Per Hartland Retires

After many years of effort for FROSIO, Per Hartland has decided to retire and the cooperation between pH VALUE AS and FROSIO is terminated. Per Hartland has been with FROSIO for many years and in total he has held 112 courses, both in Norway, and mainly abroad. FROSIO represented by Chairman Trond Soltvedt, General Manager Ole Stræte and former Secretariat Manager Arild Rinvoll had the pleasure of an appreciation dinner with Per Hartland on 27 October.


FROSIO deeply thanks Per Hartland for his excellent efforts for FROSIO over many years and wishes him all the best in the future.


Harvish Technical Services (HTS COATINGS) held their first FROSIO India Conference in Chennai August 11th of this year. Chairman Trond Soltvedt and General Manager Ole Stræte were honored to be able to join owner of HTS, Mr. R. Venkatesan for this extravagant event. His team, including Mr. Vikash Bavisetty was a major contributor to make a successful event.

The conference included several dignitaries from the India market, many of whom talked about the need to combat corrosion and to have certified inspectors to assure best quality of all surface treatment work.

We hope this awareness of FROSIO will contribute to our growth in India and with an increasing amount of certified FROSIO inspectors.

Annual Meeting 2020

This year the FROSIO Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2020 at our head office in Oslo, Middelthunsgate 27, Majorstuen. Program will be sent to members within deadline.

10-year cooperation in Italy

This November it has been 10 years since our cooperation with Gruppo IspAC as our subcontracted examination body in Italy. The training has been performed by UNIGE in Genova-Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering – DICCA

We congratulate both companies and thank them for an excellent cooperation and we look forward to continuing for many years to come.

6th FROSIO International Conference

The 6th FROSIO International Conference was held in Brno, Czech Republic 19-20 September.

The FROSIO “family” was gathered with members from Certifying Bodies, Training Bodies, Board, Examination Committee and Secretariat. In addition to a full agenda all participants had the opportunity to discuss and share ideas for continuing success for FROSIO.

The event was hosted by our Training Body and we appreciate and thank you for all help in organization.

Industrial Valve Summit In Bergamo, Italy

Gruppo IspAC, our sub-contracted examination body in Italy, has attended the Industrial Valve Summit, 22 and 23 May 2019 in Bergamo, Italy. FROSIO joined the Gruppo IspAc stand and attended the summit. The Industrial valve Summit is an international exhibition on valve and flow control technologies.

The attendees on the photo (from left) are Quality System Manager Roberto Baldocchifrom Gruppo IspAC, FROSIOs Chairman Trond Soltvedt, and President Alberto Giuliani from Gruppo IspAc.

PAINT-INSPECTOR.COM – New Training Body Approved

PAINT-INSPECTOR.COM has been approved to conduct FROSIO courses.

Voith Hydro first company to receive certification according to FROSIO Guidelines

Voith Group, Division Hydro is the first company certified by FROSIO according to FROSIO-GUID-CP, our Quality Management Guideline for Companies Working in The Field of Corrosion Protection.

Joint seminar in Taiwan and renewed agreement with class NK

ClassNK in Japan have renewed their agreement with FROSIO and has committed to continue their certification activities in Japan. Previous to the meeting in Tokyo, ClassNK held å seminar in Kaoshiung, Taiwan with focus on offshore wind mill development.FROSIO was honored to hold a lecture on the importance of inspection of surface treatment.

Pictured are Toshifumi Kihana, Jiro Fujiwara, Ole Stræte, Trond Soltvedt, Naoki Hirabayashi and Goro Yuki.

Harvish Technical Services – New Training Body Approved

HARVISH TECHNICAL SERVICES has been approved to conduct FROSIO courses in India, Middle East and Gulf region.
HARVISH TECHNICAL SERVICES has over 24 years of experience in industrial corrosion control applications and forms part of the Institute’s training and certification portfolio.
We wish our new training body good luck and look forward to many years of good cooperation.