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Free Webinar to Focus on Blast QC

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Assuring quality control of abrasive blast cleaning—critical to the success of protective coatings projects—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.

Bill Corbett, Technical Services Manager of KTA-Tator Inc., will present “Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations” from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Oct. 19.

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Experts will discuss the equipment, materials and other quality items related to abrasive blast cleaning.

Corbett will discuss the quality items relating to abrasive blast cleaning, including equipment, materials and the prepared surfaces.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Corbett is Technical Services Manager and Professional Services Business Unit Manager for KTA, where he has worked for more than 30 years.

 Bill Corbett, KTA-Tator Inc.
Presenter Bill Corbett is Technical Services Manager at KTA-Tator Inc.

Corbett has conducted coatings training courses and instrument use workshops for a variety of industries for more than 20 years. He is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Protective Coatings Inspector, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Bridge Coatings Inspector, and a NACE International Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector. He is a lead instructor for SSPC’s Bridge Coatings Inspector, Protective Coatings Inspector and Applicator Train-the-Trainer courses.

Webinar Addresses Wastewater Coatings

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, JPCL and SSPC will offer a free webinar on “Selecting Coatings for Wastewater Facilities.” That webinar, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT, 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.

The presenters will be Lake H. Barrett and Gary R. Hall, of Sauereisen Inc.

Participants in this webinar may register here free.

Registration, CEU Credits

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

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.

Public works

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

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Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Quality control; SSPC; Surface preparation; Webinars; Worker training

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