Ask the Expert

For free email advice, send your questions, comments or ideas to info@rficonsultants.net. For issues that are of particular interest to those in the industrial and/or commercial coatings industry, we may publish (with your permission) your questions along with our answers on this web site.


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