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Tank Linings Figure into Free Webinar

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Tank lining failures and how to avoid them will be the topic of a free webinar broadcast Thursday (Sept. 21) on

Vijay Datta and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue, of International Paint and AkzoNobel Coatings Ltd. (Canada) respectively, will present “Better the Devil You Know: How to Avoid Tank Lining Failures,” an examination of the best practices for lining tanks in environments benign or harsh. The webinar takes place from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Thursday.

Tank lining failure
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The Sept. 21 webinar will examine how to avoid failures in tank linings.

Datta and O’Donoghue will look at the most important factors to focus on in order to prevent premature failure in lining systems. The presentation will range from the general “Why?” of tank lining and the role of people in the process, to specifics of tasks including surface preparation and stripe coating.

About the Presenters

Datta is Director of Protective Coatings, North America at International Paint LLC. He has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from IIT Delhi and a master’s in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and holds two U.S. patents. He received the Cardolite Corporation’s Mortimer T. Harvey Award for his developments related to the use of phenalkamine curing technology in protective coatings.

O’Donoghue is Director of Engineering and Technical Services for AkzoNobel Coatings Ltd. (Canada), and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Surrey, in England. He was named one of the top 25 thinkers of the past 25 years by SSPC, and received the Clive H. Hare Honors Award in 2011.

Together, Datta and O’Donoghue have authored more than 60 research papers, winning SSPC’s Outstanding Publication Award six times and JPCL’s Editor’s Award five times.

AkzoNobel is sponsoring this free webinar. To register, click here.

Upcoming Webinars, Video Archive

The 2017 SSPC-JPCL Webinar Education Series continues with several more presentations this fall. These include:

Past webinars available for viewing on include:


Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Coating failure; Coatings education; Education; Mike O'Donoghue; Tank interiors; Vijay Datta; Webinars

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