Cui Lei

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Cui Lei

Coating Consultant

work Shanghai

work +86 21 5860 2868
cell +86 182 5283 5454

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Career Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Cui Lei is a qualified coating inspector/consultant with over 13 years of experience with marine and protective coating systems.  Cui joined Brookes Bell in December 2020, having previously worked as a coating superintendent for the Safinah Group.


Before working as a coating consultant, Cui spent several years working on new-build and ship repair projects. He is Familiar with surface preparation and relevant paint standards such as ISO, SSPC/NACE, ASTM, amongst others. While working as a coating superintendent, Cui has inspected and reported on a wide range of issues relating to coating system failures and loss of performance issues, such as:

  • Liaising with ship owners, paint suppliers and yards regarding repairs and coating failures.
  • Inspection of fouling and hull damage at yards during repairs or vessel service.
  • Visual deterioration of cosmetic finishes due to staining, UV and discoloration.
  • Assessment of coating damage due to improper application, improper surface preparation, unsuitable application climate and formulation issues.
  • Collection of appropriate forensic evidence, e.g. photographs, paint flake samples, on-site measurements, blister fluid, and amine bloom samples.
  • Analysis of complex analytical test reports.
  • Familiar with the application and quality control aspects of various coating suppliers.
  • Training and Familiarization of shipyard staff for coating preparation and application work.

Cui Lei has extensive experience with on-site coating inspection, process control, surface preparation and paint application processes.

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