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Wastewater Plant Coatings Are Focus of Webinar

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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The ins and outs of selecting the correct coatings systems for wastewater plants will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.

Lake H. Barrett and Gary R. Hall of Sauereisen will present “Selecting Coatings for Wastewater Facilities” from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Oct. 12.

Barrett and Hall will describe the coatings systems that are typically recommended for the main exposure conditions in wastewater service, and will explain the pros and cons for each system.

Pittsburgh-based Sauereisen manufactures specialty cements and corrosion-resistant materials for construction.

About the Presenters

Gary R. Hall, Manager of Organic Technology, has been with Sauereisen for more than 40 years. He is responsible for all organic products, which account for 70% of the company’s total sales, and has additional responsibilities for Environmental, Health and Safety management.

Gary Hall

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Hall is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NACE and various ASTM committees.

Lake H. Barrett is Sales Manager for domestic and international sales and services. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of polymer materials used for industrial construction.

Lake Barrett

Barrett has written numerous technical papers, many of which have appeared in Materials Performance, Wastewater Digest and JPCL. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University in Mechanical Engineering; a NACE-Certified Coatings Inspector; and maintains active memberships in NACE, SSPC and WEF.

Registration, CEU Credits

The program is part of the JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

Participants may register free for the webinar here.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board. To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Coatings Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts are now available at www.paintsquare.com/webinars. Among the recent presentations:

“Creating a Contractor Safety Program that Works,” presented Sept. 14, provides guidance for industrial painting contractors who have to develop a company safety program. The webinar discusses good safety practices and regulatory requirements, including the current OSHA guidelines for a company safety program.

Contractor safety

The presenter was Bob Ikenberry, corporate safety director and project manager for California Engineering Contractors, and an SSPC-certified Protective Coating Specialist.

“One-Coat Systems in Public Works Projects,” presented Aug. 10, describes the design and data derived from two FHWA research projects on coating performance, focusing on promising one-coat systems and systems with potential for long-term service. The presenter was Eric S. Kline, of KTA-Tator Inc.

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“Protecting Steel Edges,” presented June 8, describes specific methods of obtaining sufficient coating thickness on steel edges and other irregular steel surfaces, where coatings tend to pull away during curing. The presenter was Bob Kogler, of Rampart LLC, former head of corrosion protection and coatings research at the Federal Highway Administration.

Protecting steel edges

“Achieving Durability in Concrete Repairs,” presented May 11, provides an introductory-level overview on selecting and using repair materials for structural concrete in a way that assures the durability of the repair.

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The presenter was Peter Emmons, CEO of the Structural Group and past president of the International Concrete Repair Institute.

   

Tagged categories: Coatings education; Health and safety; Protective coatings; SSPC; Wastewater Plants; Webinars; Worker training

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