Application of Layers of Protection Analysis to Prevent Coronavirus Infection
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Working toward a holistic digital infrastructure, the Dow Coating Materials team has developed novel processing algorithms used in conjunction with standardized imaging stations to revolutionize the testing of traditionally subjective visual methods for coatings. Through customization of both the hardware and software interface, images are captured in a consistent format, tagging relevant experimental context and metadata. Sophisticated processing algorithms leverage the images to produce robust, quantifiable analysis and ratings devoid of user subjectivity. The resultant data, stored in a centralized database, is available for future access and as a historical record for future algorithm development and improvement. Here we discuss the use of a digital infrastructure for image analysis in select coatings applications, including corrosion resistance and exterior exposure. The deployment of such digital tools improves the consistency and rigor of technical approaches dependent on visual metrics that are ubiquitous in the coatings industry.