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Lloyd’s Sets Marine Coating Web Series

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Lloyd’s Register has developed a new series of online coatings inspection courses, designed to ensure compliance with marine coating standards and promote maritime safety.



The training series is recognized by iCorr, SSPC, BCF and other international bodies.

“Coatings and Corrosion Control with the Use of Protective Coatings” is an internationally accredited series of courses, aimed at meeting the growing demand for qualified coating inspectors.

New Technology Demands

Many container and bulk freight vessel designers and builders/refurbishers now focus on researching, producing and applying coatings that reduce hull friction in the water, Lloyd’s notes.

In addition, with the banning of Tributyltin (TBT) and similar anti-fouling coatings, the marine paint industry has been developing increasing numbers and types of nontoxic coatings that use hydrophobic and hydrophilic technology.

These newer coatings require different application techniques than conventional anti-foulings to ensure their efficacy.

Certification, Diplomas Offered

“Students will be able to earn either certificates or diplomas, depending on the level they study, in coatings and corrosion control,” said Andrew Williamson, Marine Training Manager for Lloyd’s Register.

“The qualification achieved by taking the course on Performance Standards for Protective Coatings is equivalent to the NACE and FROSIO qualifications required by IMO and IACS,” Williamson said.

“Students can learn and progress at their own speed, and when it is convenient for them. These courses make it easier and more cost-effective for unlimited numbers of students to enroll.”

Recognitions, Requirements

Lloyd’s says the training program has been developed with industry experts to provide a comprehensive package of modules covering basic corrosion, methods of surface treatment, and application of protective coatings.

The courses are recognized by the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), the British Coatings Federation (BCF), SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings, and the University of Portsmouth.

Users will have 12 months after registering and paying their fees to complete the course. They must achieve a score of 100% to pass.

To achieve the IMO PSPC certificate, students must also pass a theoretical and practical assessment with a minimum 70% grade.

For the diploma course, students must produce written assignments for a number of specialist subjects after completing the online training. A three-hour examination completes the diploma course.

Prospective students may view a demonstration on how to register and navigate the site or may register directly online.

About Lloyd’s

The Lloyd’s Register Group, which dates to 1760, is a world leader in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognized standards—either Lloyd’s own standards or those developed by independent bodies.


Tagged categories: Antifoulants; Certifications and standards; Coating inspection; Coatings education; Marine Coatings; NACE; Protective coatings; SSPC; Worker training

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