Assuring accurate measurement of coating thickness—a critical quality control issue in protective coatings—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.
“Practical Coating Thickness Measurement Overview” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Dec. 6.
The webinar will discuss factors that influence coating thickness measurement, along with a streamlined means of normalizing and verifying gauge accuracy. The latest means of evaluating the results and transfer of data into various inspection reports will also be demonstrated.
The presenter will be Paul Lomax, Director of Marketing for Fischer Technology, Inc. Lomax has more than 20 years of experience in the field of coating thickness measurement and is active in SSPC, ASTM, NACE, PCI and other industry organizations.
Participants 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:
“Aerial Lift and Scaffold Safety,” presented Nov. 30, highlighted Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements for the use of scaffolding and aerial lifts in the construction industry.
The presenter was Stan Liang, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with KTA-Tator Inc.
“Spot Repair and Priming as an Alternative to Full Coating Removal,” presented Nov. 16, reviewed the design of spot repair (as opposed to full coating removal) and described the benefits of this coating option in terms of economics, corrosion control, and aesthetics.
The presenter was Tony Serdenes, Regional Vice President/Director of Coatings for Greenman-Pedersen Inc. (GPI).
“Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations,” presented Oct. 19, addresses the quality items relating to abrasive blast cleaning, including equipment, materials and the prepared surfaces.
The presenter was Bill Corbett, Technical Services Manager and the Professional Services Business Unit Manager for KTA-Tator Inc.
“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 discussed good safety practices and regulatory requirements, including the current OSHA guidelines for a company safety program.
The presenter was Bob Ikenberry, corporate safety director and project manager for California Engineering Contractors, and an SSPC-certified Protective Coating Specialist.
“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.
“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.