Brendan Fitzsimons is the author of the original Fitz’s Atlas as well as the Fitz’s Atlas 2. Brendan has been in the protective coatings industry for over 25 years working for Inspection and Consulting Engineers, Paint manufacturers, major oil and gas suppliers and International Coating Contractors working in the marine, offshore and infrastructure industries.
Brendan is a Chartered Scientist, a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering, NACE Protective Coatings Specialist and a NACE Coating Inspector and Peer Reviewer.
Brendan is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corrosion.
Over forty years experience in the protective coatings industry and principally involved in the evaluation of paint coatings, their modes and mechanisms of failure, cause and extent of breakdown and recommendations for their remedial treatment. UK appointed expert to International Standards Organisation committees and numerous involvements as Expert Witness in High Court, Arbitration and Mediation on the subject of paint coatings. Presentation and publication of papers on the performance of cargo hold coatings and the absorption/desorption characteristics of cargo tank linings.
Trevor is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion and a member of NACE.
Brendan and Trevor are co-authors of a chapter entitled “Paint and Coating Failures and Defects” in the new edition of “Corrosion by L Shreir” published in December 2009.
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