G.B. Byrnes Consulting, Inc.

Failure analysis done right!

Over 45 years of paint and coatings experience




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Geoffrey B. Byrnes has been working in the paint and coatings industry for over 45 years.

  • His experience includes coating analysis, failure investigations, providing expert testimony, formulation, deformulation, reformulation, teaching, as well as developing new analytical techniques and testing procedures for coatings and resins.

  • Since 1986, Geoff Byrnes has been an independent technical consultant and until March 1999 was President of The Coatings Laboratory, Inc., a laboratory specializing in coatings and corrosion control technology as well as a coatings failure investigation, testing and analysis facility.

  • During the past twenty years he has been actively engaged in coatings failure analysis and has successfully conducted over four thousand investigations. He continues to serve clients by offering both laboratory and field investigation of coating failures.

Certifications include:

  • Diplomate, Board Certified Forensic Examiner, Number 2963
  • NACE Certificated Corrosion Specialist, Number 3225
  • NACE Certificated Materials Selection and Design Specialist, Number 3225
  • NACE Certificated Coating Inspector, Number 199

Educational Activities and Affiliations include:

  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Instructor, NACE PCL 1 & 2, "Protection by Coatings and Linings"
  • Instructor, NACE CIP I & II, Retired Examining Peer.
  • Former (Retired 1996) Technical Editor, Materials Performance
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC)
  • Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT)

You can contact Geoff Byrnes at:

  • Address: 3004 Teague Road, Houston, 77080-2516
  • Phone: 713-460-4130 · Fax: 713-460-4011 
  • Email
  • Last updated & © January 2012